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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Why openness matters

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Guest Columnist

    One of the fundamental lessons of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy was that our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not because it was asleep at the switch or ignorant of the dangers that Al Qaeda posed, but because the agencies charged with our safety did not share what they knew, either up and down the chain of command or with each other. The attacks were preventable with shared information.

  • COLUMN: A northern beercation

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    It wasn’t that grand of a vacation in terms of time away from work, but a few days in southwest Michigan last week served to recharge my batteries and unlocked some of the often-overlooked attractions just to our north. It certainly whetted my appetite to return. My last week off was a self-planned “staycation.” I called it a brief but much-needed “beercation.”

  • EDITORIAL: School officials should stick to written, not personal policies

    Employees of the Cannelton City Schools Corp. can expect nothing that’s backed by the handshakes or signatures of its leadership, we noted in this space in October 2012.

    They proved that again in denying an incentive bonus to Bridget Bruggeman and other teachers.

  • Groups support limits on power-plants carbon pollution

    By HAROLD P. WIMMER & THOMAS FERKOL M.D.
    Guest Columnists

    Few things are more frightening for a parent than racing to the hospital with a child who can’t breathe. Few things are more difficult for a physician than telling a family that a loved one will not recover from an asthma attack. We work with people who know those experiences far too well and – because of those experiences – support reducing carbon pollution.

  • America must recapture its technological edge

    By ELIJAH BRYANT
    Guest Columnist

    The day was July 20, 1969. Arguably this day would forever go down in history as the single greatest accomplishment for any species on planet Earth; for it is the day that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the moon. It truly was one giant leap for mankind.

  • Never heard of ‘Snowpiercer?’ Don’t let that stop you

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Reviewer

  • LETTER: Many helpers fill kids’ backpacks with food

    The Perry County Weekend Backpack Program completed another year delivering food to area school children during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Each Friday more than 110 students from Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township School corporations participated. A total of 3,170 bags containing individualized servings for six meals for the weekend were purchased from Tri State Food Bank and distributed Fridays throughout the school year. Major financial support came from Perry County United Way, Perry County Community Foundation, and the Schreiber Family Charities.

  • LETTER: SIP should stick to delivering electricity

    I wonder where Southern Indiana Power got the idea that I want to be their stooge and help them lobby the government for the right to continue spewing the massive amounts of pollutants from their filthy coal-fired power plants.

    It sure did get that idea somewhere, because in the past week I have gotten junk postal mail, junk email and junk phone calls from Southern Indiana Power, all asking me to tell the government I want more pollution instead of cleaner air.