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Editorials

  • Balanced life found in a farmers market

    Year after year, we continue to see growing enthusiasm for out local farmers markets. That’s evident in the number of vendors providing goods, as well as the crowds ready to basket some of the harvest.

    Enough thanks can’t be expressed to all those who have taken time to provide goods, as well as to the shoppers who have helped make the markets a continued success.

  • Politicians must be civil in dealing with media

    When Richard Nixon was president, he kept an “enemies list” that included more than 50 media members (Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, actress Carol Channing and New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath were among many others on that eclectic list).

  • Bucshon needs to host a community open house

     

    There’s a lot we admire about Congressman Larry Bucshon but we think he’s doing himself and his constituents a disservice by not holding one or more town-hall meetings in the Eighth District. We hope he plans one or more this spring or summer.

  • Understanding motives a key in fight against drugs

    The question has been posed, why does it seem that drugs are infiltrating our community at such an alarming pace? Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of an arrest made, locally, for drug offenses. It may be for illegally having prescription medications, methamphetamine and even heroin. Sadly, a rash of several deaths of young adults puts an exclamation point on the problem.

    We blame it on addictions. But before the chemical dependence, what triggered the desire to partake in this activity?

  • Amphitheatre’s transparent pricing offers great deal for all

    For the second year in a row, the Lincoln Amphitheatre will present concerts by some of the biggest names in music this summer, all on Saturday nights and all at extremely reasonable prices, compared with what one would pay elsewhere.

    But, perhaps, the best thing about the amphitheatre’s shows is the transparency in the pricing, which is unusual in the concert business.

  • Legalized monopolies go against capitalism

    There may be risks in vaping an electronic cigarette, but the government shouldn’t circumvent the existing standards of law in its regulation.

    In 2016, a bill passed the Indiana legislature that, through extremely specific criteria, essentially gave one security firm, Mulhaupt’s Inc. of Lafayette, the right to approve or disapprove electronic cigarette liquid manufacturers in the state.

  • Tell City needs a cinema

    We’ll let the criminal and civil cases against William Lillpop work their way through the court system but we will use this space today to voice our strong hope that a theater remains in Tell City.

  • Hats off to dispatchers

    This week is Public Telecommunications Operators Week, an overly complex name for a time set aside each year to thank the people who answer the phone when we dial 911.

  • Look to self to spark a change for kids

    Sadly, you don’t have to look very far to find instances of child abuse. It might be happening in your own neighborhood, with few none-the-wiser. It might come from outright neglect, parents putting kids in undesirable situations through their drug use, or even sexual abuse.

    Social media has been abuzz in recent weeks surrounding the arrest of the Tell City Cinema owner jailed on several felony charges for alleged sexual misconduct with minors. Some have even taken to actively picket and boycott the business, and demanded it be sold.

  • City faces tough annexation decision

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that annexation opponents obtained the required signatures to formally challenge Tell City’s plans to incorporate 1,776 acres. It may seem odd that an annexation ordinance passed nearly three years ago, in April 2014, is still in the court system. But it is. All of the legal moves thus far have been preliminary; the court has not yet judged annexation on its merits. But it’s been expensive nonetheless.