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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Hesselbrock 'the obvious choice'

    The election is less than two weeks from now and the people of Spencer County will cast their important vote for the future direction of the city and county. Their vote will be a decision on which way we want to proceed. Our county will be challenged by the changes that are happening all around us. I ask myself, do we want to continue along the same direction or do we want to inject some new ideas and energy into our local government?

  • LETTER: Why vote for 'same unqualified people?'

    I’ve always wondered about the people who run for an elected office in our government. What fuels their desire to want to go through the battle of an election and then their time in office?

    For many, I believe, it is an uncontrollable need to work for the people they serve and make things “right.”

    There’s no ulterior motive, no selfish need for power, only the drive to help other people.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: Will Democrats abandon Obama this election?
  • LETTER: Volunteers, businesses made Progressive Dinner happen

    I would like to personally thank everyone that worked so hard to make the Progressive Dinner such a success! Hats off to the volunteers for their tremendous effort.

  • LETTER: Vote 'prayerfully'

    Working with military and veterans organizations, I have learned a great deal about leadership, dedication, integrity, and commitment. Words such as duty, respect, honor, courage, and selfless service define what these men and women represent.

    What we need in our government today are men and women who not only believe in these qualities but live them.

  • EDITORIAL CARTOON: A new regime brings uncertainty in N. Korea
  • Tree seeds need propagating

    Some plants are prolific; some are not. Dandelion seed floats through the air and disperses far and wide in spring or summer; hundreds of tiny seeds burst from the spent blooms of cleome as a sphinx moth feeds at dusk; and you can just walk past some hairy cress and millions of seed burst forth from the draft! Woody plants seem to be a bit more elusive.

    I have never seen a Serbian spruce spring forth from a fallen cone or an apple tree emerge from rotten fruit beneath the canopy. Starting woody plants from seed can be a bit more tricky.

  • LETTER: Response to a reader

    I am writing this in response to the letter from Gina Jesse, of Shelbyville.

    I am sure that the North Central Health Department is quite capable of handling their business as a multimillion dollar public health entity. If they felt that there was any concern with David Jenkins being the chairman, I am quite sure that they would address their concerns with him directly.