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Recent letters to the editor have put forth conspiracies about COVID-19. Too bizarre to repeat or rebuke, but it should be noted that these conspiracies can lead to serious illness and/or death. Please pay attention to reliable sources of information such as our county health officials or yo…

It looks as if school is starting in Clark County, coronavirus like it or not. I read the transcript of an interview by WFPL radio station with Mark Laughner, GCCS superintendent, and Mark Felix, Greater Clark Education Association president. So many things affected me I had to voice my opinion:

During the last week we’ve seen numerous extreme heat days with temperatures in the upper 90s and a heat index in the hundreds! These extreme heat days are dangerous for children and the elderly and can be disastrous for Hoosier farmers. If greenhouse gases are left unchecked, Southern India…

I am no expert on the coronavirus, but I have some thoughts about the current crisis in not just our country but in the world. I am a semi-retired teacher who is only at risk because I am over 65 years old. That means I am restricted to the places I can go safely. My husband and I did everyt…

No one ever wants to receive bad news from their doctor. But among the many Hoosiers living with cancer like my Dad and their loved ones, this scenario is all too real.

What do we want the children of our community to learn from this moment in history? As we continue to discuss what school will look like this coming semester, have we considered that the most significant lesson students will learn this year may very well be the one we are modeling as adult c…

Congratulations to the New Albany High School class of 2020. You have challenged future graduating classes by raising the bar in academics, athletics, the arts, community service and many other areas. Your accomplishments will be hard for future classes to match.

The cultural event of the summer is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s brilliant play “Hamilton,” now streaming on Disney Plus. The play that first swept into the American consciousness four years ago is now finally available to watch at home, rather than just listening to the soundtrack or seeing it in-p…

Oh my goodness, here we go again! Local government, bowing to the big-money gun manufacturing lobby, is wasting time again “recognizing the second amendment to the United States Constitution,” when in reality, they are shirking their duty to abide by the Constitution and serve the people in …

Here’s to hoping that tobacco users in and around our community will consider all of the health risks that come with smoking, vaping, and chewing. As you may know COVID-19 doesn’t care if you smoke or not, however smokers seem to be at a higher risk since their lungs have been affected by th…

I am writing in response to the column that appeared in Friday’s Tribune by Mr. Primus Mootry, “People Act on Implicit Bias.” In writing about the death of Rayshard Brooks at the Wendy’s in Atlanta, Mr. Mootry criticized the staff at Wendy’s for not trying to wake Mr. Brooks as he slept in h…

Recently sent a letter headlined Thievery or Racism telling of our Black Lives Matter sign that was stolen from our property. Well, we put up a second one on Saturday and by this morning, it too was stolen.

As a Jeffersonville High School student, I believe that the Greater Clark County School system’s return to school plan comes up short by not requiring masks. Since Jeff High is such a large school with upwards of 30 students in a classroom, proper distancing of six feet is unachievable. Beca…

There have been a few public opinions by supporters of NAFCS’ safety referendum as to why it was defeated at the polls. Those opinions are not only erroneous, but they illustrate the tone deafness that contributed to that defeat. This includes the opinion by school Superintendent Dr. Brad Sn…

In 2014, the United States of America and 30 other countries established the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). The GHSA was established to help detect, respond to, and prevent infectious diseases. The GHSA works through four mechanisms: member action, action packages, task forces, and in…

Has everyone heard the phrase, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water?” It’s an idiomatic expression for an avoidable error in which something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad, or in other words, rejecting the favorable along with the unfavorable.

Having read Lindon Dodd’s column in the June 13 paper I am compelled to respond. Mr. Dodd makes the case for the history of the Civil War and the generals that fought for the Confederacy with honor and valor. Stop right there! Where is the honor or valor of fighting to keep human beings in c…

The Sisters of Providence leadership team and the Providence Community strongly condemn the heinous violence against and ultimate murder of Mr. George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. We mourn with the Floyd family as yet again another unarmed black man’s life is snuffed ou…

You know that beautiful chorus of children’s voices singing in unity while playing outside, London bridge is falling down, or humpty-dumpty, or one of the many other childhood songs we remember? Well, this past weekend while sitting on my front porch downtown, I could hear that beautiful cho…

We want Hoosiers to know about National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 5. Reducing gun violence across Indiana and the nation is a serious matter throughout the year. But in these times of elevated stress, awareness of gun violence at home is especially urgent.

As I am sure everyone knows by now, we lost a genuinely great man this week, Lee Kelly. I had the good fortune to work with Lee for over 30 years, working in conjunction with his radio and TV programs, more specifically TV, as we worked closely in the early years to get the program up and ru…

Do we really want our kids and school staff to be safe? Of course; we all do. But are we prepared to we make the necessary and most effective efforts…or will we simply throw lots of money at the problem and hope that it works? Regardless of how you vote on the school district’s newest reques…

Shame on people judging our law enforcement workers. Remember innocent until proven guilty. Walk a mile in their shoes, and then you might respect them more.

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