Opinions and Letters

Letters to the Editor

The Comet welcomes letters to the editor responding to articles and events in the news. They must include the author’s name, address and telephone number. The letter writer’s name and city/town will appear in the paper – no exceptions. Letters must be 400 words or less in length. Please send your letters to: editor@carrollcountycomet.com; Letters to the Editor, Comet, P.O. […]

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Indiana’s Fiscal Mix: Maybe We Should Take a Look at Spending


When the coal started running low at the mine my father worked in, he considered several options. The one he decided on was to relocate from Kentucky to Fort Wayne, which had two major advantages. It was large enough to have plenty of employment opportunities not involving coal mines, and his sister and her husband already lived here and could […]

General Assembly should improve State systems supporting foster youth

Guest Op-Ed

It is shaping up to be a busy legislative session at the Statehouse, and I am eager to work with lawmakers to support the teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care in Indiana. At Foster Success, we ensure that the 24,000 teens and young adults transitioning out of the state’s foster care system are healthy, stable, and have […]

City Council should be developing the Delphi zoning ordinance


You know, it certainly seems the Delphi City Council – the people elected to serve the people – should have a significant role in the development of a revamped zoning ordinance. Mayor Anita Werling should have all five Council members on the steering committee before anyone else. There is one. It also seems the people who are involved with this […]

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Is this the government we deserve?


“You get the government you deserve.” Thomas Jefferson I don’t have a Ph. D. in political science but one is hardly needed to realize something is seriously wrong with the current state of our government. It isn’t that the President commits oral gaffe after gaffe or that the House Republicans resolved to play family feud in public. These are only […]

Pack it in – you’re the ‘working aged’

My new Human Resources/ Medicare employment identity is “Working Aged.” Ok, sure, I get it—as in elderly, feeble, decrepit, ancient, debilitated, worn out and shot. Yes, I am 64 and approaching retirement age, but what a dispiriting designation. If I continue to work beyond 65, what will they call me next, the “Working Dead?” Is my true usefulness over? I […]

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My Guide to the Legislature

As another Indiana legislative session begins, there is an interesting dynamic at work. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb, proposing his final two- year budget as a lame duck, is laying out an ambitious and in some ways histo ric spending plan. He endorses hundreds of millions more for such things as education, public health, economic development and increased salaries for teachers […]

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