The lost sounds of summer

August 5, 2014 Tom Purcell, Freelance Writer Editor’s note: This column is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “An Apple Core, a …

Going in debt to live the dream

August 4, 2014 Lacy Mitchell “Retro Active” It’s like belly fat that won’t go away, and for many of us, the old …

Recap of another great fair

August 4, 2014 Today I want to say “thank you” to the Independence County Fair Board, county officials and certainly the good people of Batesville and all …

End torture — shut down the CIA

August 4, 2014 Remember back in April 2007, when then-CIA director George Tenet appeared on “60 Minutes,” angrily telling the program host, “we don’t torture people”? …

Letter to the Editor

August 1, 2014 Returning to the ‘old school’ Dear Editor: I want to register a few comments about some current events. First, I want to comment …