• Amnesty is a good deal for the state and slow taxpayers

    Feel burdened by a debt you owe the state that will be very costly to pay? Now is the time for you to get out from under the burden.

  • United Way needs your help to build a better Perry County

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $125,000 for groups that provide important services in our community.

    The community’s combined gifts to United Way will help build our community and make Perry County a better place to live and work.

  • Clerk who refuses to issue licenses should resign

    The old saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too,” correctly indicates that most issues in life involving making choices – one can’t have it both ways. But that is what Rowan County, Ky., Clerk Kim Davis is trying to do.

    Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples even though she has been ordered to do so by a federal judge and has lost every appeal, including one to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Fewer waivers, a more open government

    That the last week brought news of ethics reform for Hoosier state government is nothing new.

    What was different was that the news was encouraging.

    According to state records, government officials have been issuing fewer waivers that would let state employees take related jobs in the private sector before a yearlong wait.

    So far this year, just one waiver has been granted. That’s in contrast to the past decade, where about 10 waivers were allowed each year.

  • County leaders: Search for savings before adopting tax

    We were glad to learn the county council plans to wait some time before taking action on a public-safety tax. If adopted, Perry County workers could see an additional one-quarter of 1 percent deducted from their paychecks. That may not sound like much but as many Perry Countians know, every dollar counts.

  • Editorial: Social insurance is a legacy worth preserving
  • Lessons learned in government squander

    Those who lead this nation and its offices are entrusted to spend our dollars wisely. So when officials feel hoodwinked, there is a duty to recoup lost revenues. But bad business decisions on their part, made on blind faith and a strong brand, should not be fodder for federal court – especially when the institution reaped the benefits, at least in the moment.

  • Goodell’s lying about Deflategate should exonerate Brady

    The National Football League’s image has taken a hit in the last 18 months due to what many perceived as its inadequate reaction to domestic- and child-abuse cases against some star players and to concussions suffered by current and former players.

  • Tell City’s big week is here; we have a lot to celebrate

    Schweizer Fest is here and we know it’s going to be a great week. As we write this on a Friday, we continue to hear rave reviews of the Schweizer Fest production of “Mary Poppins.” That show wrapped up Sunday afternoon.

    Thanks to everyone involved in its success.

    Schweizer Fest, as nearly everyone knows, marks the Swiss-German heritage of the city. It also recognizes the daring and determination of the first 1858 settlers who cleared – quite literally with their hands and pick axes – a future for themselves and following generations

  • Together, we can help students succeed

    With August on the horizon, Perry County students and educators are gearing up for another school year.

    Classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 4, for Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School corps. Cannelton School District will welcome students for their first day of classes the following Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    As school administrators, faculty and staff prepare to open their classrooms, students and their families are also busy preparing for a new year of learning.