Today's Opinions

  • Planned Parenthood debate should highlight women’s needs

    Despite several ethical questions surrounding Planned Parenthood and the ever-present abortion debate, though it’s a difficult subject to cover, both institutions have justifiable places in modern society. Closely linked, the history of each has taken its share of twists and turns as public leaders hash out just where the practices fit among personal rights.

  • Ladies Day Out a Success

    Ladies Day Out was held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3 with  eleven participating businesses – Celebrations, Domestic Goddess, EverBody’s Fun & Fitness, Flowers by Les’a, Hauenstein’s, Herbs & Healthcare, LuLu’s Prom and Bridal, Now & Then, Perry County Memorial Hospital, Skinsations, Esthetician Salon & Boutique and the Tell City Depot.

  • A Message to the Voters of Cannelton

    My name is Ralph Dixon and I am running for the City Council in Cannelton. I want to tell you a little about why I’m running and to ask for your support and your vote. I also want to encourage you to vote for the rest of our team of candidates - Mike Anderson for Mayor, Arvina Bozarth for Clerk/Treasurer, and Emory Yaggi and Andy Rager for City Council.

  • Millennials aren’t bad, give us a chance

    Zane Clodfelter

    Spencer County Journal-Democrat


    As I was watching the season premiere of NBC’s Saturday Night Live over the weekend, I laughed at myself.

    Obviously I’m not famous enough to have a skit parody about me on the longstanding live show, instead it was my generation known in today’s society as “millennials.”

  • Now is the time to address debt, deficit problems



    During the most recent Republican presidential debate, topics of discussion ranged from the important, like the crisis in Syria, to the unimportant, such as potential Secret Service codenames.

    One topic that barely registered during the debate? Our nation’s debt and deficit problems. 
During the three hour debate, the word deficit was used just twice, and only one candidate discussed why we need to reduce federal spending.

  • Out of session, Rep. Arnold seeks public input, concerns

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative District 74


    The Indiana General Assembly only passes laws for a few months out of the year since it is a part-time legislature. This allows legislators additional time to connect with constituents during the interim so we are able to accomplish more during the legislative session. 

  • ‘The Martian’ is the most exhilarating space movie in years

    Director Ridley Scott’s recent return to sci-fi, “Prometheus,” was not very well-received, although I really enjoyed it, partially because it did not live up to the expectations created from Scott’s early sci-fi classic, “Alien.” Scott returns to science fiction again with “The Martian,” a film that could be called the anti-“Alien.”

  • Are you nuts … squirrels are busy this year

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones but it also turns out we are likely experiencing two different squirrel species all together.