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Today's Opinions

  • Parish closings would hurt people, communities

    News that some of Perry County’s Catholic parishes may eventually close under a consolidation plan under consideration by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis came as a shock to many over the past week.

  • Choosing Pence as running mate would not help Trump’s chances

    Mike Pence may not run for re-election as Indiana’s governor after all. Instead, he could run for vice president as Donald Trump’s running mate.

    Pence is reportedly among the finalists that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is considering as his running mate and recently met with Trump about that prospect.

  • More thoughts on the Gen. Lafayette story

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    On June 30, The Perry County News printed a guest column titled “Give Historical Credit Where Credit Is Due.”

    The subject of this article involves the 1825 shipwreck of the steamboat Mechanic in which Revolutionary War Hero General Marquis de Lafayette was a passenger. Mr. Saalman, the author, implies that Lafayette never traveled to the Perry County side of the river during the time he was stranded because of the wreck.

  • Hillary Clinton’s legacy of failure

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Having read Brett Sanders’ letter of the last week, I have to conclude that his rather tenuous tether to reality is coming unwound. His initial premise, that Hillary Clinton is honest, ruins his shot at credibility for the rest of the piece. It is as if he is living in an alternative universe where up is down and bad is good. We are warned of this in the Bible where the book of Isaiah says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”

  • Predictability an asset

    MARK BENNETT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    They’re calling us boring. I’m not sure if we Hoosiers can take such an assault sitting down, unless it involves eating a bag of chips while reclining in a lounge chair at the mall.

  • Moose picnic another success

    Our annual Summer Fest Picnic and chicken and pork chop dinner sales this year was another success for our Lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.

  • Help sought on the road to recovery

    My name is Damon McCallister. I was arrested April 23, 2012, at a meth lab on 18th Street in Tell City.

    At the time, I was in full blown addiction and refused to admit that I was powerless over my addiction.  I sat in the old county jail until February or March of 2013 when I finally realized that I needed help and couldn’t get it on my own.

    I was sent to prison and had many people around who know how to work the system, as well as “old timers” who showed me that this is not the life someone like me could live.

  • Wyandotte Caves a hidden gem

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    For the first time since 2009, both the little and big Wyandotte Caves in O’Bannon Woods State Park are open to the public.

    This past weekend, I joined several folks from the Department of Natural Resources and the lieutenant governor for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially reopen the caves.

    These caves, located in Leavenworth, have been a part of our history for thousands of years. The very first guided tours were conducted in 1851.