Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Promoting higher education

    District 74 State Representative

    Hoosier students are the future of our state. The next generation of leaders is in classrooms throughout the state, learning the skills necessary to keep Indiana moving forward. For each student to reach their potential, education equality is the first step.

  • EDITORIAL: Supreme Court should let states decide marriage laws

    Most think the U.S. Supreme Court will issue a ruling this spring on whether gay marriages are legal, but that may not occur. Instead the court may simply let each state decide that issue.

    Two related cases questioning the constitutionality of gay-marriage bans are currently before the Supreme Court. One involves California’s Proposition 8, in which that state’s voters banned gay marriages in November 2008.

  • LETTER: Legion Easter bunny had plenty of helpers

    Cannelton American Legion Post 142 and its auxiliary would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their recent donations to our Post Home and for the annual Easter-egg hunt:

    McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Charles Stillwell, Arby’s, Wall’s, Papa John’s, Keith and Joyce Hagan, Mulzer’s, Huber Funeral Home, Zeke Ransom and Dan and Jane Hayden.

  • LETTER: Orscheln Easter-egg hunt a success

    The Humane Society of Perry County would like to thank all the children who participated in Orscheln Farm and Home’s egg hunt.

    We also thank the parents for taking time from their busy schedules to provide patience and taxi service for their children.
    We hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

    Thanks to the Easter Bunny for taking time to have his picture taken with the children. Thanks to all the volunteers and Orscheln’s for making this hunt a success.

  • COLUMN: College visits offer big insight

    Purdue University

    I’ve got a son in college and a daughter about to be. In the past four years, we’ve done a dozen college visits at nine different schools. It’s been a research effort lasting years; perhaps I should report some results. First a disclaimer: I work for Purdue. I’ll try to stay objective.

    So here are a few of our experiences – research observations, I suppose. Start with the best, with names attached.

  • COLUMN: What’s wrong with the term ‘illegal immigrant?’


    As a community newspaper that focuses on local happenings, the News does not often publish Associated Press stories, but like most publications, we have long followed the AP Stylebook.

  • EDITORIAL: Let’s make downtown hotel a reality

    If a new hotel along Tell City’s Seventh Street is feasible economically, let’s not waste time. Let’s make it happen.

    That was the message Tony Pappano delivered to the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau a few weeks ago. Pappano is a grant administrator and community visionary who for years has helped our area leverage grant funds. He was instrumental in Tell City being awarded and successfully administering more than $2 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Fund grants over the past few years.

  • LETTER: Donations would help me attend six-day National Student Leadership Conference

    I have been invited to represent Tell City High School at the 2013 National Student Leadership Conference. According to its brochure, the NSLC “seeks outstanding high-school students from around the world who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability.” The leadership conference offers programs specific to students’ interests. The various programs are held on college campuses around the United States.