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Today's Opinions

  • Dogged journalism is democracy’s blessing, not curse

    Lee Hamilton
    Center on Congress

    Let’s start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what’s happening in the world – and understand the plans of allies and enemies – to keep the nation prepared and secure.

    If intelligence work is going to be effective, much of it has to be done in secret.

  • COLUMN: Do I have a responsibility to protect our readers?

    KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    I’d like to address a complaint I hear about my writing from time to time.

    The latest discontent came in reaction to a story I wrote about the Cannelton Common Council discussing the fact that some people were simulating sexual activity in the city’s Gazebo Park.

  • Indiana’s governor offers vision for public education

    Mike Pence
    Indiana Governor

    Indiana’s students and schools have made great progress in recent years. According to the latest scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, Indiana is improving at the second fastest rate of any state in the country. We owe this progress to the hard work of our students, teachers and the parents and school reformers everywhere who have insisted that we hold our-selves to high standards.

  • Generation Gap: Sandra Kramer

    EMILI STEPHENS
    Guest Columnist

  • SIRS appreciative of United Way's funding

    Within our community we have an organization that touches so many of us in a multitude of ways. The United Way of Perry County works tirelessly behind the scenes and on the front lines to create a better life for those who live in Perry County.

    From its volunteers who work with United Way Days of Caring, to the system of grants they allow to their partners in our community, United Way touches the lives of everyone in Perry County.

  • Obama Adminstration’s actions over five years proves Chicago-style politics still around

    We have all heard of Al Capone and how he controlled Chicago in the 1930s. He had the judges, lawyers, press, state governor and the people on his side. He bought anyone who would resist him. He thought he was the almighty answer to any problem.

    Certainly there were times when he thought he was an untouchable. The federal government went after him but they could not get him for murder. They used the IRS to bring him down for tax evasion. We now have a Chicago-style style administration in Washington. A dictator, a tyrannical government.

  • Village open house a credit to volunteers

    Shubael Little Pioneer Village once again had a most successful open house Oct. 19-20. Following those two days, we hosted 85 fifth-graders from Perry Central and 129 kindergartners from Tell City. There are so many to thank for our success.

  • Century supported pancreatic cancer fight

    November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

    Although decades behind  other cancers in research discoveries and treatment options, pancreatic cancer receives the least amount of federal funding of all major cancer killers, approximately only 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget.