Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Local United Way empowers Salvation Army efforts

    I am writing you today to encourage your readers to support the United Way of Perry County during their 2012 fund raising campaign.

    The Salvation Army Perry County Service Extension unit is proud to be a UWPC partner. The primary goal of The Salvation Army Service Extension program is to provide emergency financial assistance to people in need throughout the community.

  • LETTER: America quickly moving in wrong direction

    First I have not met you personally. I was raised in Perry County, married a local girl and moved to Paducah, Ky., in 1952, following my work in construction. In 1958 we moved to Pensacola, Fla., again following my work and raising my family here and I remain here now. Most of my family remains in Perry County.

    A couple of years ago, I subscribed to The Perry County News and I enjoy reading it but many changes have taken place as well as new names.

  • LETTER: BMV’s lack of communication frustrating

    In April of 2010, I was convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated for driving with .08 percent alcohol level. I was guilty and received one year of probation with alcohol and drug testing monthly, Southern Hills counseling, five days in jail, almost $5,000 in cost and fines and required to carry high risk insurance for three years. Everything was fine until Dec. 9, when I decided to combine my homeowners insurance with my car. The insurance company canceled my old policy and wrote a new one but made a mistake - like we all do from time to time.

  • COLUMN: Looking over the fiscal cliff

    Guest Columnist

    Economics is not an experimental science. We can’t say to Congress, “Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government’s budget.” This is not what elected officials do.

    Except that’s just what is scheduled to happen come Jan. 1.

  • COLUMN: Keep marijuana illegal


    Election Day wins by proponents of legalized marijuana have generated quite the buzz – sorry for the pun – in the past couple of weeks, as well as debate among several friends.

  • EDITORIAL: Election shows disfavor with education changes

    We have often wondered how teachers keep up with all of the changes thrown at them.

    Most of the changes come from Indianapolis, and with Tony Bennett serving as the state’s chief education official, their rollout has been fast and furious.

  • LETTER: Fall festival enjoys tremendous support

    Our 67th Annual Fall Festival Oct. 24 enjoyed a tremendous turnout from students, staff and community supporters. Cannelton Elementary’s PTO would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for helping make this year’s annual Fall Festival a huge success. Along with the entire staff and student body of Cannelton Elementary School, we would like to thank Dan Hayden, Amy Knight, Scott Hemmings, Smokey Graves, Scott Hemmings, Margaret Anastasiades, Martha Graves, Arvina Bozarth, Amy Bodeman, Andrea Maffia, Mike Evans, Tori Thomas and Lexy Thomas.

  • LETTER: Electric department requires customers to give out Social Security numbers