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Today's Opinions

  • Flying with the Thunderbird

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencer countyjournal.com

     

    “Poyekhali” is probably not something you’d expect to run through your mind at 6 a.m., unless you had just pulled an all-nighter cramming for a Cold War history test.

  • Plan to help ‘stamp’ out hunger Saturday

    This Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers and partnering organizations will sponsor the 23rd-annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

    We’re proud that in Perry County, the Tell City post office will again be among offices in more than 10,000 U.S. cities taking part.

    This means our city and rural letter carriers will not only deliver our U.S. mail and packages Saturday, but they will also pick up donations of nonperishable goods we’ve (hopefully) left at our mailboxes.

  • A few hits and many misses in Legislature

    With the adjournment of the 2015 Indiana General Assembly, elected officials from around the state, including our own representative and senator, will soon release their “legislative summaries.”

    I have followed the legislature very closely this spring. The following is my critique of their work.

  • Transparency needed when it comes to student loans

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly

    Guest Columnist

     

    A college education is important for many Hoosiers to secure good-paying jobs in today’s competitive economy.  Student loans help enable thousands of Hoosiers access to a quality college education that would otherwise be out of reach.

    Nearly one million Indiana students have federal student loans, and according to the Institute for College Access and Success, Hoosiers in the Class of 2013 graduated with an average of $28,466 in debt.

  • Village’s Dogwood events well attended

    Once  again, Shubael Little Pioneer Village hosted many visitors during Perry County’s Dogwood Tour April 25-26.

    Sunday was a particularly beautiful day with the dogwoods presenting  a wonderful show. along with spring wild flowers, birds and other critters enjoying the coming of spring.

  • K of C’s 2015 Tootsie Roll drive a success

    Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 would like to thank the entire community for the support of our annual Tootsie Roll Drive held the last weekend of April.

    Volunteers from Council 1172 enjoyed seeing all who visited our many locations and are proud to announce we were successful in collecting donations of approximately $4,800.

    These donations will be contributed equally to the schools and programs for  mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • Perry County’s pride: A strong local hospital, great schools

    Quality of life is a phrase most of our readers have read several times in regards to our community. Quality of life refers to how we perceive our community and how likely we are to be happy living or working here – or how likely we are to make Perry County a new home.

  • In the legislative homestretch at last

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, as you know, a lot can happen before the horses cross the finish line. Like any race, the Kentucky Derby is very comparable to the legislative session, and we are officially in the homestretch.