Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Bingo: Like life and death


    Forrest Gump’s mother compared life to a box of chocolates. “You never know what you’re gonna get,” she concluded, likely from experience.

    After a recent church picnic, I have a different analogy. Life is a lot like a game of bingo. You never know when the number you’re looking for  – or not looking for  – is going to be called.

  • EDITORIAL: Joining together to make a more beautiful Tell City

    Friday morning, the Tell City Comprehensive Plan Committee organized a cleanup of the downtown area of the city from Guttenberg to Tell streets. With Schweizer Fest approaching fast, committee members asked residents and businesses to come together to “spruce up” before the tents go up in City Hall Park for the yearly summer fest.

  • LETTER: Tell City man plans book of poetry, prose

    I now have a contract with Author House, Bloomington, to publish my book of poetry and prose this year.

    The complete title is “The Way We Were; Poetry and Prose as Time Goes By, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and Today.” History and poetry always relates to precedent in one way or another.

  • LETTER: Tell City Downtown Clean-up Day is Friday

    The City of Tell City is pleased to invite all area residents to volunteer in downtown Tell City for the first “Downtown Clean Up Day,” to be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, July 27.

    Residents, along with merchants and city personnel, are asked to meet in City Hall Park and join together in this promotion of pride in our community.

  • COLUMN: A smattering of tidbits

    By the Side of the Road

    A couple of years ago, I picked up a book titled “Secret Lives of Great Authors,” by Robert Schnakenberg. It had a certain appeal, much like the National Inquirer, which is in the business of publishing quirky and outlandish tidbits about famous people.

  • COLUMN: Helping shape young minds

    Feature Writer

    I had a very rewarding experience a few weeks ago.

    I was asked to judge the photography projects of 4-H’ers in the third through fifth grades during the annual Perry County 4-H Fair. I readily accepted the challenge and was very excited – albeit a little nervous – when I showed up to the fairgrounds July 8.

  • EDITORIAL: USOC should have required uniforms to be made in U.S.

    “You’d think they’d know better,” said U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner when it was revealed that Ralph Lauren had the uniforms U.S. athletes will wear at the Olympic Games opening ceremonies made in China.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was less restrained. “I think the (U.S.) Olympic Committee should be ashamed of themselves,” he said. “I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them.”

  • LETTER: Auction benefits Living Bread Food Pantry

    I am writing this letter to thank the following businesses and individuals that contributed to the seventh annual Living Bread Food Pantry Auction that was held May 29. With their help we were able to raise close to $2,200 this year and close to $15,000 over the past seven years.