Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: We can’t afford to forget the purpose of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • LETTER: Marathon feature well written

    I want to thank you for your coverage and great story on Kim Strobel’s participation in the Boston Marathon.

    Your writer, Trista Lutgring, did an excellent job describing the marathon, Boston’s unusual weather conditions for this year’s race and Kim’s preparation for the event.

    The story was thorough and interesting. It was an informative sports story as well as a solid human-interest story.


  • LETTER: Library’s silent auction a ringing success

    The Friends of the Perry County Public Library would like to thank the staff, its patrons and the citizens of Perry County for supporting our Antiques at the Library and Silent Auction during National Library Week in April.

    We want to thank the following vendors for setting up, displaying their items and sharing their expertise:

  • LETTER: Triathlon a credit to students, supporters

    The fourth William Tell Triathlon was held May 5. The event was offered free to any student in grades 1-6. This year’s triathlon had 120 student participants.

    All students were given free shirts, water, fruit, water bottles, sack lunches and a pool party for participating.

  • COLUMN: Vaccines make lifelong impacts on health of children

    Guest Columnists

    Parents invest a lot of money and time each year ensuring their infants have the best tools to grow, learn and become strong and successful adults. Yet almost 30 percent of parents have not given their child one of the most important tools of them all to ensure a long, healthy and happy life: their complete set of immunizations.

  • COLUMN: Bountiful spring for bees


    It’s been a bumper year for honeybees, at least if the number of bee swarms reported over the past several weeks is any indication.

    More than a dozen swarms have been reported and local beekeepers have worked hard to help by gathering in swarms and providing them new homes.

  • EDITORIAL: Help county officials comply with disabilities act

    The underlying goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act was to ensure people whose ability to move about is limited would enjoy many of the liberties guaranteed to everyone else.

    It looked good on paper, and to a large degree that’s where it remained.

    A report issued in 2009 contained a foreword by Attorney General Janet Reno celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. “The ADA is making the dream of access a reality,” she wrote.

  • LETTER: Foundation helps adult learners succeed

    As many in the community might be aware, the Perry County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to adult education in Region 11 and our partner, Cannelton City Schools, to provide transportation services for the adult education class in Perry County.

    The free class, held at Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City, is fairly new, and we quickly realized that one of the most significant barriers for students in the community wanting to take advantage of the class was transportation.