Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Economy needs less government meddling

    I am replying to an editorial published in December titled “Letting people raise their own taxes could be a good move.”

    Now my first comments would be directed toward the part that says, “Most politicians are still unwilling to raise taxes on even the most wealthiest citizens.”

  • COLUMN: Ag economy more diverse


    Agriculture has a bright future in Perry County and southern Indiana and it’s not just corn and soybeans that will help drive profits on farms big and small.

    An afternoon drive proved that truth for me Thursday, perhaps helped by the early spring all of us have been enjoying for weeks.

  • EDITORIAL: Old junior high school should be sold as soon as possible

    The Tell City-Troy Township School Board hopes to hear options this month on how to dispose of the vacant former junior high school, and we hope this will lead to its quickly changing hands.

    Options presented at last month’s school board meeting included listing the building with local real-estate companies or conducting an auction. We vote for the latter, as it will likely lead to quicker disposal of the building.

  • LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves of others?

    On Sept. 18, 2011, I laid my husband to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery. His monument was placed in November and the cradle and flowers arranged.

    Already someone likes them also. His grave is visited several times a week but March 2 was special as it was our 59th wedding anniversary.

    All was well, I went by the next day and found an empty monument. We have had things stolen from our yard in the past, his flag off of our porch being the most important.

  • LETTER: Council comments a disservice to county

    I am writing to clarify my statements (made in a March 5 letter) about the proposed income tax concerning the new jail, and animal control ordinance and board. At the end of this letter I have included a short response to Jeff Jones.

    Because my first letter has led to some confusion, let me try to clarify my statements. First, when I was talking about the tax levy, I was talking about the 20 years as the time frame suggested by the council. According to stats found at Indiana.edu, the median household income is $44,652.

  • COLUMN: Learn more about Red Cross

    Guest Columnist

    My name is Nikki Hawkins and I am a new member of the Red Cross team. I’m so excited to be a part of such an wonderful organization. Llynn Enmen, who has been a fantastic representative of the Red Cross for years, and I have had multiple discussions over the disaster preparedness in Perry County and we have decided that the best thing to do is to bring everyone together to have a discussion about where we want to go and how we are going to get there.

  • COLUMN: Things we carry with us


    It’s been a long time since I peeked in a woman’s purse though I suspect women carry a plethora of things in their handbags. It’s the same with men’s wallets. In fact we all carry things with us, in our purses, wallets, glove boxes – who keeps gloves in glove boxes any more? – pants pockets and backpacks.

  • EDITORIAL: Politics is about morals, too

    While many Republicans focused on defeating President Barack Obama in November hope their party’s raucous nominating process wraps up soon, others of us – of all party affiliations – are enjoying the spirited competition between the three main GOP contenders, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.