Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Obama no liar for U.S. oil reserves comments

    In his letter of April 30 (“Letter writer overlooks Obama facts, failures”) Jim Adkins seemed to have a lot to say about the issue of oil production, along with quite a bit about me. In the letter, Mr. Adkins calls me a liberal but he has never met me, talked to me on the phone or communicated with me in anyway. Furthermore, in looking at my past letters to this paper I don’t see anywhere that I gave an impression of being a liberal.

  • COLUMN: The truth about postal reform

    Guest Columnist

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. Business Week recently catalogued unhappy stakeholders, including postal unions, postal management and some Republicans who wrongly think the bill burdens taxpayers.