Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Tell City is truly a welcoming community

    To the community of Tell City, as we prepare to return home to Utah, we want to thank you all for being so welcoming and friendly to us this past year.

    It’s been delightful to go into the hospital, City Hall, schools, businesses, restaurants, etc., or walk down the street and have people wave, smile or talk to us.

    We’ve really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Missionaries, The Church of Jesus Christ of
    Latter-day Saints

  • LETTER: Let’s keep guns out of the hands of criminals

    I do not own an assault weapon, nor do I have any desire to own one. In fact there’s no reason for me to have one, no reason for you to have one either. But to ban them ?

    What’s next? Pistols, shotguns, bows and arrows? You say that will never happen. Let’s hope not. But we all know things change. Politicians change from one week to the next.

    Whatever’s hot today. That’s what they’ll vote for, what they think will get them future votes.

  • LETTER: TCHS Class of 1962 generous to others

    The Council on Agencies in Tell City would like to thank the Tell City High School Class of 1962 for their recent financial donation.

    These funds, collected in lieu of a gift exchange during the group’s Christmas party, will be especially beneficial as the council struggles to keep up with the increasing number of families who find it difficult to purchase the food they need.

    Local donations and funds provided by the United Way enable our county’s food pantries to operate successfully.

  • LETTER: Please get your firearms facts straight

    In reference to your recent editorial, it is extremely difficult to have a reasoned discussion concerning gun control when proponents use misleading, intentionally demonized definitions.

    You show a total lack of understanding concerning “assault weapons” since that term does not exist in military lexicon because, oddly enough, they consider all weapons systems to be “assault weapons.”

  • COLUMN: Forest offers winter adventures

    Guest Columnist

    Happy New Year from your Hoosier National Forest, Indiana’s National Treasure. As we welcome the New Year, consider the many fun things to do in the Hoosier National Forest in winter.

  • COLUMN: Entertaining ‘Django’ one of year’s best

    Film Review

    Quentin Tarantino has become a somewhat controversial figure in cinema. There are the Tarantino devotees, who have been on board since they first saw “Reservoir Dogs” and enjoy every single thing he does. I can nearly be classified as part of this group.

    Then there are the people that have been less than impressed with everything he has done since “Pulp Fiction.”

  • COLUMN: Remember that bleak Jan. 22

    Guest Columnist

    I vividly remember January 22, 1973. Richard Nixon had just been inaugurated for a second term. That thought depressed me. Lyndon Johnson, a virtual exile in Texas, died of a heart attack. And the news of a breakthrough in negotiations to end the Vietnam War commanded attention. It seemed we might get our POWs back.

  • COLUMN: Guns, school safety and strong emotions


    We’re always happy when editorials on this page generate letters to the editor, even when it’s a mistake of ours that gets people putting pen to paper.

    Last week’s editorial advocating tighter restrictions on assault-style firearms generated quite the buzz. That’s good. Our editorial contained an error in saying school shootings were carried out with automatic weapons. Instead, they were done with semiautomatic weapons. There is a difference.