Today's Opinions

  • We face real challenges to representative democracy

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes not from abroad, but from within.

  • Persimmons dropping early this year

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The apple orchard has been picked clean, some are stowed in the refrigerator, some are applesauce, some frozen and the rest are dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)

  • Know your limits: Learn to ride, ride to live

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    During the fall season, my family loves to spend time riding ATV’s. As parents, Jodi and I want to ensure the safety of our boys at all times, and while we understand there are risks involved with this activity, by staying educated and getting certified we can mitigate those risks significantly.

  • Adkins well qualified for city council

    I just want to encourage my friends in Tell City to be very aware of the opportunity that we have to support an excellent leader for our city council. Jim Adkins has been a leader in our community for many years, and is very interested in progress for our community. Jim has taught and mentored many local young people. And, while he and his wife, Leonna, have no children of their own, they often go out of their way to encourage the youth of our city and county.

  • Constitution holds lessons for political-religious views

    On September 20, Presidential Candidate Ben Carson was asked, “Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?”

    “No, I do not,” Ben  Carson answered. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this  nation.”

  • Leadership Class Thanks Local Sponsors

    The Leadership Perry County Class of 2015 is taking an aim at substance abuse issues by creating a directory of area services that can help individuals and families in need of help.  Our goal is to get these directories into the hands of law enforcement, local charities, churches and civic organizations.

  • Hoosier farmers and families need senate to stand up for science

    By Dave Lowe, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Herb Ringel, Indiana Corn Growers Association


    Indiana families will be hurt with higher costs if a group of anti-science activists get mandatory “warning” labeling laws on foods with genetically modified organisms passed in states around the country.

  • Why I love living in Perry County

    Chris Thornton



    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee, sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp., is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.