Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Governor should respect Ritz and her authority

    Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement last week that he will form a Center for Education and Career Innovation may be a good step in promoting lifelong learning and reducing the state’s unemployment rate. The decision, however, should have included Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz and her staff in the process.

    He didn’t and that’s a problem in our eyes.

  • LETTER: Schweizer Fest silent auction support will battle Alzheimer’s

    On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association team, Kroessman’s Krusaders I want to thank the following Perry County artists for their kind donation of art for our Schweizer Fest silent auction: Lynn Dauby, Rachel Decker, Laura Dinkle, Shelly Goodrich, Nita Claise, Mickey McMahon, Terri Theis and Nancy Poehlein.

    We raised a total of $374 toward our $5,000 goal.

  • LETTER: Supporters making things happen at village

    The Shuabel Little Pioneer Village would like to publicly thank Southern Indiana Power for a $1,500 grant to which Mulzer Crushed Stone added $500 for materials to be used to improve our access road.

    Development and upkeep are constant expenses at the village. And we do appreciate these two local businesses for these contributions.  Amy Etienne authored the winning grant.

    We also owe a big thank you to Danny Peter, Bill Simpson and Bill Gibson.  They each provided professional expertise in efforts to upgrade the village this year. 

  • LETTER: Returned wallet instills faith in people

    While visiting in Tell City for Schweizer Fest Saturday, I lost my billfold. When I became aware of it I was able to locate it through some helpful policemen.

    It was found by Paul R. Berger and given to them. Upon retrieving it at their police station the lady on duty had called several family members before she was able to get in touch with me.

    Thanks does not seem adequate enough to all involved but I appreciate their help very much.

  • LETTER: Trio of back-to-school events big successes

    The Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township schools would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back-to-school cookouts.

    The turnouts were great with thousands of students and parents who enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.

    The students and their families visiting at the three school sites appreciated the free school supplies and food.

  • COLUMN: We count on clean water

    District 47 Stare Senator

    As a result of an increasing population and the amount of fresh water needed for public usage, agriculture, industry and the environment, the competition for water resources today is far more intense than 50 years ago.

  • COLUMN: Nature’s beauty and the beast


    It continues to amaze me what nature can come up with and in just the past couple of weeks, I’ve encountered beautiful winged creatures and horned monsters just miles apart. As far as insects go, they’re even related to one another.

    Of course, people judge what in nature, whether plants or animals, is beautiful and what is ugly. Perhaps most amazing to me is how much goes on under our noses, or sometimes, just outside our homes.

  • EDITORIAL: Perry County has rich history worth celebrating in bicentennial

    Next year will mark Perry County’s bicentennial and a group organized by Perry County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheri Taylor is meeting the second Tuesday of each month to plan a celebration for it.

    The meetings are open to anyone and we urge any interested citizen to attend. We think the celebration is a good idea, as Perry County has a rich history worth celebrating that most people may not be aware of.