Today's Opinions

  • Moose picnic another success

    Our annual Summer Fest Picnic and chicken and pork chop dinner sales this year was another success for our Lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.

  • Help sought on the road to recovery

    My name is Damon McCallister. I was arrested April 23, 2012, at a meth lab on 18th Street in Tell City.

    At the time, I was in full blown addiction and refused to admit that I was powerless over my addiction.  I sat in the old county jail until February or March of 2013 when I finally realized that I needed help and couldn’t get it on my own.

    I was sent to prison and had many people around who know how to work the system, as well as “old timers” who showed me that this is not the life someone like me could live.

  • Wyandotte Caves a hidden gem

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    For the first time since 2009, both the little and big Wyandotte Caves in O’Bannon Woods State Park are open to the public.

    This past weekend, I joined several folks from the Department of Natural Resources and the lieutenant governor for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially reopen the caves.

    These caves, located in Leavenworth, have been a part of our history for thousands of years. The very first guided tours were conducted in 1851.

  • Presidential politics and Donald Trump




    Dear fellow citizens and potential Trump voters: In this appeal to your reason and your civic conscience,

    I will address two basic concerns: 1) the contempt directed at Hillary Clinton, which pushes some of you in Donald Trump’s direction; and, 2) the reasons that Trump’s election this November would be a mistake of epic proportions.

  • Harvest time key to curing onions, garlic and potatoes

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    We harvested some fantastic looking potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well.

    We need to wait a few more weeks on the onions as we wait for their “tops to flop” which allows them to store better. We have enjoyed some fresh green onion and bulbs, but for the bulk of the crop, we want to harvest and cure them properly so they will store well.

  • Choosing Pence as running mate would not help Trump’s chances

    Mike Pence may not run for re-election as Indiana’s governor after all. Instead, he could run for vice president as Donald Trump’s running mate.

    Pence is reportedly among the finalists that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is considering as his running mate and recently met with Trump about that prospect.

  • Hold politicians to a higher standard

    Most people have it all wrong. The “Rule of Law” doesn’t mean that laws apply to common folk. Heck, even North Koreans have that. Rule of Law means that nobody, especially among the ruling class, is above the law.

    The principle is that the greater the power, the greater the danger; so the greater the accountability. Consequences are greater when rulers make mistakes, or commit crimes, so we have constitutions as a leash on politicians, not on us regular humans.

  • Don’t forget past wars




    What would America do today? The Fourth of July, our nation’s birthday has just passed and it got me wondering, since I’m such a history buff, what would today’s public and media think of these wars our fore fathers fought ...