Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Our caring community


    We live in a caring community. That was evident Jan. 26 as a I left the Perry County 4-H fairgrounds carrying a pair of to-go chicken dinners. That day’s benefit for Zach Taylor drew hundreds of people to raise money for a young man and volunteer firefighter who is battling cancer.

  • EDITORIAL: A cardinal pays for his sins

    A cardinal was relieved of his public duties last week in another sign the American Catholic Church is more willing to confront decades of abuse of children by priests and the sins of those who tried to hide the truth and protected pedophiles.

    In a never-before-seen move, Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez relieved his predecessor, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, of all public duties over his failure to handle reports of clergy sex abuse.

    Mahoney served as Los Angeles archbishop from 1985 until his retirement in 2011.

  • Maintaining the priority

    By Bobby Cox

  • LETTER: The gun-control hypocrisy of fat cats

    Ok, Chris Christie, I’ll see your reprehensible and raise you two contemptible.

    What is this all about? The National Rifle Association ran a video advertisement pointing out the hypocrisy of President Obama and many politicians and media celebrities sending their children to schools protected by armed guards, while at the same time criticizing and ridiculing the NRA for recommending that all schools have armed guards.

  • LETTER: Community continues its long support of Tell City Kiwanis’ food-basket program

    The Tell City Kiwanis Club would like to thank the many donors to the Kiwanis Christmas Basket Program this year. Your donations, totaling $15,736, helped make Christmas brighter for hundreds of families.

    Tell City Kiwanians provided 319 food baskets to families in Tell City, Cannelton, Troy and some rural areas while our partners at Perry Central Outreach provided 52 baskets at Perry Central with help from Tell City Kiwanis.

    Many thanks to following Kiwanians and volunteers who helped distribute the baskets:

  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting the Humane Society

    The Humane Society of Perry County would like to thank all the people, businesses and veterinarians who make it possible to continue helping responsible animal owners in our county. If it were not for your generous donations, we could not continue with our projects of helping to spay and neuter Perry County animals. Also the ability to help provide dog houses or the straw giveaway in the fall would not be possible.

  • COLUMN: Psychological-physiological reactions to colors

    Guest Columnist

    Editor Vince Luecke’s Jan. 14 column concerning the winter blahs didn’t give much importance to the power of colors, especially orange and the winter blahs. That is where I can add something from Dr. Marx Luscher, a Swiss research psychiatrists’ color test, which I have used in teaching counseling psychology classes and with prison inmates.

  • COLUMN: Our governor’s call to action

    District 74 State Representative

    The third week of session was defined by Gov. Pence’s first State of the State address. He touched on many things that have and will impact Indiana, what we have achieved and what we still have to do.

    As I said last week, Indiana is entering a new era of leadership under Gov. Pence and Lt. Gov. Ellspermann, and Tuesday night we were given a clearer picture of their administration’s priorities.