Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: How well do you know your First Amendment?

    Much recent discussion has focused on the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    While we appreciate spirited debate on any public issue, we would like to see Americans go back to Square 1; our collective knowledge of the First Amendment leaves much to be desired.

  • LETTER: Law-enforcement officers are our hometown heroes

    Our law-enforcement officers are the first line of defense against crime. They conduct themselves in a manner that supports, maintains and defends the Constitution of the state of Indiana and the United States. While performing their duties, they risk their own lives to save the lives of others.

    The law-enforcement officer faces difficult challenges every day.

  • LETTER: Thank you to everyone for making Tell City’s New Year’s Eve celebration a hit

    On behalf of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to so many partners who assisted us in the first-ever Silversternacht celebration on New Year’s Eve. The event was a huge success due to the wonderful turnout and the immense amount of participation that local businesses, organizations and our local school corporations exercised to ensure the night was a memorable one.

  • 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.