Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Looking over the fiscal cliff

    Guest Columnist

    Economics is not an experimental science. We can’t say to Congress, “Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government’s budget.” This is not what elected officials do.

    Except that’s just what is scheduled to happen come Jan. 1.

  • COLUMN: Keep marijuana illegal


    Election Day wins by proponents of legalized marijuana have generated quite the buzz – sorry for the pun – in the past couple of weeks, as well as debate among several friends.

  • EDITORIAL: Election shows disfavor with education changes

    We have often wondered how teachers keep up with all of the changes thrown at them.

    Most of the changes come from Indianapolis, and with Tony Bennett serving as the state’s chief education official, their rollout has been fast and furious.

  • LETTER: Fall festival enjoys tremendous support

    Our 67th Annual Fall Festival Oct. 24 enjoyed a tremendous turnout from students, staff and community supporters. Cannelton Elementary’s PTO would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for helping make this year’s annual Fall Festival a huge success. Along with the entire staff and student body of Cannelton Elementary School, we would like to thank Dan Hayden, Amy Knight, Scott Hemmings, Smokey Graves, Scott Hemmings, Margaret Anastasiades, Martha Graves, Arvina Bozarth, Amy Bodeman, Andrea Maffia, Mike Evans, Tori Thomas and Lexy Thomas.

  • LETTER: Electric department requires customers to give out Social Security numbers

  • LETTER: Humane Society collecting used doghouses

    The Humane Society of Perry County is asking for the community’s help to donate used doghouses to those in need.

    Each December, the society tries to provide doghouses, but the need is always greater than the supply. We have been fortunate to have a woodcrafter donate time and skill for this endeavor so we can make new houses if possible.

    To donate used doghouses, please contact me at 836-4842. You can also make monetary donations by mailing them to P.O. Box 21, Tell City, IN 47586.

  • COLUMN: Elected officials’ ideas fine

    Guest Columnist

    This is in opposition to the article in the News that was written by guest  columnist Don Swaney.

    My first question is to Vince Luecke, the editor: Why would you as editor have such an uninformed person writing an article for your paper?

  • COLUMN: Congress refuses to address vital issues

    Center on Congress

    With the elections over, Congress faces a full plate of tough issues when it reconvenes. There will be a lot of talk about fiscal matters, “grand bargains,” and sorting out party caucuses. But there’s one vitally important question we’re certain to hear nothing about.