Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: It’s time for polarization to end and governing to begin

    Probably television stations, which received giant amounts of political advertising revenue this year, are the only ones not glad that the U.S. elections are over. But since many of the races were close at the national and state levels, it will be interesting to see how the victors govern.

    President Barack Obama once again proved to be a highly skillful campaigner. Virtually his only misstep was being too passive in his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

  • Thank a veteran for the freedoms we enjoy

    After serving their country with honor, courage and skill, too many veterans are struggling to find jobs.

  • LETTER: Candidate forum at K of C a success

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News would like to thank the community for its great support of our Oct. 18 candidates forum.

    The event was a great success and we want to thank all of the candidates who took part as well as the public for attending.

    Thanks also to Tell City Knights of Columbus for allowing us use of their facility for the event. It’s another sign of the council’s long record of service to our community.

  • LETTER: Scouting helped by community support

    If a parent ever experienced their son as a member of the Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, they had to observe a transformation as the years progressed.

    They would start as a first-grader, eager to have fun, and all the while, the den leader would be teaching them all the qualities in the Scout Oath and Law.

  • COLUMN: Civil discourse and ideas

    Center for Congress

    The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable.

  • COLUMN: A season of progress


    Autumn may be a time of the year when Mother Nature slows down but this fall has ushered in a season of construction and progress in Perry County. From Tell City to Cannelton, development, the planning process for development and new construction are under way.

    Tell City’s visitors center along Seventh Street is under roof and the framing process over the past couple of weeks has given an idea of what the structure will look like, at least its dimensions.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t think your vote counts? Think again!

    A successful American government flows from an informed electorate. We are nearing the end of another historic campaign season. Historic not for any one single event, but historic because every vote we cast connects us to our past.

    Each time we step into the poll, we should be reminded of the fact that in our past every American did not have the right to vote. It is for that reason that every Hoosier should be disappointed when only 22 percent of Indiana’s 4.4 million registered voters cast a ballot during the primary election.

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