Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Consider these resolutions for new year

    Each new year brings, for many people, resolutions they hope to fulfill in efforts to become better people. Some resolve to begin healthier practices such as eating better and exercising more. Others promise to devote more time to their families and friends. Some want to work harder to increase their own earnings or other measures of success.  

    All of those are noble goals on a personal level. We’d like to offer some suggestions for improvements on a community level.

  • Middling ‘Hobbit’ is still a good ‘Rings’ film

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

    In the battle of the geek trilogies, I’ve always fallen on the side of “Star Wars.” 

  • Longing for a return to Perry County

    As a 33-year-old, I feel that I’ve seen more places than most people have in a lifetime. I’ve been to the mountains, saw the oceans, lived along the Gulf, the list goes on.

    Of all the places I’ve been, none compare to Perry County when it comes to being the place for me. That being said, I’ll take just a moment to explain why.

  • Editor’s Santa column drew smiles

    I was reading the article written to Santa from our editor. I first passed it to read other parts of the paper.

    As I perused the pages, I found I kept going back to the article. I often read his articles and am quite fond of nearly all of them.

    While reading, I found myself smiling and by story’s end I realized that I had even broken into a full snicker a couple of times. It’s my opinion that this was a well-written, timely and funny article.

  • A big thank you to Rolling Thunder

    On behalf of the Perry County Council on Aging and all those we serve, I would like to thank Rolling Thunder Indiana Chapter 7 for their continued donations, which make our organization able to provide transportation services for our Perry County residents.

    We would also like to thank Evangelical United Church of Christ for the generous donation to our Senior Center. Once again Perry County Council on Aging has received local support from these organizations and it is greatly appreciated.




  • Emergency services great in Perry County

    My husband and I were visiting my family in Tell City when my husband had a heart attack. I was able to get him to the Perry County Memorial Hospital in less than 10 minutes, where they stabilized him during his attack.

    He was then taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville to undergo a heart-catheterization procedure that will give him a new lease on life.

  • Think before talking

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in December 2009.

    My face reddens easily, but never more quickly than when I say something I shouldn’t. I can take back what I write, at least before the paper goes to print, but words that leave my mouth can’t be retracted.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s Note: In the months before the Christmas of 1897, an 8-year-old girl named Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the New York Sun, asking if there really was a Santa Claus. Edward P. Mitchell gave the assignment to Francis P. Church, whose reply to Virginia appeared in the Sept. 21, 1897, edition of the Sun. Virginia’s letter and Church’s reply, as it appeared in the Sun, are reprinted below. Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died May 13, 1971.

    Is there a Santa Claus?