Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: County court systems should work together

    I filed a small claims in Perry County court against a Boonville business. The Boonville business wanted it transferred so Perry County allowed it. The business was supposed to pay the transfer fee but never did so I refiled in Perry County.

    The same judge allowed the same transfer back to Boonville and the same judge has now waived the transfer filing fee.

    I paid the transfer fee in Perry County and now he won’t pay in Boonville so to get my case heard I have to pay a filing fee in Boonville.

  • LETTER: PC Football Families appreciate donations

    Perry Central Football Families organization would like to thank the following businesses who so generously donated:

    Branchville Correctional Facility, CVS, Circle S St. Croix, Fifth Third Bank, Guillaume’s Store, McDonalds, Orscheln Farm & Home Supply, Papa John's, R & A Sports, Sonic, Tammy’s Creative Catering and Waupaca.

    Your donations really do make a difference and again, thank you.

    Perry Central Football Families

  • LETTER: Derby Riverfest 5K a great success

    On behalf of the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department and its board of directors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people and organizations that made our 5K run-walk event successful.

    A total of 77 runners and walkers participated in the event, and a great time was had by all thanks to the following:

  • LETTER: Village open house had many helpers

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village had a hugely successful open house Oct. 20-21. This was due largely to an army of dedicated volunteers. We would like to recognize some of those volunteers.

  • LETTER: Fundraiser will protect endangered horses

    Horse Rescue South Inc. would like to thank the following people for their generous donations and hard work during our recent fundraiser and countywide events:

  • COLUMN: Threats to the family meal

    Guest Columnist

    Federal regulators recently roiled America’s farmers with the release of new rules for financial instruments. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, one of the agencies charged with implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, officially announced the new requirements and said they would take effect by year’s end.

    What does Dodd-Frank, passed in response to the 2008 economic crisis and aimed at reforming a vast swathe of the financial sector, have to do with farmers?

  • COLUMN: Get your old shoes out


    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Wednesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate inside the next morning.

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets. Someone who must not know me very well also deposited a small lump of coal. I got a kick out of that.

  • EDITORIAL: City leaders need to advance annexation

    Tell City Councilman Chris Cail’s decision last month to raise the issue of annexation was well-timed. A front-page News story appeared that day listing some of the recommendations of a just-completed comprehensive plan for the community.

    The lead recommendation was for the city to move forward in preparing a plan to incorporate nearby areas.