Today's Opinions

  • A different take on incarceration

    State Rep. Ron Bacon
    District 75

    I had the opportunity recently to visit a unique facility here in southern Indiana – the Branchville Correctional Facility. It was an experience that I don’t get to have very often, and wanted to share this eye-opening process with you.

    If you aren’t familiar with the Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County, it is a male-only, medium-level security facility with about 1,400 offenders.

  • COLUMN: Here’s why EPA’s proposal will raise your electric bill

    Vince Griffin
    Guest Columnist

    The strict carbon emission limits recently proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will mean higher electric bills for business and residential consumers. The warranted outrage over this latest maneuver, which comes with no evidence of improving overall air quality, was plentiful and came from various corners. A few examples:

  • Businesses made school health fair success

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for participating in our staff and community health fair:  

    Betty Cash of Golden Living, Debbie Gengelbach of Burris-LeClere, Lori Richey of Norwex, Wendy Alvey of Advanced Rehabilitation, New Directions-Jason Powers, Eddie Duke, Missy Arnold, EverBody’s-Kelly Perryman, Dea-coness Hospital-Vickie Deer, Perry County Memorial Hospital-Caryn Weiss, Shelly Poole, Perry County Clinic and Liberty Lab.

  • News should be ashamed of headline

    In regard to the headline in the Oct. 31 issue of the Perry County News. That was the most objectionable, disgusting, degrading headline I have ever seen splashed across the front page of a small community’s newspaper.

    The fact that something like that could and did happen is bad enough, but the fact that you felt it necessary to emblazon it in very large print was completely uncaring for the people of Cannelton, who are striving to make our city a better place to live.

  • Water-resources committee makes recommendations

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Through the summer and fall when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session, lawmakers convene interim committees and commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis on complex issues facing the state. As a part-time legislature, the Indiana General Assembly often does not have the time and resources to completely delve into more complicated issues while in session, and interim committees are an opportunity to fully vet propos-ed initiatives.

  • Inspired by Rachel’s Challenge

    Jacqeline Trowbridge

    On Oct. 31, Perry Central Community School invited a very special guest to speak to the students about a program called Rachel’s Challenge.

    Rachel’s Challenge shows the importance of kindness through a presentation about the most infamous school shooting in history.

    Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shooting that took the lives of 12 students and one teacher.

    Rachel’s funeral was shown on CNN and had the largest viewing in history.

  • EDITORIAL: Revolution targets absurdity in education

    A revolution is occurring that could change the nation in very fundamental ways. People, many of them teachers, are speaking out against standardization in education.

  • Legion commander: Let’s serve veterans as well as they have served us

    Guest Column
    By Daniel M. Dellinger
    National Commander
    American Legion

    During the recent government shutdown many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.

    More than one a day. That is how many members of our active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve forces have committed suicide over the last year. Simply put, we are losing more servicemembers by their own hands than we are by the enemy in Afghanistan.