Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: TC cheerleaders thanks community

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School cheerleaders would like to thank the following for their great support with donations during our annual golf scramble at the Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    We could not have a successful program without the help from great people and businesses like you.

  • LETTER: Writing workshop a big hit despite rain

    Despite a real gullywash rainstorm, the memoir-writing workshop held Oct. 5 at the Perry County Public Library in Tell City was a real success.

    Through insightful and bubbly Nancy Jackson, staff member at the library, opportunities were created to reach family historians and others. It’s great to inject our community with input and viewpoints from a wide range of folks — way to go, Nancy. Thanks also to our library director, John Mundy and all others at the library.

  • LETTER: Rome’s volunteer firefighters thankful

    The Rome Volunteer Fire Dept. would like to take the time to personally thank each and every member of the community who so generously gave their time or made a donation, or who came out and enjoyed the day with us.

    We would also like to give a big “Thank You” to Jim Krutz for the wagon rides and The Country Sunshine Band with Darrel Toomey for the entertainment.

    Without each and every one of you our annual hog roast would not have been a success.

  • LETTER: St. Meinrad Rocks another big success

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make the third annual St. Meinrad Rocks Fest a success. The newly created Spencer County Community Foundation Fund, which will help with the continued preservation of town memorabilia and historical pieces, is off to a good start.

  • LETTER: What has happened to America and us?

    By some standards, one could say that I am old, although I don’t feel old. But I have been around long enough to observe some disturbing changes take place, which makes me say to myself,” what has happened to America?”

    Looking back on when I went to school. I carried a pocketknife, like almost every other young boy and some girls. We did not consider it a weapon. We considered it a tool.

  • LETTER: Lydia’s Wish came true thanks to you

    We would like to thank all the people and businesses that donated to Lydia’s (Haycraft’s) cause.

    We would like to give a special thanks to the Firehouse Printing for the flyers, Schwab Safe, Masterbrand Cabinet and Mark Brasseur Roofing for their large donations. Thanks to the Indianapolis Colts for their special gift to Lydia and to Indiana, Evansville and Western Kentucky universities and Evansville Icemen for the tickets.

  • COLUMN: Making Perry County home

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This is the latest in an occasional series of columns from people who have moved to Perry County or residents who grew up here, moved away and have returned. Today’s columnist, Andy Holliden, is a Tell City native who has returned with his family.

  • COLUMN: Disgust with disability cheats


    I watched with great interest a “60 Minutes” story Oct. 6 about the abuse and overspending of public money on federal disability programs.

    CBS journalist Steve Kroft profiled Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn’s work to ferret out fraud in disability programs. In case you didn’t know how large those programs have become in recent years, some 12 million people now get disability check from the government each month instead of holding down a job.

    That number is up 20 percent in the past six years alone.