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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Dwayne Johnson back in action

    ERIC HARRIS, Film Review

  • VNA, United Way: Strong local partners

    In today’s society, health and human-services needs are ever-increasing. Providing help for people in crisis, making families and youth stronger and improving the health and well-being of individuals are much needed services in every community. By funding programs that address these and other needs, the United Way of Perry County is making a huge impact in our own community.

  • Hospital auxiliary’s holiday bazaar a success

    We want to thank everyone who supported our recent Perry County Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar by buying bake-sale items, raffle tickets, craft items, making gift shop purchases or by enjoying our turkey and dressing luncheon. It took every auxiliary member to help us with this event. They truly enjoy being able to hold this event every year.
    We really appreciate all the support you give us each year with this special day as well as with our other fund raising projects. The monies we raise go to help fund different needs of our local hospital.

  • Food drive will benefit hungry residents

    The Perry County Food Pantry Coalition would like to thank everyone who contributed to recent food drives. St. Paul Catholic Church donated 563 pounds, Southern Indiana Power donated 497 pounds and the Election Day food drive brought in 741 pounds of food, bringing the grand total to 1,801 pounds.
    The following food pantries make up the Food Pantry Coalition: Widows Barrel, Council of Agencies, Community Adventists, all in Tell City, Martin’s Cloak in Siberia and Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton.

  • Family thankful for community’s generosity

    The Alexander family would like to thank all the generous business people who gave items for the auction and raffle Oct. 30 for Traci Alexander and her daughter.
    We greatly appreciate it.

  • A look at referenda results

    The November election saw 18 school referenda in Indiana. Six passed; 12 were defeated. Why were there so many referenda? And what explains the results?
    We have two kinds of school referenda in Indiana. Voters must approve property taxes for most big construction projects. This requirement came from the 2008 tax reform, and since that November there have been 32 school capital projects referenda. Eleven have passed. That's 34 percent. Two out of five passed on Nov. 2, a slightly higher 40 percent.

  • Things this smart German boy can, can’t do

    An old priest in Cincinnati with the last name of Schmidt used to assure me there was nothing a smart German boy couldn’t do. He made me a believer. The man made beer and wine, played the violin, spoke several languages and though advanced in years when I knew him, tended his own garden, made his own horseradish and was an expert pistol marksmen and woodcarver. He was a well-loved priest, too.

  • Shop at home first

    Thanksgiving leftovers may still be with us, but Black Friday is gone and along with it the hoopla, big sales and crowded stores. What is left is a Christmas season with 26 days left.

    While plenty of gifts were purchased over the weekend, most of us still have plenty of shopping to do and we encourage our readers to do most of that here at home in Perry County.