Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Perry County and the War of 1812

    This month we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Remembering our ancestors who long ago had the courage and determination to fight for a cause they believed in: The United States of America. One might think the War of 1812 had little impact on our country because it is often overlooked for its significance in our history. But, in our area, in Perry County, they would be wrong.

  • LETTER: A few ideas for Tell City leaders to ponder

    I’ve got a few ideas that I would like to share with those who are interested.

    I think a pet parade would be a good idea within our annual Christmas parade in Tell City. Those wishing to participate could arrive with their dogs on leashes and take up the space of say, two floats. At the rear of the pet parade, dogs available for adoption from the animal shelter could be walked. This would allow those who wish to show off their pets to do so, and the shelter could possibly adopt out animals that would otherwise be euthanized; win-win.

  • LETTER: Women’s guild at EUCC grateful for help

    Sincere appreciation from the Women’s Guild of Evangelical United Church of Christ goes out to all who made our “Nacho Average” Mother-Daughter event on May 7 a success.

    Thanks to the men of our church and to Jose Flores, Chandler Lacy, Bryce Lain and Alex Ramsey, who took charge of the kitchen and dining-room duties. Also, we are especially thankful for the following merchants who made generous door-prize donations. Please thank them for their support as you shop at these businesses:

  • LETTER: Horse rescue group needs your support

    The board and committee of Indiana Horse Rescue South would like to thank Stella Nies for use of her land in Tobinsport, Mark Ramsey and Stuart Hibbs for the paperwork to get our 501(C)3 status and bookkeeping, William Tell and Perry Central schools, local Girl Scouts, Jeanette Ward and Leann Gehlhausen for personal donations to purchase two round pens.

  • COLUMN: Plan a ‘staycation’ at home

    Guest Columnist

    People don’t have to travel far to vacation in premier national forest recreation areas, some of which are free. There are several free or reasonably-priced campgrounds on the Hoosier National Forest, where people can enjoy a “staycation” close to home.

  • COLUMN: A special place to live


    Michelle Duncan, a fourth-grade teacher at Perry Central, asked her class – in the days before the end of the school year – to write about why Perry County is a great place to live.

    Students were assigned to write letters to the editor. Michelle chose three letters and submitted them for publication. Those penned by Alyssa Hinton, Mallory Lynch and Chyanne Austin were among the best. I’m sure they were all interesting.

  • EDITORIAL: Nonpartisan blanket primary would likely increase voter turnout

    In Indiana’s primary election this year some Democrats wanted to vote for Richard Lugar in the Republican senate race but wanted to vote for their favorite Democratic candidates in other races.

    Under Indiana election law, they could not do both, though. They had to choose a ballot with only Republican candidates or one with only Democratic candidates.

    But under a California election law adopted by voters as Proposition 14 in 2010, voters could do both.

  • ‘Prometheus’ a complex,entertaining film masterpiece

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

    The main discussion concerning “Prometheus” is whether or not the film is a prequel to Ridley Scott’s classic, “Alien.” The cast and crew have been vague about it, at most admitting that there’s some “Alien” DNA in the film. I think they’ve been dodging the question not because of spoilers but because of revenue.