Today's Opinions

  • Stuber led hospital well

    Seventeen years is a long time in any position and few jobs in a community are as important as administrator of a local hospital. Joe Stuber has shouldered the duties of Perry County Memorial Hospital well and as he caps his career, we wish him well and thank him for a job well done.

    Stuber retired last week after holding the position of hospital president and chief executive officer since 1999.

  • New laws promote a healthier Indiana

    Lloyd Arnold

    Indiana House District 74


    Many new laws will take effect on July 1 that reflect our ongoing effort to improve the lives of all Hoosiers.

  • Dividing iris improves plant health, bloom

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    We have all asked the question, “why hasn’t my plant bloomed?” Sometimes the answer is as simple as not enough sunlight, not old enough, not cold enough or hot enough, etc.  In fact, it could be as simple as a little digging and dividing for some renewed blooming attitude.

  • For eligible Americans, voting should be easy

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process “crooked.” Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party’s use of super-delegates made its nominating process a “rigged system.” For many voters, the intricacies of voting rules quickly became a topic of overriding interest.

  • The adventures of a deer named Jon

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    One day in early June, back in 2015, Leonna and I were mowing a lawn up in Burglan Hills. It was a yard that we had mowed oh, I’d say a hundred times before. I wasn’t paying strict attention to what was going on around me. When you have mowed lawns for a living for more than twenty years it all seems to blend together.

  • Summer equals bluegill time

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Summer has officially arrived, according to the calendar. The thermometer also agrees.

    Daylight is shrinking a bit each day, however temperatures will continue to warm, maybe heat, for the next two months.

    To catch fish midsummer requires a different mindset than one employs during spring, fall, or winter. Like people, most fish slow down and head for a cool, shady spot on hot sunny days;.

  • Preventing ATV accidents

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Unfortunately, over the past year, a few parents here in Southern Indiana have received the dreaded phone call telling them their child has been injured or killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident. As a father of four boys, I cannot begin to imagine getting a similar call. I am an outdoorsman who enjoys bringing my kids along with me and I understand how fun it is when the entire family participates in activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking and riding.

  • Community Crossings infrastructure projects

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Indiana’s road infrastructure has been a major topic of discussion recently, especially at the Statehouse. As the Crossroads of America, citizens rely on our roads and bridges to grow our economy and keep drivers safe.

    This past session, the General Assembly passed a funding plan that provides $1 billion for Hoosier roads without raising taxes.