Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Earth Day is every day for Hoosier farmers

    It has been estimated that one billion people around the globe, in some way, observed Earth Day Sunday (yesterday). This was the 42nd annual celebration of a day set aside specifically to reinforce the importance of environmental vigilance, veneration and responsibility.

    It may go largely unnoticed but there is a portion of our population that observes Earth Day 365 days a year.

    Chances are very good that you know at least one of them.

  • LETTER: How much will tapping reserves cost U.S.?

    I’d like to address some issues pertaining to Jim Adkins’ letter (“Obama’s energy whoppers point to failures”) published  April 16.

    Mr. Adkins brings up what appears to be huge reserves of oil in the U.S. However, has he bothered to check just what tapping all those reserves would cost?

  • COLUMN: Counties receive community asset inventory report card

    District 74 State Representative

    Most of us really don’t like to receive a grade score … unless we are assured an A or B.  That said, letter grades give us a strong indication of “where we stand.”  

  • COLUMN: Outwitted by a turtle


    Wars aren’t won in a single day but two days of trying to trap an elusive snapping turtle had me shaking my head in frustration last week.

  • EDITORIAL: Rally against invasion of privacy needs your support

    We Americans are reasonable, for the most part. While we love our freedoms, we realize we must sometimes accept restrictions on them. Our freedom to move about on the streets our taxes fund, for example, is restricted by stop lights and signs. We understand the need for them, so, for the most part, we comply with them.

  • COLUMN: Levco will serve the county well

    County Prosecutor

    On Monday, April 9, the Perry County Council held an emergency session to hear my petition to hire a part-time Deputy IV-D prosecutor.

    In 1975, Congress amended the Social Security Act, Title IV, Part D – hence the Title IV-D – to provide greater assistance to the states in establishing paternity and enforcing child-support orders.

  • LETTER: Obama’s energy whoppers point to failures

    President Obama has recently claimed that the U.S. has only 2 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves but uses 20 percent of the world’s oil. Therefore, he postulates that drilling for oil is a no-win proposition for us to rid ourselves of energy dependence. Despite his insistence that we don’t have enough energy reserves to maintain independence, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • LETTER: Cannelton to offer bus service outside city

    Students who reside in the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and the Perry Central School Corp. can attend school in Cannelton without paying transfer tuition. Students may also take driver education at Cannelton High School at no cost. Cannelton is the only high school in Perry County that offers driver education to its students.

    Beginning next school year, (2012-2013), the Cannelton City Schools Corp. will provide bus transportation at pickup points for students living in Tell City, Troy and the Rocky Point-Tobinsport areas.