Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Television: Turn it off!

    Guest Columnist

    It is common in the United States today for the average family to spend several hours a day watching television. Though on the surface it may seem a harmless pastime, television viewing has an unbelievable impact on the way we act and think.

  • COLUMN: Hobos and homelessness


    Dorothy Tomlison, who until recently lived near Evanston, mailed me newspaper and magazine clippings about hobos.

    Being a hobo was quite a popular occupation in decades past, such as during the Great Depression, not out of choice, but necessity.

    Times were tough and people lost homes and farms. That necessitated hitting the road – or the railroad – in search of jobs and opportunities.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton superintendent, school board, it’s your burden to share the truth with us

    Supporters of Cannelton City Schools may have felt under fire in recent months – perhaps as long as the last few years. The list of challenges facing the small city school district is neither small nor filled with secrets. Limited enrollment, changes in the way the state provides its funding and rising expenses have crippled the school district’s finances to the point where debt has accumulated and bills, at times at least, have gone unpaid and educational staff reduced.

  • LETTER: Businesses supported Marksmen baseball

    On behalf of the Tell City Marksmen High School baseball coaches, players and parents, I would like to thank the following businesses for their support of Marksmen baseball: Aleris, Jasper Engines, Subway, Wendy’, McDonald’s, Arby’s, Pappa John’s Pizza, Chicago Pizza, Coke Company, Save-A-Lot Food Stores, The Post, Snyder Constructions and Wal-Mart. Along with parental support and the above names businesses a snack lunch was provided to every player for each away baseball game; a total of 410 sack lunches.

  • LETTER: Weekend food backpack ministry closes successful year; its supporters were many

    As the 2011-12 school year ended, so did the Weekend Food Backpack Program. St. Paul Ministry of Charity committee believes that the year has been very successful in terms of fulfilling our mission to reach out to those in our community needing support.

    During the year, 120 students from the three county school systems took home 3,396 bags of food in their backpacks to help meet their food needs over the weekend when school breakfasts and lunches were not available.

  • LETTER: St. Jude participants deserve big thanks

    I want to give a job well done by the staff and students at Cannelton Myers Grade School for their efforts and results in raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

    This is a charity my family contributes to each month because they don’t charge the families of children facing life threatening illnesses. When a family gets devastating news that their child could die from the diagnosed disease it is nice to have a place to turn to that offers state of the art treatment and to find out they don't charge for the treatment.

  • LETTER: Library’s Oathout congratulated on promotion

    On Perry County Chess Club’s 36th anniversary, we gratefully acknowledge and thank Mr. Larry Oathout for his compassion, kindness, courtesy and professional service.

    Larry is a uniquely multifaceted community resource.

  • LETTER: Bible provides best blueprint for life

    If you want to be part of the Kingdom of God, you have to go by the kingdom’s rules.

    Homosexuality is a sin, according to the kingdom’s rules, the Bible. My opinion does not matter. What matters is what God thinks.

    Tell City