Today's Opinions

  • County leaders: Search for savings before adopting tax

    We were glad to learn the county council plans to wait some time before taking action on a public-safety tax. If adopted, Perry County workers could see an additional one-quarter of 1 percent deducted from their paychecks. That may not sound like much but as many Perry Countians know, every dollar counts.

  • All-natural labels should mean just that

    It may be taking place halfway across the country, but a federal judge’s ruling on a milk-labeling issue could have impacts that reach Indiana.

    At the root of the debate is the argument that a natural product can’t be labeled as such because it doesn’t have additives. If you’re scratching your head, it’s probably because the idea is udderly ridiculous. But that’s exactly what is happening to a creamery in Florida.

  • On voting ... and not

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t.

  • Promoting the safety of student athletes

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    With school in session, that means football season is right around the corner. As a father of four boys and a coach, I am constantly playing football.

    Whether it is in our backyard or at school, I always take the proper precautions while coaching to ensure the safety of every player on and off the field. With any sport, injuries can occur, so it is important we raise awareness about heat and other sports-related injuries affecting Hoosier athletes.

  • Ethanol increase could hurt boat motors

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    How you think and feel about ethanol in your gasoline probably varies depending on your perspective of the fuel additive.

    If you are a grain farmer, you likely have a different view than that of a boat owner, especially the perspective of  a boat owner with an older engine.

    The media relations folks at Yamaha recently put out information from their perspective about the current use of ethanol in gas and the desire of the feds to add even more per gallon.

  • Legislators must answer for education policy failures




    The Aug. 13 Perry County News article on education issues facing Cannelton, Tell City, and Perry Central helped bring a local face to an Indiana policy problem that is gaining national attention. In the last two weeks, the Washington Post and the New York Times have profiled the serious and depressing public education policy failures that have plagued our state over the last several years.

  • What are candidates thoughts on annexation?

    It looks like the annexation situation will not be resolved during the present administration. So I think we should ask questions of the candidates.

  • Women’s softball league says thanks

    The Tell City Women’s Softball League would like to thank everyone who helped make its 2015 season another successful one:

    • The city recreation department crew, headed by Jimmy Toothman and Chris Hagedorn, for getting the field ready for each night’s games

    • Team sponsors Alpine House, Cash Waggner & Associates, EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center, Medcalf Construction and Tri-State Service & Maintenance