Today's Opinions

  • Increased funding for community corrections

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    As your state senator, one of my goals is to make sure our communities stay safe. During the 2015 legislative session, the General Assembly prioritized funding for community corrections programs that emphasize rehabilitation for low-level offenders.

  • Thanks for supporting Moose Lodge fest

    Our annual Summer Fest picnic and chicken and pork chop dinner sales this year were another success for our lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.

  • Perry County filled with nice folks who care

    I am writing this letter to all the wonderful folks out there who care. I will cite the happening that I experienced recently.

    On Memorial Day I ate lunch at Denny’s Restaurant, and a nice, young lady and a nice, young gentleman stopped by my booth upon leaving and thanks me so graciously for serving in the military. Come to find out when I was ready to pay my bill, the waitress informed me that the aforementioned couple had paid for my dinner. So, here, I want to publicly thank those fine folks.

  • Goofy “Ant-Man” stands out from the Marvel pack

    Eric Harris

    Movie Review


  • Together, we can help students succeed

    With August on the horizon, Perry County students and educators are gearing up for another school year.

    Classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 4, for Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School corps. Cannelton School District will welcome students for their first day of classes the following Tuesday, Aug. 11.

    As school administrators, faculty and staff prepare to open their classrooms, students and their families are also busy preparing for a new year of learning.

  • Where the presidency is headed





    Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position his or her predecessors occupied a few decades ago.

  • Trouble shooting tomato problems

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Everyone is talking about what a terrible season it has been for vegetable farming. My garden is growing weeds while the onions rot and the tomatoes languish on the vine.  The rain has made for soggy ground that starves annual plants of oxygen. 

  • River Sweep a success

    The 2015 Ohio River Sweet has come and gone. We would like to thank the volunteers who participated in the River Sweep and the following donors of food, money and supplies: American Women’s Baptist Ministry of Deer Creek Baptist Church, Chicago’s Pizza, Subway, Noble’s IGA, Papa John’s Pizza, Fifth Third Bank, German American Bank, Franzman Insurance Agency, Tell City High School, Domtar and Perry County Memorial Hospital.