Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: United Way supports area Girl Scout programs

    Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana would like to thank the United Way of Perry County, its staff and board members and the Perry County community for their continued support of our programs in Perry County.

    Each year, nearly 200 Perry County girls participate in troops, camps and Girl Scout events. Perry County is very special to area Girl Scouts because it is home to Camp Koch, a beautiful space loved by girls and adults across the region since 1942.

  • LETTER: United Way a strong partner with Council on Aging

    I would like to take this time to thank the United Way of Perry County for its continued support to the Perry County Council on Aging. Our organization was founded March of 1974 and this marks our 40th year of continued service.

    Without the support of our local community and the United Way, our services would not be available to the Perry County residents.

    Our services of transportation is available to all Perry County residents, regardless of age or disabilities and whether it be for medical or personal needs.

  • LETTER: Community gave its support to 2014 Ladies Day Out

    Thank you to everyone who participated in Ladies Day Out, held during October each year. We appreciate that you shop locally.

    Thanks to Burris, LeClere, Labhart Eye Center, Celebrations, Domestic Goddess Salon & Boutique, EverBody’s Fun & Fitness, Gatherings, Now & Then, Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Skinsations and the Tell City Depot

  • LETTER: Find ways to be of service to others this season

    Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks. We express gratitude and love for our families and for blessings. Or, do we just take for granted what we have? You know, a warm house to come home to, food to eat, family and good friends. Are we grateful to live in this country and to have a job, a means to support our family?

    Our country is experiencing a very poor economy. Unemployment is up, even though data and statistics may show it is dropping.

  • LETTER: Annexation support evident at Nov. 20 hearing

    We would like to thank everyone who showed up in Jasper at the annexation hearing Nov. 20. The turnout was great. It let us know where we stand and how the process works. In my opinion, we are looking good but we can’t sit idly by and forget about the work we have put into this.

    It is a long process, but we have to keep motivated. I think the turnout let the city and their attorneys know how organized we are.

  • LETTER: Don’t be afraid to speak up for what you feel is right

    Now that the elections are over and the community has chosen our leadership, I would like to share thoughts from an article I read some time ago concerning public involvement and community issues.

    The article was titled “5 reasons you should speak up” in which best-selling author Kevin Daum listed reasons citizens should be frank and contribute to public issues. He provided permission to use his article in the News.

    I believe our community will benefit by embracing the “bring it up” core value Daum mentions.

  • COLUMN: Become a holiday helper


    The upcoming holidays are a time when most of us go out of our way to give to others, whether it’s to children, parents, nieces and nephews or close friends.

    A lot of us also mark Christmas by giving to those who are less fortunate, especially children.

    Thanksgiving and Christmas have long been times when we’ve reached out to others. That was on display Thursday at Evangelical United Church of Christ and the meal volunteers there to serve.

  • EDITORIAL: City needs to develop noise ordinance for businesses

    An active and healthy downtown community should be bustling and sometimes noisy. But a city’s or town’s downtown can sometimes be too noisy. Tell City leaders will have to deal with noise and search for balance in 2015.

    Tell City’s Pour Haus restaurant and pub, judging from the size of the crowds it has drawn since its late-summer opening, enjoyed a successful 2014. However, Tell City needs a noise ordinance to provide guidance for businesses such as the Pour Haus – and others.