Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • Perry County Museum Edelweiss Ball a huge success

    On behalf of the Perry County Museum members and the board of directors, I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who attended the second annual Edelweiss Ball and to the businesses and industries for their gracious support of the  museum’s number one fundraising event.

  • Editorial: Social insurance is a legacy worth preserving
  • Lessons learned in government squander

    Those who lead this nation and its offices are entrusted to spend our dollars wisely. So when officials feel hoodwinked, there is a duty to recoup lost revenues. But bad business decisions on their part, made on blind faith and a strong brand, should not be fodder for federal court – especially when the institution reaped the benefits, at least in the moment.