Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Honor our military heroes

    Author James A. Autry famously said, “I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.”

    Tomorrow is Veterans Day, the day we honor our military heroes. We recognize the men and women, living and deceased, who have given of their time and talents, risking their well-being, life and limb to preserve our freedom and way of life. It’s no small favor.

  • LETTER: Many hands supported fall tour in Rome

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Fall Festival at Rome successful.

    The News gave us advertising ahead of the event, Noble’s worked with us purchasing the food, and the visitors who came to eat or listen to the band or buy items from the country store.

    We enjoyed having the HouseKats provide music for the event.

  • LETTER: Community support, donations made 69th Cannelton Elementary Fall Fest another big success

    On Oct. 23, Cannelton elementary students and families hosted the 69th annual Parent-Teacher Organization Fall Festival. We had a tremendous turnout and a very successful festival. The Cannelton Elementary School PTO would like to thank the entire faculty, staff, students, parents, grandparents, guardians, community, volunteers and the following individuals and businesses.

  • LETTER: United Way is a great partner to William Tell

    At William Tell Elementary, we recognize the value of celebrating our school community, with a focus on family activities and community outreach. Thanks to support from United Way of Perry County and Title 1, we are able to employ a family outreach coordinator who is responsible for community outreach, such as the following:

    Volunteer community readers are community members who read a book each month to a class of students and revisit that same class each month in order to establish a relationship with the students.

  • Hoch: I have the experience to be prosecutor

    Editor’s Note: Thursday was the last issue for letters to the editor of a political nature. In keeping with past practice, however, candidates are allowed to respond directly to previous letters. The News agreed to publish this letter from Jason Hoch, candidate for prosecutor, in response to Thursday’s letter from Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo.

  • COLUMN: Heritage of the Marching Marksmen continues

    Guest Columnist

    Three-time Indiana State School Music Association state finalist; 16-time ISSMA state finalist across two different classes; Bands of America Terra Haute Class A champion; Bands of America Grand Nationals finalist, with a fifth-place finish. The Tell City Marching Marksmen continued their heritage with a great conclusion to the 2014 season.

  • COLUMN: Happy 200th birthday!


    Congratulations, Perry County on 200 great years. The News’ Monday edition prints Saturday mornings so this is written before most of the weekend celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial gets underway. As of Friday morning, a 200-mile relay race was underway and preparations were being made for Saturday’s celebration at the Schergens Center.

    I hope Saturday afternoon’s crowd was large. Keep an eye on Thursday’s edition for coverage.

  • EDITORIAL: Your vote is your voice - Don’t give it away

    Will you vote in tomorrow’s election?

    Many of us will. In fact, well over 1,000 people have already cast ballots in early voting.

    Others of us will turn out tomorrow to choose from the men and women who want to represent us in a several important posts, including county sheriff, prosecutor, auditor, clerk, coroner, state senator and state representative and Congress.

    Those are important positions as they impact the direction of local, state and federal government.