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Editorials

  • Knocking on heaven’s door

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I got into a fairly heated disagreement with a friend a few weeks ago about a woman coming to the area who claims to be able to contact people who have died. My view is that no one can contact the spirits of dead people. My friend believes some people can. We agreed to disagree.

  • Another time of infamy

    Pearl Harbor, the anniversary of which fell last Monday, still seems ghastly, horrific and evidence of a time when evil became totally unchained across the globe.

  • Workforce development grant good news all around

    The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ awarding a $250,000 workforce development grant to the City of Tell City, along with the Perry County Business and Industrial Development Corp., last week is good news for our community for several reasons.

  • ISTEP flunks trust test

    Administration of ISTEP tests in Indiana have been problematic since 2011, when the state signed a new contract for computerized testing.

    Finally, this year, local school officials throughout the state have had their fill as they await public release of test results they don’t trust.

  • Children need permanent families

    Thousands of Hoosier children live in some type of foster care setting. In time, many will be reunited with their biological parents. Some, however, never will. Adoption can give these children lasting new families.

    At the same time, there are women in Perry County today struggling with unplanned or crisis pregnancies. Sadly, some will turn to abortion. Adoption, however, offers them an alternative. Too few consider it, however. It’s our responsibility to change that.

  • Know what’s going on in your community; read the newspaper regularly

    Being informed about the community we live in should be a goal of everyone. While we may be biased, we believe the best way to do that is to read the newspaper currently in your hands.

    While all of us have a myriad of opportunities to stay informed – television, online, radio and social media – no other mode of news compares to your community newspaper in its ability to share relevant and local news, features and sports.

  • A war on bullies

    October is a month for awareness targeting a lot of problems we deal with as a community and individually.

    It turns out that one of the matters we ask folks to think about and address in their personal lives is the presence of bullying, especially at school. We are fortunate that all three of our county schools have adopted anti-bullying programs. Still, we all need to be conscious of how bullying can affect the learning process and the quality of life for children and parents.

  • Planned Parenthood debate should highlight women’s needs

    Despite several ethical questions surrounding Planned Parenthood and the ever-present abortion debate, though it’s a difficult subject to cover, both institutions have justifiable places in modern society. Closely linked, the history of each has taken its share of twists and turns as public leaders hash out just where the practices fit among personal rights.

  • Age-18 limit on charity bingos makes no sense

    A couple attended St. Mark’s shooting match and fall picnic with their 16-year-old nephew a week ago and wanted to play some bingo.

    But the 16-year-old could not play because Indiana’s gaming law prohibits anyone younger than 18 from participating in any gambling event, including a church raffle or bingo.

    The law does specifically state that “a person less than 18 years of age may sell tickets or chances for a raffle.”

  • Amnesty is a good deal for the state and slow taxpayers

    Feel burdened by a debt you owe the state that will be very costly to pay? Now is the time for you to get out from under the burden.