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Today's Opinions

  • Young people identify forest as county asset

    JUDI PEREZ
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Students from Tell City noted the beauty and value of the Hoosier National Forest lands located in and around Perry County in the Dec. 12 edition of The Perry County News.

    While most people do their outdoor recreating in the spring, summer, and fall, even during the short, crisp days of winter the Hoosier National Forest is open and ready to be explored and enjoyed.  

  • Animals deserve basic legal rights, too

    Who decides what is property? It’s the people who claim ownership. At one-time, African-Americans were considered property. What gave those people the right to do that?

    Under current law, domestic animals are considered as property. Who gave us that right? Many people point to the Bible, which says God let man rule over his creation. If I were to create something and tell you to take care of it, that does not make it your property.

    Man can create things like houses, furniture, machines, etc., but only God can create life.

  • Column lacked respect for city council

    I was somewhat surprised and also saddened that the managing editor of the News (Kevin Koelling’s Dec. 16 column “Let’s make residents put their toys away.”) appeared to me, seemed to degrade two present city council members concerning their efforts to investigate possibilities of improving the visual appearances of our fair city’s streets.

  • Arnold: Interns sought for new legislative session

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    I hope that everyone had a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas season this year. The excitement of session is nearly upon us, and I am very eager to get back to the Statehouse and fight for our community.

    As I update you on the happenings of the legislative session, I want to let you know that there are great opportunities here at the Statehouse for students to have an immersive learning experience.

  • Stay safe during the cold

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    By the time your eyes scan the opening words of this column, it’s cold outside. Really cold.

    As of Friday, weather forecasters were calling for not only a dose of snow for Sunday, but bitterly cold temperatures that would reach well below zero. In fact, today’s high temperature may remain below zero.

    It’s the coldest it’s been in more than a decade.

  • Silvesternacht sure to become a Tell City tradition

    Congratulations to Tell City on a successful second Silvesternacht. Some of our staff were among the crowd that packed City Hall Park Tuesday night for the New Year’s Eve festivities.

    We echo the comments of many who voiced their appreciation that night for an opportunity to gather – as families and a community – to celebrate the arrival of 2014.

  • Legion Post 142, Auxiliary, Sons of the Legion thank all who made Cannelton parade a success

    Cannelton American Legion Post 142, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion wish to thank everyone who participated, helped organize and worked this year’s 2013 annual Christmas Parade.

    We appreciate you all coming out on such a cold evening to support our community. We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.

    Thanks again from all of us at the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of the Legion at Cannelton Post 142.
     
    Jane Efinger-Hayden
    Secretary, Auxiliary

    Manette VanWinkle
    President, Auxiliary

  • Thanks for the get-well wishes

    After teaching for 21.5 years with perfect attendance, mostly at the Perry Central Community School Corp., I landed in the hospital for about a week. Four things hit me all at one time.

    At one of my post-visits with the doc, he said to me, “You were a lot sicker then you thought you were.” Well, I thanked God that I survived and I am very happy that I can still support the Perry Central Commodores.

    I appreciate the fact that 32 co-workers with whom I worked at Perry Central signed a huge 22-inch by 28-inch Super Commodore get well card.