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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Freedom to record a right for everyone

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

    The words of our First Amendment appear at the top of this page every week. As journalists, we take these words very seriously as they are – in part – what makes up our job.

  • LETTER: Shouldn’t housing grant be used for housing?

    The (proposed) visitor center on Seventh Street is well and good, but why buy more land when you have all that chair-company property north of the doctors’ offices. It is just like when the city had to buy property for the police station, when the same property was there then.

    If the money you are wanting to use the for visitor center was supposed to be used for housing, then use it for housing. I’m getting tired of my money being spent needlessly.

    LUTHER OOST
    Tell City

  • LETTER: Hauser dedicated to Anderson Township VFD

    The directors of the Anderson Township Volunteer Fire Department wish to recognize the life of Lloyd Hauser, who recently passed away.

    On Feb. 15 our members signed a proclamation that recognized his hard work and dedication.

  • LETTER: What’s wrong with shepherd’s hooks?

    To St. Mary’s Cemetery Committee: I would like to know why you don’t want shepherd staffs mounted in the bases of monuments?

    They wouldn’t interfere with mowing, unless you mow upon the bases of the monuments.

    I know you don’t clean the monuments’ bases off because my parents’ is covered in grass on the base.

    CONNIE (PAULIN) BOLIN
    Cannelton

  • LETTER: Letter writer overlooks Obama facts, failures

    In response to Brian Gray’s (“How much will tapping reserves cost U.S.?”) letter of last week, I noted that he has used the old liberal trick of immediately going off-point when a question arises for which he has no answer. Like many libs, Gray dances around the issues like he has just been sprinkled with pixie dust.

    The entire point of the first 12 paragraphs of my letter is that Obama is not telling the truth about the nation’s oil reserves. The president states that we have only 2 percent of the world’s proven oil reserves.

  • COLUMN: GO STEM comes to Holiday World

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN
    District 74 State Representative

    Calling all girls … future scientists, engineers, researchers and mathematicians. On June 3-7 the University of Southern Indiana will host its second annual GO – Girls Only – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Education camp with residents on the USI campus.

  • COLUMN: Facebook friends and drama

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the biggest user of Facebook. Far from it. I post photographs taken for the newspaper – and the occasional personal collection of pictures – and breaking news. Other staff and I also do that on The Perry County News’ Facebook page.

    In comparison, some people document their every move on Facebook, what restaurant they’re eating at, what movie they’re watching and, literally, when they’re doing the laundry on a Sunday night.

  • EDITORIAL: Financial literacy class needed and financially possible

    What caused the meltdown of the U.S. financial markets in 2008 that led to our country’s worst recession in decades?

    Risky moves by greedy financial institutions, inadequate government supervision of them, and misguided policies by President George W. Bush’s administration have all received shares of the blame.

    But most experts now say that a big reason for the meltdown was the financial illiteracy of a large portion of our population, especially young adults who were responsible for many mortgage defaults that contributed to the meltdown.