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Today's Opinions

  • SIRS appreciative of United Way's funding

    Within our community we have an organization that touches so many of us in a multitude of ways. The United Way of Perry County works tirelessly behind the scenes and on the front lines to create a better life for those who live in Perry County.

    From its volunteers who work with United Way Days of Caring, to the system of grants they allow to their partners in our community, United Way touches the lives of everyone in Perry County.

  • Obama Adminstration’s actions over five years proves Chicago-style politics still around

    We have all heard of Al Capone and how he controlled Chicago in the 1930s. He had the judges, lawyers, press, state governor and the people on his side. He bought anyone who would resist him. He thought he was the almighty answer to any problem.

    Certainly there were times when he thought he was an untouchable. The federal government went after him but they could not get him for murder. They used the IRS to bring him down for tax evasion. We now have a Chicago-style style administration in Washington. A dictator, a tyrannical government.

  • Village open house a credit to volunteers

    Shubael Little Pioneer Village once again had a most successful open house Oct. 19-20. Following those two days, we hosted 85 fifth-graders from Perry Central and 129 kindergartners from Tell City. There are so many to thank for our success.

  • Century supported pancreatic cancer fight

    November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

    Although decades behind  other cancers in research discoveries and treatment options, pancreatic cancer receives the least amount of federal funding of all major cancer killers, approximately only 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget.

  • Residents thankful for large-print books

    The tenants of Twilight Towers would like to thank everyone who donated their gently used large-print books to our library.

    Because of your donations the tenants are reading more often now. The books are most appreciated.

    Pam Drake
    Twilight Towers, Tell City

  • Perry County needs young-professionals group

    BY Vince Luecke
    Editor

    A new young-professionals group in Spencer County could provide a good model for a similar organization in Perry County.

    Young Professionals will work toward the goal of promoting leadership skills, advancing business and community development and fostering community involvement.

    They’ll also learn from one another, network and have plenty of fun.

    All of us, regardless of our age, will benefit from the group’s work and we hope lots of people take part.

  • Gay-marriage ban will place state on wrong path

    Indiana’s General Assembly seems likely to consider a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage next year, despite a growing number of Hoosiers opposed to the idea.

    Those who think the ban is a bad idea for the state include Indiana University and major employers such as Eli Lilly and Cummins, as well as the Indy Chamber of Commerce. The chamber agrees with what a growing number of companies are saying: intolerance is bad for business.

  • A different take on incarceration

    State Rep. Ron Bacon
    District 75

    I had the opportunity recently to visit a unique facility here in southern Indiana – the Branchville Correctional Facility. It was an experience that I don’t get to have very often, and wanted to share this eye-opening process with you.

    If you aren’t familiar with the Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County, it is a male-only, medium-level security facility with about 1,400 offenders.