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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Tell City plan isn’t practical

    By DON SWANEY
    Guest Columnist

    A Nov. 5, 2012 News article tells us the mayor and city council have grand plans to improve Tell City. We certainly need improvements. Paying outside experts for advice that our city management should be providing seems wasteful.

    We elect these people to run the city, but they can't make decisions without “expert advice.” Seems a little redundant to me.

    Let’s analyze the professional recommendations:

  • COLUMN: One mouse is too many

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I simply don’t like mice, especially in my house. But there are mice in New Boston and a few have tried to spend the winter in my house. The skirmish – a war would imply there are a lot of mice sneaking in and actually there aren’t – has been under way for a few weeks. I’ve won and sent several mice to the graveyard – er the field behind my house.

  • EDITORIAL: It’s time for polarization to end and governing to begin

    Probably television stations, which received giant amounts of political advertising revenue this year, are the only ones not glad that the U.S. elections are over. But since many of the races were close at the national and state levels, it will be interesting to see how the victors govern.

    President Barack Obama once again proved to be a highly skillful campaigner. Virtually his only misstep was being too passive in his first debate with Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

  • Thank a veteran for the freedoms we enjoy

    After serving their country with honor, courage and skill, too many veterans are struggling to find jobs.

  • LETTER: Candidate forum at K of C a success

    The Perry County Chamber of Commerce and The Perry County News would like to thank the community for its great support of our Oct. 18 candidates forum.

    The event was a great success and we want to thank all of the candidates who took part as well as the public for attending.

    Thanks also to Tell City Knights of Columbus for allowing us use of their facility for the event. It’s another sign of the council’s long record of service to our community.

  • LETTER: Scouting helped by community support

    If a parent ever experienced their son as a member of the Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, they had to observe a transformation as the years progressed.

    They would start as a first-grader, eager to have fun, and all the while, the den leader would be teaching them all the qualities in the Scout Oath and Law.

  • COLUMN: Civil discourse and ideas

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable.

  • COLUMN: A season of progress

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Autumn may be a time of the year when Mother Nature slows down but this fall has ushered in a season of construction and progress in Perry County. From Tell City to Cannelton, development, the planning process for development and new construction are under way.

    Tell City’s visitors center along Seventh Street is under roof and the framing process over the past couple of weeks has given an idea of what the structure will look like, at least its dimensions.