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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Father Tom

    By THOMAS SIMPSON
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students.

  • COLUMN: Seeds that stick

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    A quick trip into a corn field last week turned into a sticky situation I’ve yet to extricate myself from. It was more annoying and embarrassing than anything but it proves once again Mother Nature’s amazing abilities.

  • EDITORIAL: County must step up to animal-control issue

    We are sad to see the latest efforts to bring real animal control to Perry County dismissed in recent acts by the county commissioners and council.

    As we reported Sept. 23, County Commissioner Tom Hauser said during a Sept. 3 meeting he didn’t remember the county’s animal welfare, control and education board asking for $40,000 to pay an officer to perform animal-control duties.

  • COLUMN: We should all say ‘no more’ to domestic violence

    By LAURA BERRY
    Guest Columnist

    During a recent 12-month period, 58 people died through  acts of domestic violence in Indiana. And just a few weeks ago an abuser in Indianapolis shot and killed a police officer whose brave actions saved the life of the abuser’s girlfriend and her 10-month-old child.

  • LETTER: Author donating books to Tell City Library

    I have two books I wish to donate to the Genealogy Department of the Tell City branch of the Perry County Public Library.

    The first one is my doctoral dissertation completed at Indiana University in 1975. Its title is “The Attitudes of Indiana Legislators and Lobbyist Toward Postsecondary Education in Indiana.”

    The significance of this study rests on measuring the attitudes of 294 registered lobbyists, 50 senators and 100 representatives toward postsecondary education in the state when there were a number of variables undergoing dynamic change.

  • LETTER: Religions should not impose will on others

    I’m writing a letter in response to seeing a young restaurant worker being taken to task for having a tattoo by some people who evidently had just been to church, at least they said they had.

    In all seriousness they said her body was God’s temple and she was committing a sin by having a tattoo, even though no one in their right mind would find this tattoo offensive.

  • COLUMN: Where is the pastor’s voice?

    By TIM SCHNEIDER
    Guest Columnist

    I’m writing in response to a letter published in the Aug. 5 issue titled “Vigilance will keep religion out of politics” and written by Elijah Bryant.

    First of all, there is no way to keep religion out of politics, work, school or homes. The only question is what religion will be taught in these places. The religion we choose will determine what is morally acceptable in our society.

    • Muslims accept honor killings as moral.

  • COLUMN: Fishin’ with catalpa worms

    By TOM TURPIN
    Guest Columnist

    Years ago when I was growing up on a farm in Kansas, my old neighbor had what he lovingly called his fishin’ worm tree.

    Back in those days, I didn’t know much about trees, other than some were good for climbing. But I did know the worms I used for fishing were found in the soil. So my neighbor’s name for the tree was a bit confusing.