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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for making Silvesternacht a success

    On behalf of the members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the numerous partners who assisted us in the second annual Silversternacht celebration on New Year’s Eve.

    This year’s event resulted in even larger crowds who were able to take part in the memorable activities of the evening thanks to the cooperative spirit from local businesses, organizations and school corporations.

  • Generation gap: Gene Lyons

    WHITAKER LYONS
    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. Today’s column is by Whitaker Lyons, who profiles her grandfather, Gene Lyons.

  • Staring at old(er) age

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    I was able to put food in my mouth and drive myself around but anyone paying close attention to me last week may have diagnosed me with some neurological disease. Or perhaps judged me a bit tipsy.

    I climbed and descended stairs with trepidation, misjudged distances slightly when opening doors and stared at my computer screen and the newspaper with my head tilted at odd angles.

    Blame the bifocals I began wearing Monday.

  • Bill to standardize weather siren activation makes sense

    While most Perry Countians’ weather concerns are focused on winter, the threat of severe storms and tornadoes is always with us, no matter the season.

    A bill introduced this month in the Indiana Legislature may give some direction on one of the important ways many of us are alerted to pending severe weather, the thousands of warning sirens across our state.

  • The story of John Franklin Brown

    By Molly Hall
    Guest Columnist

    John Franklin Brown was born Dec. 3, 1858,  in Perry County. He was born to Andrew Jackson Brown, a native of Rhode Island, and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Farris, whose grandparents, John and Anna Farris, came to Perry County when Indiana was still a territory.

  • The rule of law is too-often underappreciated

    Greg Zoeller
    Indiana Attorney General

    made famous in the series of “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, established some rules in order to avoid the heightened opportunity for chaos among 18th century pirates.

    In some respects all laws are established by societies to bring about some level of certainty in an otherwise uncertain world.

    The United States is preeminent in our adherence to the rule of law, where everyone is given equal protection under law and no one is above the law.

  • Everly was one of rock’s most influential performers

    On his 1983 solo album Phil Everly sang, “When I’m dead and gone, I don’t want nobody to mope beside my bed.” But for the millions of people who love rock ’n’ roll music, it is hard not to mourn the passing earlier this month of one of the pioneers of that genre.

  • The outdoors beckons

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    I found myself mighty jealous a couple of weeks ago.
    En route to work one morning, I saw a group of kids scaling a snow-covered hillside, sleds in hand.

    I haven’t been on a sled in 20 years and I longed to park my car, grab my camera and join them for a ride. But I didn’t. I just didn’t have the time and once again work trumped fun.