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Today's Opinions

  • Who will benefit from state’s religious freedom bill? Lawyers

    DAVE BANGERT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: The column, published in the  (Lafayette) Journal and Courier, was written before last week’s signing by Gov. Mike Pence of the state’s religious freedom legislation.

    Editor’s Note: The column, published in the  (Lafayette) Journal and Courier, was written before last week’s signing by Gov. Mike Pence of the state’s religious freedom legislation.

     

     

  • Far too few HIV answers

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Most journalists working on stories are accustomed to not having some phone calls returned. It’s hard to believe, I know, but some people don’t want to talk with reporters or editors. Sometimes it’s because the news spotlight is on them and while almost everyone voices support for the press in principle, that admiration disappears sometimes when the news is about them. Other times, the lack of a callback is due to simple apathy or a lack of time.

  • OUR VIEW: A killer tornado is coming. Are you prepared?

    This Friday will mark the 41st anniversary of the April 1974 outbreak of tornadoes that tore across several U.S. states. Nearly 150 tornadoes killed 319 people that day, including two citizens in Perry County. Those of us old enough still have vivid memories of that day.

    As another spring ushers in warmer temperatures, the likelihood of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes grows. Severe Weather Preparedness Week was held earlier in the month and served as a reminder to all of us to be on alert for severe weather.

  • The Supreme Court and same-sex marriage: Is the public ready?

    Rob Schwarzwalder

     

     

    Guest Columnist

    Recently Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intoned that it “would not take a large adjustment” for Americans readily to accept a Court decision to affirm the “right” to same-sex marriage.

    “The change in people’s attitudes on that issue has been enormous,” she told interviewers with Bloomberg News.

  • Increasing public safety for vulnerable Hoosier children

    Erin Houchin

     

    District 47 State Senator

     

    Recently, the Indiana Senate passed legislation I sponsored that seeks to protect vulnerable and exploited minors in Indiana. House Bill 1216 would change state law so that children younger than 18 who are involved in prostitution as victims of human trafficking won’t be prosecuted.

  • Getting down to the basics

    Getting down to the basics    

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    I was watching a movie the other night about the military and there were a few scenes that took place during basic training that reminded me of my first taste of the service many years ago. As I harkened back to my own Air Force basic training, I couldn’t help but laugh remembering some of the things I did and saw.

  • A strong newspaper for a strong community

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perrycountynews.com

     

    It’s not often that I can welcome myself into every home in Perry County. Today’s sample edition of the Perry County News allows me just that chance and I am going to take advantage of it to talk about the newspaper you’re holding and why, if you aren’t already, you should become a subscriber.

  • Spring’s arrival means crappie and morels

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    It’s been a tough winter, but with spring finally on the horizon, thoughts change from shoveling snow to catching crappie and hunting for morel mushrooms.

    Black morels should be making their way through deep woods leaves in the near future. I have found them as early as the last week in March, but that is rare. Early April usually marks their arrival.