Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: In defense of state role

    Indiana Attorney General

    The majority of states, including Indiana, provide a marriage license only to a man and woman, while nine states also allow same-sex couples to receive licenses to marry.

    Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, in 1996 that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman for purposes of federal benefits. Under DOMA, states with the traditional definition of marriage need not recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t dump your junk

    Stop littering!

    It’s a message often repeated but one that has apparently yet to sink in the minds of the litterbugs of Perry County whose ugly handiwork can be seen alongside highways and county roads.

  • LETTER: Saturday is IDEM deadline for fertilizer-plant comments

    Editor's note: The following letter was received too late for Monday's edition, when the Perry County News usually publishes opinion pieces. It's posted here, however, because it contains a deadline of Saturday.

  • LETTER: Retired educator proud of basketball spirit

    The younger folks helped the older folks recently. I, being slightly handicapped and one of the older folks, was provided transportation to the local basketball sectional and regional ball games by younger folks.

    I even had a call from some fine folks who graduated from Perry Central High School and they asked me if I needed a ride to the sectional.
    It was great to see and talk to many fine Perry Central folks at the sectional and regional ball games.

  • COLUMN: Family farmers power Indiana’s agriculture economy

    District 74 State Representative

    March is Agricultural Appreciation Month in Indiana, celebrating the prominent role that agriculture plays in our state. The cornerstone of Indiana’s economy and spirit resides in our great agricultural community.

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, there are 62,000 farms in Indiana with more than 14 million acres of farm land. The Hoosier state brings in around $26 billion every year to the state’s economy.

  • COLUMN: Holy week memories


    Editor’s Note: This Easter column was first published in March 2005.

    For a young altar boy worn out by a two-hour service in a packed parish church, the woman’s words were as refreshing as the nighttime air flowing around his black cassock.

  • EDITORIAL: War shows we abandon values too easily

    A Lee Greenwood song, “Proud to be an American,” inspired a swell of patriotism 10 years ago. Because its 10th anniversary is being observed this month, some media outlets are looking back on this nation’s war in Iraq.

    They don’t inspire much pride.

    Retrospectives are useful for lessons-learned purposes. We’d like to highlight several lessons we hope the nation has learned.

  • LETTER: Celebrity dinner a festive success

    The Tell City High School Renaissance Leadership Class hosted its Celebrity Dinner and Silent Auction Feb. 23.

    We would like to thank everyone who took the time to help us as make our event such a success.