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Today's Opinions

  • United Way of Perry County’s Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3 helped nonprofit organizations

    United Way of Perry County would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth, youth-group leaders and various businesses and agencies of the community for taking part in this year’s successful Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3.

    Youth groups joined forces to paint, wash windows, rake, clean, weed, clean landscaping, construct the new Born Learning Trail and clear trails at designated locations across the county. The free labor provided by our volunteers saved our local nonprofit organizations many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time.   

  • Bigotry, intolerance don’t need protection

    After reading Tim Kloeppel’s column on same sex marriage (Monday’s News), I was somewhat amused, but I also felt a great sadness. Mr. Kloeppel uses the analogy “Try to force the positive ends of two batteries together and let me know how successful you are at making them stick.”

    I found this analogy to be somewhat amusing. I assure you that I can take the positive end (anode) of one battery, touch it to the negative end (cathode) of another battery and they will not “stick” either.

  • Group serving the survivors of suicide

    There are many that are still struggling, even a year after the loss of a loved one or friend.

    They are still searching for answers and wanting to know. Some even feel they’re to blame or they should have been there. Depression is the most common reason for suicide, along with issues in life such as divorce, loss of jobs, the way people treat others, and a break-up of a relationship.

  • Generation Gap: Raymond Mendoza

    CORRIE KIMBRIL
    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 Corrie Kimbril, who profiles her grandfather, Raymond Mendoza.

  • Marriage needs defended

    MARLIN BETTS
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    In response to the Perry County News’ Nov. 18 editorial “Gay-marriage ban will
    place state on wrong path,” I’d like to voice a different opinion.

  • Community should rally to keep Ivy Tech in Tell City

    We frequently boast the achievements of many of our community members in these pages. One student makes the spring dean’s list at Ivy Tech, another is on the president’s list and yet another graduates. Each is a human stretching toward his or her potential and a tribute to the value our community places on growth.

    For many people, going to college isn’t much more than a continuation of high school. For some, however, it’s a struggle that can be overcome with the help of available, affordable classes.

  • COLUMN: Nation forgets wisdom, faith of founding fathers

    By TERESA EUBANK
    Guest Columnist

    I am writing this to the attention of anyone who listens, who reads. I just saw a beautiful slideshow of the changing trees throughout our United States; in the background softly played the glorious song “God Bless America.”

    “Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesties, above the fruited plain. “America, America God shed his Grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.”

  • COLUMN: Editorial on Common Core State Standards was light on facts

    By AMY ETIENNE
    Guest Columnist

    It is time for a revolution in American education.  Schools are no longer responsible for only teaching children reading, writing and arithmetic.  We must now teach children to think deeply and critically about all of the information that comes so easily to them through multi-faceted media.