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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Longing for spring’s arrival

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I’ve not always been a big hater of winter, but I’ve already had enough of snow and cold for one season and I know I’m not alone in wishing for spring’s speedy arrival.

  • EDITORIAL: Deputies retirement plan change makes sense

    The Perry County Council will meet Wednesday evening to discuss changes to the retirement fund currently offered to deputies employed by the county sheriff’s department. As The News has reported, Sheriff Lee Chestnut wants the county to fund a transition from the current program under the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund to another geared toward police officers and firefighters.

  • COLUMN: Farmers face property-tax hikes

    By LARRY DeBOER, Guest Columnist

    My colleagues in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Purdue tell me that this is a good time to be a farmer. Corn and bean prices are high, incomes are up and land values are rising.

    But into every life a little rain must fall, and every silver lining has a cloud. The very factors that are raising farm income will eventually increase farm property taxes.

  • COLUMN: Have a thought? Sign your name

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    My first real break of the day often comes around 10 a.m. when a co-worker drops mail on my desk. Some days there isn’t much but at least once or twice a week, I’ll get an anonymous letter.

    I also get nameless messages through our Web site and heck, even the occasional anonymous cell-phone voice-mail.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t edit Mark Twain

    Alabama publisher NewSouth Books announced at the beginning of January that the company would publish a version of the Mark Twain classic “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” without any of the offensive terms, including the “n-word” which appears in the original novel 219 times.

  • COLUMN: Memories of JFK and 1961’s parade

    By PHIL WITTMER, Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: Phil Wittmer penned this recollection of the 1961 inaugural parade he and other members of the Tell City High School Marching Marksmen took part in as John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the nation’s president. Other band members who would like to share their memories or personal stories of the experience can send them to Editor Vince Luecke at editor@perrycountynews.com.

  • COLUMN: Congress still needs input

    TODD YOUNG, U.S. House of Representatives

    When times are tough, Americans come together. In the wake of the tragic shootings in Arizona, Hoosiers across southern Indiana have extended our sympathies and prayers to the victims and their families. It is during times like these that our diverse country characteristically unites as “one nation, under God.”

  • COLUMN: Another look in the mailbag

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    The Perry County News continues to be far and away the most subscribed-to periodical here at home, with more than 75 percent of households receiving the newspaper via subscriptions or from newsstands.

    Community newspapers like ours are still in demand and while papers like ours have certainly felt the effects of the recession, we’re faring better than many dailies.