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Today's Opinions

  • Amphitheatre offers bargains for everyone’s musical tastes

    For many years the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted only the Indianapolis 500. Then the track’s owners realized it did not make financial sense to use it only once a year, so now it also hosts a NASCAR race and Formula 1 race each year.

    Now the Lincoln Amphitheatre is using similar thinking to expand its offerings.

  • House Bill 1004 bad for teachers, bad for state

    For years, local teachers and school administrators have worked together to help best serve our students.

    If House Bill 1004 passes – the controversial bill purporting to solve Indiana’s teacher shortage – it will only worsen the shortage, thereby, making it harder to ensure kids in Cannelton City Schools have a caring and qualified teacher in every classroom.

  • Sidewalk supporters thanked

    I would like to thank everyone involved in the repairs of the sidewalks around Meyers Grade School.

    Thanks to Mary and Jim Snyder,Tom and Jane Huber, Julie Bishop, Bill and Judy Garret, Al Sibbet and Brian Garret with the Cannelton school system for all there generous donations.

    C.J. Ransom, owner of Ransom Excavating, made a donation and completed the job at cost.

  • News marks milestones

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s been a season of celebrations at the News with two employees marking milestones in recent weeks. It’s also been a time to reflect on the life of a newspaper pioneer who guided the business for more than half a century.

    Joyce Dauby, our circulation manager, is marking 45 years with the company. Not only does she have the honor of being the most veteran staff member here, she is our parent company, Landmark Media Enterprises’, longest-serving employee.

  • Kleeman stepping down from school board

     

    I have had the honor and privilege to serve on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board for 11 years, first being appointed by the Troy Township trustee, then appointed by the Tell City Council, and lastly elected by the voters of the school corporation district in 2012.

    My service on the board has been driven by a desire and passion to help our community provide a system of quality education for our children.

  • Plenty of deserving movies vie for Oscar gold

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

     

    At this point, it doesn’t make sense to refer to this annual article as my Oscar “predictions.” I’ve been so far off the mark in recent years that I might as well flip a coin (and for some of these, I just might). It is more apt to simply call this my Academy Awards article. I’ll still make predictions, but my focus will be more on my personal favorites in each category instead of who I think will win.

  • Honoring soldiers of the Korean War

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75

     

    During the fast-paced legislative session, I believe it is important to dedicate time to recognizing our veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our country.

    That’s why I am sponsoring Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to place a memorial sign where the 38th parallel crosses Interstate 69 just north of Morgan Avenue in Evansville.

  • Winter is prime time for hiking

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    Winter doesn’t have to be a time for the winter “blahs”, and a “can’t wait for spring attitude.” The groundhog has done his thing, but no matter what, we still have some winter weather left.

    It probably isn’t the favorite season of most, but winter isn’t a bad thing. It’s a great time for hiking, walking in the woods, trying your luck at walleye or sauger fishing, or just getting outdoors.