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Today's Opinions

  • Recovery home makes sense

    I am perplexed. I am confused. I am disappointed. And more importantly, I am ashamed. Why? Because of the recent negative debate and denial of the proposed halfway house on Girl Scout Road.

  • Film offers little beyond destruction

    "This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a whimper." Director Roland Emmerich would wholeheartedly disagree with T.S. Eliot on that point. Emmerich destroys the planet in the loudest possible way he can and when he’s showcasing the planet’s destruction, "2012" works and is entertaining.

    When Emmerich tries to build characters and emotional connections - not so much.

  • 'Build and neglect' hurting us all

    By Jack Joyce

    It is unfortunate when The News reports the failure of the referendum on the Tell City-Troy Township School bond issue. There is no doubt that the school corporation needs to catch up with four decades of neglect.

    There should not be any surprise from current policy boards or current management. Build it and let it fall down from neglect is not what the voters expect from their elected and appointed officials.

  • Smoking affects everyone

    In the Nov. 19 issue of The News, a few disturbing facts came to light about the number of women in Perry County who smoke or have smoked during pregnancy. It's chilling to realize that 47 percent of our county's pregnant women smoke, not only exposing themselves to the harmful effects of the toxins of cigarettes but exposing their babies to them as well.

  • Community newspapers still on top

    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 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.

  • Hill's argument for reform bill weak

    I'm writing in response to Indiana Ninth District U.S. House Rep. Baron Hill's column appearing in The News Nov. 12 issue.

  • Readers asks others to ponder 'What they don't tell us'

    The American people have been under attack since the end of World War II when Franklin Roosevelt was lifted from his deathbed to attend the Yalta Conference with Stalin and Churchill where he, with strong objections from Churchill, gave Stalin everything he wanted.

    Except for West Berlin, Stalin was given control of eastern Europe. FDR's action set into motion the creation of the Cold War, which has cost the American people many trillions of dollars.

  • Rokita should respect right to petition government, system of checks, balances

    Indiana Secretary State of Todd Rokita has been campaigning to have "more sensible criteria" be used to redraw the state's political districts following the 2010 census.

    We agree that the traditional practice of gerrymandering has resulted in some oddly shaped legislative districts in which inhabitants of the northern end may have little or nothing in common with those from the southern end.