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Today's Opinions

  • Newspapers' value undiminished

    While newspapers have shared the pain of an economic recession along with the rest of the country, they remain a valuable institution in Indiana communities.

    Newspapers provide local news like no other source. Newspapers connect consumers and businesses like none other. Newspapers keep local government accountable like none other.

  • Proud to call United Way a partner

    Editor's Note: United Way of Perry County's fund-raising campaign is under way. To contribute to the cause, or to learn more about groups the money raised will support, visit www.unitedwayperryco.org or call 547-2577.

    Crisis Connection Inc. would like to thank the United Way of Perry County for its financial support of our organization.  We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the United Way of Perry County as you helped make this allocation to us possible.  

  • Effective health-care reform requires compromise

    If health-care reform does not occur this year, two congressional leaders who are strongly in favor of it will be largely to blame.

    That's certainly ironic, but it's true because of the hard-line stance that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have taken on the so-called "public option," which would allow the federal government to sell health insurance in competition with private companies.

    Pelosi has demanded for months that the final version of any health-care-reform bill contain the public option.

  • Nature's cryptic ways

    I stayed up half the night Thursday listening to the rain pounding the metal roof above my head, wondering if the flooding was going to cover the crops in my low-lying fields.

    By sunup Friday, I was standing on a hill overlooking the Anderson River, which had become a small inland sea covering about 20 acres of cropland. In the distance, the water was edging into a golden field of corn.

    An up-and-down growing season had taken another downturn and it hurt.

  • An educated response to founding-fathers dream

    In the Oct. 5 edition of the Perry County News, guest columnist Jim Adkins told of a dream he had one night.  I found it to be a very interesting tale that had a unique message.  

    Dreaming of the founding fathers must have been exciting and apparently influenced Mr. Adkins very much. However, as a graduate and teacher of U.S. history and government, I found some inaccuracies about the dream.

  • New electric substation in Tell City a matter of confusion

    I only know what I read in the paper and I am really confused. The Tell City Electric Department announced Sept. 21 that they are planning to build a new substation on Spring Road.

    Spring Road is a heavily wooded county road and is a meandering extension of Tell Street that extends to an area near the junction of new Indiana 237 and Indiana 37.

    The Electric Department cites the reasons for the new substation as being:

    • Future load growth surrounding the Spring Road substation location.

  • United Way of Perry County launches funding campaign

    "We invite you to Live United, to reach out to your neighbors in need through the United Way, to give, advocate, and volunteer to help your community grow stronger," said Debbie Elder, United Way of Perry County's campaign chairwoman recently as she spoke to a group of employees in our community, asking them to contribute to the United Way of Perry County's annual fundraising drive.

  • Exit Afghanistan, leave Iran alone

    The Obama administration's quest to control the health-insurance industry has dominated the headlines for months, but finally - with the news out of Iran and Afghanistan - foreign policy has again asserted itself. It was almost easy to forget that the United States maintains a worldwide empire, but the reminders came leaping off the front pages and the television screens.