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Today's Opinions

  • Treat littering as a crime

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Stop littering! It’s a message often repeated, but one that has apparently yet to sink in the minds of the litterbugs of Perry County whose ugly handiwork can be seen alongside highways and county roads.

  • Read between the lines of Family Research Council’s attitudes on same-sex issues

    Regarding the column in the March 26 issue of the News by Rob Schwarzwalder of the Family Research Council, touting a survey that purports to show a majority of Americans remain clearly opposed to gay marriage, let me point out that his organization’s polling and research are of highly dubious quality.

  • Let’s really ‘fix’ Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    Editor’s Note: This editorial appeared in Wednesday’s Kokomo Tribune.

     

    On Tuesday, Gov. Pence called on the Indiana Legislature to “fix” the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which since its passage has brought intense ire upon the state.

    His fix? Amending the law to clarify it “does not give anyone a license to discriminate;” to make clear the law is not a legal defense for denying services to anyone.

  • Protecting the religious rights of Hoosiers

    Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

    State Representative

     

    With the signing of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, Indiana became the 31st state in the nation to enact some form of religious protection into statute. Unfortunately, I have noticed considerable amounts of misinformation surrounding this issue and have received multiple questions regarding it. That is why I would like to take this opportunity to provide some clarity, as well as discuss what this law will and will not do.

  • Newspapers keeps communities informed

    I like newspapers.  I guess it started way back when I was a paperboy with Jerry and Dean Hagedorn. You know, back when your carrier was a kid.

    Maybe it was when I worked during my high- school years in the News’ production room with Ralph Alvey and Gary Hubert. I still like to pop in and smell the paper and ink.

    Anyway, I know I can get national and world news crazy fast through television and the Internet, but I still trust and depend on the Perry County News for local news – the stuff that really matters to me, my family and friends.

  • Retired teachers group to share information on scams at April 7 public meeting

    The local Indiana Retired Teachers Association’s April 7 meeting, to be held at the Patio restaurant, will be a special one.

    A member of the Tell City Police Department will present information on scams, especially those that target the elderly, and how to avoid being a victim. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    There will be an opportunity for questions afterwards. There will also be information available to take home with you on this topic, as well as for identity theft.

  • Good shepherd cares for animals, community

    This letter is in regards to a Perry County citizen who has went above and beyond when it comes to helping animals in need. This person has almost daily, through all hours, saved countless lives with no expectations or monetary gain. She has toiled  in rain, snow and freezing temperatures.

    I have received numerous thanks for helping people through the Humane Society, but I do not even come close to the difference this person has made for our county.

  • Who will benefit from state’s religious freedom bill? Lawyers

    DAVE BANGERT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: The column, published in the  (Lafayette) Journal and Courier, was written before last week’s signing by Gov. Mike Pence of the state’s religious freedom legislation.

    Editor’s Note: The column, published in the  (Lafayette) Journal and Courier, was written before last week’s signing by Gov. Mike Pence of the state’s religious freedom legislation.