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Today's Opinions

  • Preparing for Schweizer Fest

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The 2017 Schweizer Fest, Aug. 9-13, is just around the corner. It’s my favorite week in Tell City and has been since I was a kid.

    Mid- to late-summer weeks are a busy time for many of us with vacations, back-to-school preparations and, for many, just completed 4-H fairs. However, Schweizer Fest is the county’s largest festival and nearly all of us take part in it one way or another.

  • When will the annexation fight – and expenses end?

    The split in ideology expressed by members of the Tell City Common Council shows the complex nature of the ongoing legal battle over annexation. The camps are set by the old guard leadership which were in place when proposals were launched and newer officeholders who have said they will side against expensive fights.

    It’s long been the quandary, to be or not to be, but at this point the acquisition, mired in a fight with residents within the affected 1,776-acrea area, is so muddied, it begs the question as a reminder, why are we doing this?

  • The joys of creature comforts

    Stuart Cassidy

    Guest Columnist

     

    Progress is a double-edged sword. While we might hate paying the costs – especially when it comes to the use of our hard-earned dollars – we benefit from the results.

  • Summer = bonus time

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    I try to get up extra early at least a couple of days a week, especially during summer. Sadly, summer is already in decline and we’re in the Dog Days, traditionally the period of time from mid-July to mid-August. I already miss the few minutes of sunlight lost since the summer solstice in June. But the days are still plenty long.

  • Recycling: Just do it

    Recycling is a daily theme in American life. The general practice of reusing old materials instead of dredging up new, especially when times are scarce, dates back thousands of years, when blacksmiths would melt down used metal to fashion new weapons and tools.

  • Having a daughter changes everything, including movies

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist

     

    I knew becoming a parent would change my life in every way, but, weirdo that I am, I was very curious about how it would change my relationship with movies. I’m not referring to how often would I be able to go to the movies (I’ve been once so far, which is one more time than I expected two months in); I’m referring to my emotional response to movies.

  • Hoosiers and healthy choices

    MICAH CLARK

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Recently, I spoke with an Indiana legislator who joined me in expressing surprise about a traditionally liberal view coming out of our Republican dominated General Assembly. The topic is drug abuse.

    One of the bills enthusiastically signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb grants authority to local counties to implement needle exchange programs giving heroin users syringes for their addiction.

  • Protecting domestic violence victims

    State Sen

    Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    In the United States, an average of 20 people become victims of domestic abuse every minute. This is more than 10 million people annually. One in three women and one in four men in our country have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.