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Today's Opinions

  • United Way helps Perry County 4-H’ers reach their potential

    The Perry County 4-H Coun-cil would like to thank the United Way for their support of our program. 4-H has a long, rich history in our county. For the past 100 years, youth have been learning life skills by their involvement in 4-H. In its beginning, 4-H’ers would learn basic skills. Sewing, gardening, canning and all other aspects of farm life were the main projects taught in 4-H. Today those life skills are still taught but in a much broader sense. Projects from all aspects of life, regardless of where youth live, are offered. Many of those offered are science-based.

  • LETTER: Thank you for supporting hog roast

    The Rome Volunteer Fire Department would like to take the time to personally thank our community for all the hard work and generous donations that went toward our hog roast Sept. 21. We want to thank all of the guys who stayed up all night and cooked the meat. A big thank you to Jim Krutz for his free wagon rides and to Tony Rothrock and Jerry Willis for their good music.

    We also want to thank the following businesses for their drink donations: CVS, Noble’s IGA, T&R Liquors, Derby General Store, Alpine House and Bill’s IGA.

  • LETTER: Missing my 4-legged friend, Oscar

    I was 43 years old when I got my first pet. Through the years I never understood why people got so attached to their pets. We didn’t have any pets growing up because mom could barely afford to feed her children, let alone an animal.

    Now I know the feeling.

    This message is to the driver who was going down the 400 block of Market Street between 6 and 6:30 p.m. in Troy Sunday, Sept. 28, and ran over my dog and killed him.

    His name was Oscar. He was six weeks old and a Christmas present back in 2002.

  • LETTER: Salvation Army a proud United Way partner

    The Salvation Army Perry County Service Extension Unit is proud to be a United Way of Perry County partner.

    The primary goal of The Salvation Army Service Extension program is to provide emergency financial assistance to people in need throughout the community.

    The funds allocated to our program by the United Way of Perry County, combined with other money raised through our kettle fundraising campaign, allow our local office to offer financial assistance for basic needs such as medical, food, energy, rent, and transportation expenses.

  • LETTER: United Way aids Crisis Connection’s mission

    Crisis Connection Inc. would like to convey our sincere thanks to United Way of Perry County for its financial support. We would also like to thank the supporters of the United Way of Perry County who helped make this possible.

    Crisis Connection provides free, confidential and professional services for the survivors of domestic and sexual violence within the counties of Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer.

  • COLUMN: Propane preparedness tips

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 State Senator

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency declaration for our region regarding a shortage of liquefied petroleum gases, better known as LPG or propane.

  • COLUMN: It’s time to plan your time capsule contributions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Perry County’s bicentennial celebration is only a month away and contributions are needed for a time-capsule that will be sealed shortly after the event.

    The News is gathering items on behalf of the county’s bicentennial committee and while a few items have been contributed, there is PLENTY of space left. Our partners in the project are Mulzer Crushed Stone and Huber Funeral Home.

  • EDITORIAL: Please don’t spin global-warming facts, Mr. President

    “President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations,” the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

    In a report at the Yahoo News site headlined, “Fact Check: Obama’s UN speech spins statistics,” the news agency responded to five points made by Obama or his administration about progress this nation has made toward reversing practices many scientists agree are contributing to global warming.