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Today's Opinions

  • Understanding motives a key in fight against drugs

    The question has been posed, why does it seem that drugs are infiltrating our community at such an alarming pace? Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of an arrest made, locally, for drug offenses. It may be for illegally having prescription medications, methamphetamine and even heroin. Sadly, a rash of several deaths of young adults puts an exclamation point on the problem.

    We blame it on addictions. But before the chemical dependence, what triggered the desire to partake in this activity?

  • When to fly the flag at half staff

    As I drive by the wayside, I notice more national flags. As we start to warm up for summer – Memorial Day will be upon us before we know it – and I wonder how long has it been since many of you read Public Law 94-344. It was passed by the 94th Congress and signed by the president of the USA.

    Days for flying the flag at half staff. Half staff until noon, then raised to top of the pole. By order the of the president, the flag shall be flown at half staff upon the death of principal figures of the U.S. government or governor of a sate or territory.

  • Dependability: Why it’s important

    NATALIE SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s Note: This is the latest of a series on work-ethics articles. Written by adults and students, they reflect the growing importance of personal workplace skills and attributes. This one was written by Tell City High School senior Natalie Sanders.

     

  • Amphitheatre’s transparent pricing offers great deal for all

    For the second year in a row, the Lincoln Amphitheatre will present concerts by some of the biggest names in music this summer, all on Saturday nights and all at extremely reasonable prices, compared with what one would pay elsewhere.

    But, perhaps, the best thing about the amphitheatre’s shows is the transparency in the pricing, which is unusual in the concert business.

  • Mayapple digs were memorable

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • School’s celebrity dinner a success

    The first annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner for the junior class at Cannelton High School was a great success.

  • Climate change: A look at problems and possibilities

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Why has humanity done so little over the past four decades to rein in carbon emissions?

    The main reason, Naomi Klein argues in “This Changes Everything,” is that the necessary actions “fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have been struggling to find a way out of this crisis.”

  • Soil and water conservation district values nature

    Every Earth Day, we at the Perry Soil and Water Conservation District reflect on the beauty of the natural resources we get to enjoy in Perry County.

    Our staff is grateful for the opportunity to work with members of the community to facilitate voluntary initiatives to conserve land, water, forests and wildlife in our area. We are one of 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts across the state – and nearly 3,000 across the nation – that provide a neighborly presence to help preserve and protect the natural resources that we all love.