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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: It’s a great day to be a Tell City Marksman

    Both as citizens of the community and members of Tell City Junior-Senior High School, we would like to express our gratitude to the many, many people who have helped revitalize the softball fields in our town.

    In attending some recent softball games, we can feel the pride that our students have in the facility, and the community is very grateful for the work you have given.

    We know there are too many people to list who have volunteered their time and donated their resources to make this happen.

  • LETTER: Council vote created no room for neutrality

    Randy Cole (May 22 story) was correct in his statement that “anyone who declines to sign the petition is on Tell City’s side.” The only way to stop annexation is through remonstrance signatures.

  • COLUMN: County must tackle animal control

    By JAMES CARTER
    Guest Columnist

    This letter is being written as part of a series to inform the general public about existing problems in Perry County dealing with animals. Being involved with the Humane Society, I have done extensive research and found there are no easy solutions.

    What I have found is that in other areas of Indiana people found innovative ways to approach domestic-animal problems and have prevented the problems from getting out of hand.

  • COLUMN: Squirrel hunters are great hosts

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Thanks to the Southern Indiana Squirrel Hunters for allowing me to attend an April 5 event at their club near Bristow.

    The Original Mountain Cur Breeders Association held its spring classic at the club and hunters and dogs from several states attended. I had hoped to publish photos of winners but most of the participants were out of town and the job of tracking down names didn’t get completed. There are photos of the event at www. perrycountynews. com.

  • EDITORIAL: Timing curious for EPA announcement

    Most responsible citizens don’t want to destroy their environment, but most people also don’t want to pay sharply higher utility bills or hurt their state’s economy when it is still recovering from the Great Recession.

    Many people say the latter cases will be the trade-off that states that rely heavily on coal to produce electricity will face as a result of the Obama administration’s edict last week that existing power plants must reduce their carbon emissions 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

  • Protecting wilderness areas is vital

    RICHARD YOUNG
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Indiana’s natural lands hold numerous benefits. The wilderness is more than an empty prairie or sparse forest. It provides a place for recreation, food supply, environmental gains and economic benefits for local communities.

    The wilderness is important to Hoosiers as watersheds provide clean drinking water; the land filters the air we breathe, is home to countless animals, and is a place for rest and relaxation in the form of camping, hunting, fishing, and water sports.

  • LETTER: There is no coercion in obtaining signatures

    This letter is in response to the May 26 News editorial, “Base annexation debate on the facts, not rumors.”

    I completely agree that the Perry County News has not taken sides, has not taken a stand, and has been neutral on the whole thing. And I applaud you for that.

    About your concerns of what Randy Cole said, maybe I can help clear it up. When we had the first petition drive in February, I personally went door to door to get people’s opinions, and signatures.

  • LETTER: Runners, walkers made their moms proud

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run-Walk on Mother’s Day such a huge success. We had 211 people registered.

    From individuals to entire families, people of all ages were running and walking in honor of their moms. It was a wonderful day.