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Today's Opinions

  • Helping Hoosier job creators

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Indiana is consistently ranked as a state with one of the best business climates in the nation. Policies enacted in recent years are creating an environment where businesses and hardworking Hoosiers have an opportunity to succeed. While this is a notable accomplishment, further cutting red tape for Indiana’s job creators is key to making our state an even better place for small businesses to expand and hire more Hoosier workers.

  • Nine presidents

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    One reason I consider myself fortunate to have led a life in politics is that, over time, I’ve had a chance to work with nine presidents. From Lyndon Johnson through Barack Obama, I’ve talked policy, politics and, sometimes, the trivial details of daily life with them.

    I met JFK twice for brief conversations. I don’t know our current President, but I’ve gained valuable perspective from his predecessors.

  • Teachers are precious commodities
  • Do unto others ...

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The Golden Rule isn’t just a religious directive but a simple guide many of us try to live by.

    Treating others like we want to be treated. I try to live by this concept, though I’ve certainly not followed it perfectly. I break it when I judge people before I know them, when I let my temper get the best of me without a just cause and by taking advantage of others for my own gain.

  • Proposed federal law provides hope for some terminally ill

    This guest editorial first appeared in the (Bedford) Times-Mail.

     

    Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” — Jim Valvano

     

    Imagine your child has been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease with no discernible cure.

    You have explored and exhausted every conceivable option.

    Though an experimental, potentially life-saving drug has shown promise, the Federal Drug Administration has yet to approve the drug, rendering it unavailable to your child.

  • Transportation change requests at William Tell Elementary

    Due to an excessive number of transportation change requests and to ensure the safety of all elementary students, we will no longer be accepting transportation changes via phone at William Tell Elementary.

    We have always encouraged parents to choose one destination for their students. This destination should be where the student most frequently travels after school.

    We do understand that occasionally situations arise that require parents to alter that destination, and we do plan to allow for that.

  • Indiana education at new heights

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

     

    A strong education provides students with the tools they need to become college and career-ready. Providing Hoosier students with opportunities to excel can lead to a robust workforce who is prepared to take Indiana to the next level.

    It is encouraging to see Indiana education making headlines for a number of positive reasons this summer, including more young Hoosiers taking challenging courses in high school and completing college.

  • Too soon to head back to school?

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75

     

    The new school year is upon us, although it seems like yesterday that my grandkids were just getting off of the bus for summer break. While some may feel ready to get their kids back to school, others may think the break was a bit short. The topic of school start dates is one that has and continues to be discussed by policymakers.