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Today's Opinions

  • Once again, violence is never the answer

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

     

    Violent actions cannot be tolerated, even when they occur against those who invoke ideas of hate. A video floating around social media sites shows well-known alt-right personality Richard Spencer being struck in the face with a dissenter’s fist during a video interview with a member of the press. As it turns out, this was the second time that day he was punched in the face, though there are only photos of that instance.

  • Hearing Feb. 2 on AEP Rockport plans

    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is giving Indiana residents a chance to speak out about economic transition and the AEP-Rockport coal plant at an upcoming public hearing in Rockport on February 2.

    I&M wants to add required pollution control equipment to unit 2 at the Rockport plant, but that equipment is not designed to reduce toxic emissions or carbon pollution that are harming our health - and would condemn residents of Southwestern Indiana to years more of harmful pollution from the plant.

  • What will you spill ink on next?

    I read Mr. Cassidy’s recent report from the front lines of the snowflake rebellion with great interest.  I now wonder how much newsprint will be devoted to the “rich white men” (also Black, Asian and other men and women) who  join the military to defend the rights of all Americans to assemble.

  • Be kind to your colon

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com           

    There’s a long list of things we aren’t supposed to talk about in polite conversation. I like to think this column has been more-or-less polite for most of its existence, but there have been some exceptions.

  • Flamboyant Trump can overcome turbulence

    The shift of power from one president to the next has rarely, if ever, been as contemptuous as it is now. It is, however, too early to blanketly cast off the Trump era; as like all presidents who have come before, what happens while in office will bear the hindsight of his accomplishments. It may be difficult, but a little optimism would go a long way.

  • PCMH holiday bazaar was big success

    On Nov. 3, 2016, the Perry County Hospital Auxiliary hosted a very successful holiday bazaar at Perry County Memorial Hospital. With your help, we raised over $8,500 to help fund different projects at our local hospital.  

    Special thanks go to many people who donated items to help us.  

  • Medicalmarijuana legalization

    Sen. Karen Tallian introduced SB 255, a bill legalizing medical marijuana, to the general assembly this year.  I ask that all readers contact their representative in support of this bill.

    Medical marijuana is currently legal in 28 states, D.C., and it surrounds Indiana in all four directions.  From 2011-13, Indiana had the 15th highest number of deaths from opioid abuse. States with medical marijuana have seen a 25 percent drop in overdoses due to the availability of marijuana.

  • Memories of a Main Street beacon

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Hallmarking a new beginning, with memories for many in Tell City, social media was abuzz in recent weeks to express both sadness and understating as a presumed demolition began on an old storefront along the 500 Black of Main Street. And as information now indicates not a razing but a rehab of the structure which is taking place just a stones throw from the News office, it causes pause for me thinking about the countless hours I spent there.