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Today's Opinions

  • Why not turn the old hospital into a veterans home?

    We have a vacant building that’s not getting any use. It has been vacant for nearly three years, but it’s still very functional and is a building that could be utilized for homeless veterans.

    Presently, there are no housing facilities in this area specifically for them, and this project could serve veterans all across southwestern Indiana. We need to step up to the plate and  provide housing for veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of  homelessness.

  • Perry County Humane Society’s White Dog Fund will help save animal lives

    At the end of 2016, an incident happened that is to commend to all who became involved in Perry County. A dog was hit by a car that crushed its leg beyond repair.

    Fortunately a teenager happened by and found the dog on the side of the road and got the dog to one of our local vets just in time to save its life. The dogs temp, had fallen to around 80 degrees and it was administered fluids.

  • Be my valentine

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Valentine’s Day was one of those holidays that gave sweaty palms to a 1970s third-grader. Back then, it was custom for every student to give each classmate a valentine. That might still be the practice. I haven’t bought a Valentine’s Day card in a long time. Maybe that’s why I’m single.

  • Indiana history should be offered in high schools

    One bill introduced in the current session of the Indiana General Assembly would require all Indiana public and charter high schools to offer a semester-long elective course on Indiana history.

    The bill passed the Senate 47-3 and is now before the House.

    We think the House should also pass the bill and the governor should sign it. We would be inclined to make it a required course, but having it available to every student as an elective would be a good start.

  • Foundation’s trivia night a big hit

    On behalf of the Perry County Community Foundation Advisory Board, I want to say thank you to all the participants and businesses who made the 2017 Trivia Night a success. Proceeds from the night assist the foundation in its mission to help donors give back to our community in a way that’s impactful and lasts forever.

  • Please explain rate increases

    Dear Mayor Adams and the City Council,

     

    I would appreciate it if someone could explain why the water bill will be going up 65 percent this month and not in stages. That’s an awful lot for one month! Especially for those citizens who are on fixed incomes. Why wasn’t this raise started years ago if it was needed?  A small increase is easier to handle per month than such a huge one. Thank you for the explanation.

     

    Pam Drake

    Tell City

  • Tying ISP pay to inflation

    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

    Guest Columnist

     

    In Indiana, we are blessed with one of the finest statewide police forces in the nation. Our Indiana State Police officers take pride in protecting Hoosier lives and property, and we are proud of them.

    Police officers are our hometown heroes in communities across the state, and they deserve recognition for putting their lives on the line every single day. Our finest take an oath to protect our families, and in turn, we must make sure they can support theirs.

  • Unsolved Mysteries: Ira Hayes

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Another anniversary is happening this month; the taking of the Japanese island of Iwo Jima in the Second World War.