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Today's Opinions

  • Calling all fourth-graders

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    Guest Columnist

     

    Throughout this bicentennial year, we are celebrating Indiana’s rich history through events, festivals and a statewide torch relay. Hoosiers of all ages have helped commemorate our state’s 200th birthday.

    Another way our young ones can get involved this historic year is by taking part in the Statehood Day essay contest.

  • Patriotism and the national anthem

    I have been interested by the flurry of highly emotional and outraged responses to Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. And while at one time I might have agreed with the News’s editorial on the subject (“National anthem not the time to stage protests,” Sept. 12), at this time I find it necessary to explain why I no longer do.

  • A time for everything

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Sadly, I won’t be able to travel far for a vacation anytime soon. Recent days (or the occasional week)  away from work have meant working somewhere else.

    I used to not mind the lack of real down time but the approach of upper middle age – I turn 50 next year – has made me realize I need to find better balance in my life and with that realization comes the dream of just getting away from everything, maybe for a few weeks or maybe for longer.

  • Politics going out of redistricting?

    Here’s the best news we’ve heard from the General Assembly in a while: It looks like Hoosier lawmakers at least will consider putting a citizen commission in charge of the once-a-decade process of redrawing legislative district boundaries. That would end the practice of gerrymandering, in which the party in power draws district lines not for the common good but to strengthen its own chance of retaining incumbency.

  • Kenny Rowe is an example of civic responsibility

    A special thank you goes to Kenny Rowe. Every morning I am on my front porch and around 6:15 a.m., Kenny Rowe faithfully walks by with his grocery bag in his hand.

    He is out getting some exercise but also takes the time to pick up the trash so many people throw on our streets. Our city looks better because of his efforts and it is something we should emulate.

     

    Ken Roland

    Tell City

  • Serving our veterans

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

     

    District 74

     

    The summer and fall months provide legislators the opportunity to study issues facing. Later this month, the Interim Study Committee on Public Safety and Military Affairs will meet to examine and review ways to better serve our veterans.

  • Where do candidates stand on annexation?

    Another election is rapidly approaching and one question many of us would like to know is where do the candidates running for county offices stand on the annexation issue?

    Before you say it’s a city issue, annexation involves transferring area from the county to the city, along with revenue, responsibility and possibly control of some collected tax dollars.

  • Cornfield memories

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The dry weather of the last few weeks has helped local corn crops mature and dry fairly quickly. Some farmers have begun their harvest and, at least in Spencer County, it’s easy to find freshly gleaned fields.