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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Donations would help me attend six-day National Student Leadership Conference

    I have been invited to represent Tell City High School at the 2013 National Student Leadership Conference. According to its brochure, the NSLC “seeks outstanding high-school students from around the world who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership ability.” The leadership conference offers programs specific to students’ interests. The various programs are held on college campuses around the United States.

  • LETTER: See a swarm? Call a bee-tender for help

    It seems that spring is here again. The trees are budding and the flowers are starting to bloom. The honeybees are becoming active. We see them in the yard working on soft maple blooms and elm trees. They are carrying the pollen back into the hives to raise young brood for the year.

  • COLUMN: Editorial presents falsehoods

    By MARK NEWLIN
    Guest Columnist

    I read the Our View editorial on the Iraq war and how it didn’t reflect our values. What disturbs me so much is the use of lies, misinformation and distortion to make our country look bad despite our efforts to do the right thing. I should put my point of view first so people know what perspective I take. I think we should bring our troops home and make our allies develop their militaries so they are capable of defending themselves. Now to look at the falsehoods presented in the editorial.

  • COLUMN: In defense of state role

    By GREG ZOELLER
    Indiana Attorney General

    The majority of states, including Indiana, provide a marriage license only to a man and woman, while nine states also allow same-sex couples to receive licenses to marry.

    Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, in 1996 that defines marriage as the legal union of one man and one woman for purposes of federal benefits. Under DOMA, states with the traditional definition of marriage need not recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t dump your junk

    Stop littering!

    It’s a message often repeated but one that has apparently yet to sink in the minds of the litterbugs of Perry County whose ugly handiwork can be seen alongside highways and county roads.

  • LETTER: Saturday is IDEM deadline for fertilizer-plant comments

    Editor's note: The following letter was received too late for Monday's edition, when the Perry County News usually publishes opinion pieces. It's posted here, however, because it contains a deadline of Saturday.

  • LETTER: Retired educator proud of basketball spirit

    The younger folks helped the older folks recently. I, being slightly handicapped and one of the older folks, was provided transportation to the local basketball sectional and regional ball games by younger folks.

    I even had a call from some fine folks who graduated from Perry Central High School and they asked me if I needed a ride to the sectional.
    It was great to see and talk to many fine Perry Central folks at the sectional and regional ball games.

  • COLUMN: Family farmers power Indiana’s agriculture economy

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74 State Representative

    March is Agricultural Appreciation Month in Indiana, celebrating the prominent role that agriculture plays in our state. The cornerstone of Indiana’s economy and spirit resides in our great agricultural community.

    According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, there are 62,000 farms in Indiana with more than 14 million acres of farm land. The Hoosier state brings in around $26 billion every year to the state’s economy.