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Today's Opinions

  • Council should tread lightly on pet owners’ rights

    We understand the city’s desire to advance animal control in Tell City. However, we have concerns about the ordinance presented March 1 for discussion by the city council.

    We realize the ordinance was just a first draft but it would have limited to four the number of dogs and cats a person could have. That created a good bit of discussion and debate, during the meeting and among members of the public afterwards.

  • It’s time to spot seed lawn’s bare patches

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I do not worry about any perfection in our “lawn” around the house. It largely blends into the pastures where we graze sheep and poultry. However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy-use areas and around bale feeders.

    The areas we need to address are small, otherwise I would be hesitant to do much until late August.  Spring seeding comes second to the preferred late summer timing for complete lawn renovation or seeding a brand-new lawn.

  • Crean’s teams simply did not win enough

    This editorial first appeared in the (Bloomington) Herald-Times.

     

    There’s a simple reason Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass had no choice but to fire men’s basketball coach Tom Crean.

    His teams didn’t win enough games enough seasons. Some years they did, but too many years, they didn’t.

  • Other city 4-way stops need attention

    I just read the article in the Feb. 23 issue of the News concerning traffic at Humboldt and Main streets. I understand the mayor’s dilemma. I live in the 200 block of 14th Street near the intersection of 14th and Washington streets. This intersection is a school bus stop and also one block away from a busy city park.

    We receive a lot of traffic off of Indiana 66 and the area is near Papa John’s and Long John Silvers. It is also an area high in traffic accidents.

  • City council and pet discussion

    With all due respect to our esteemed city council, the council is barking up the wrong tree.  The problem with pet ownership is not numbers, but quality of care and supervision. 

    Yes, the homeowner who has 45 cats/dogs is clearly wrong, but it is just as clear, this is a rare situation. The main problem the county/city faces is that of dogs running loose, unsupervised and harassing people, as well as being in danger of being hit by a car.

  • Perry County’s Irish eyes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It takes just a few seconds to rub away the moss hiding the etched words over Margaret Duffy’s tomb. Still legible 140 years after the 15-year-old’s death, the two short sentences echo the cry her parents surely felt. “Behold this grave and shed a tear,” the tombstone requests of passersby. “Beauty and virtue is buried here.”

  • Bloated budgets, troops at risk

    Jonathan Bydlak

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    How much does the Department of Defense waste on overhead and outside contractors? Pentagon officials recently paid an outside consulting firm to find out.

    When the consultants put the figure at $125 billion, defense officials were scared Congress would cut their budget. So they tossed the multi-million-dollar report in the trash and hoped no one would find it.

  • Failure a part of business, Can-Clay no exception

    Can-Clay is Perry County’s own concept of too big to fail. It’s at the citizenry’s hands to bear the brunt of practices that help failing business survive when the market or poor business practices says its time to close.