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Today's Opinions

  • For the media, traditional values still matter

    Lee Hamilton

    Center for Congress

     

    I have been involved in politics and policy-making for more than 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They’re not what you might think, however.

  • We enforce the laws to save lives

    JOHN ALLEN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    If there is one thing I could urge all motorists – drivers, passengers, front seat, back seat, all ages – to do every time you get in a vehicle, it’s buckle up.

    It is the single-most effective way to avoid being killed in a crash. Would you ever ride a roller coaster without the harness down? Would you ever skydive without a parachute? When you ride in a motor vehicle without a seat belt, you are taking a huge risk. One you can’t afford.

  • Small towns still matter

    CHRIS FLOOK

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    In slightly over a year, Indiana will celebrate its bicentennial with fireworks, parades and plenty of speeches in small towns across the state that are quickly emptying and nearly forgotten as a generation or two rushes to fill up larger cities and their adjacent suburbs.

  • Let’s remember the victims of sexual assault

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual assault is a major public-health, human- rights and social-justice issue. It ranges from verbal sexual harassment to unwanted sexual contact. Every 107 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. There is an average of 293,000 victims aged 12 or older each year.

  • Do you need a simple photo?

    Vince Luecke Editor

    editor@perrycountynews.com

     

    This Saturday, April 18, is the Great Day of Service. Sponsored by several local church congregations, the project was the idea of Pastor Dan Hopkins of First Baptist Church in Tell City.

    A story on today’s front page lists some of the specific activities and services planned. One of them will be provided by the Perry County News and I’d like to share a few ideas I have about what we are doing.

  • Our View: City council should tread lightly on RV owners

    Is it OK for campers, boats, motor coaches and trailers to be parked on Tell City’s streets? Should they be allowed to be parked there year-round or would seasonal restrictions help ease concerns that those vehicles and trailers parked in residential areas are eyesores, clutter up neighborhoods and perhaps even lower property values?

    The Tell City Common Council could move in one of several different directions this year as they sift through the comments made last Monday during a meeting dominated by discussion on proposed parking regulations on RVs, trailers, etc.

  • The importance of air temperature and soil moisture

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    So how do precipitation and temperature affect plants? Well, in just about every way possible. Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots.

    Oxygen is vital for all other processes to occur that impact growth and vigor.  In years where we have experienced excessively wet springs, we typically see stunting and yellowing in herbaceous plants. 

  • One controversy shouldn’t alter nation’s view of Hoosiers

    GREG ZOELLER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As Indiana’s attorney general, I have legal obligations as the lawyer to state government that do not permit me to provide specific legal analysis or advice to the public, but only to my government clients. But as attorney general, I want to reassure all Hoosiers that our Constitution provides strong protections for both religious liberties and protections against discrimination.

    The current issues involving state statutes can in no way lessen any constitutional rights.