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Today's Opinions

  • School-board vote on vacation-time issue was based on facts

    The matter of the vacation time for administrative assistant Bruce Chinn came up in a May 13, 2014, meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    (Board member) Sherry Flynn passed a note to then Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger which said, “Keep Bruce’s contract as is. Do not approve 107 days in one year’s vacation time. Instead pay him for those days that are on his check stub at his daily rate. If it is on his check stub, we owe him. If it is not, we don’t. In my opinion, this is unreasonable.”

  • Focusing on farmers

    By STATE REP. LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74

    Agriculture is such a large aspect of Indiana’s communities, history and economy, so each year the General Assembly addresses issues that are brought forth by farmers and those in the industry from across the state.

    I was proud this year to support various efforts dealing with agriculture ranging from the release of animal veterinary records to agricultural seed testing.

  • Community owes Officer Micah Jackson a big thank you

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lots of people volunteer their time to worthwhile causes, but I can’t think of anyone I know who has devoted more of his time than Micah Jackson has to the Cannelton Police Department.

    Jackson has worked as a police reserve patrolman there for close to a decade and has given literally thousands of hours to the city and its residents. He’s also been a proud supporter of law enforcement across the county.

  • United Way deserves our renewed support

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $130,000 for support groups that provide important services in our community. Our combined gifts to United Way will help build our community and make Perry County a better place to live and work.

  • Where does the money go?

    Judy Perez
    Hoosier National Forest
     
    National forests belong to the American public. They are yours, mine and ours. So, you might ask, “Why can’t I do what I want when I am visiting the Hoosier National Forest?”

  • LETTER - Work of many made St. Meinrad Rocks! a hit

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the fourth annual St. Meinrad Rocks! Fest.

    The actual event was far from the original plan. Intense heat and major storms controlled the day and due to the weather, the decision was made to shut down the show around 6 p.m. Saturday. The safety of my performers and guests, as well as the protection of the stage and sound equipment were all taken into consideration. Even after the major storm had passed, lightning was intense and rain came and went.

  • LETTER - SF Fitness Throwdown had long list of helpers

    Organizers of the second annual Schweizer Fest Fitness Throwdown, sponsored by Perry-Spencer Communications, would like to thank its sponsors:

    New Directions Health and Fitness Club, the event host; Perry-Spencer Communications, the main sponsor; SICFitness; Gladish Chiropractic; Bower Construction; Werner Drug Store; Thomas Glass and More; Dr. Rothrauff Foot and Ankle; Domestic Goddess Boutique; Powers MMA; Alvey Cleaners; Carriage Inn; Conner Floor Covering and Perry County Wellness.

  • COLUMN - EPA efforts miss the mark

    By DONALD NEWELL
    Guest Columnist

    I recently moved to Perry County and as a Southern Indiana Power Co-op member received a request from Steve Seibert, the cooperative’s chief executive officer, to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to regulate carbon-dioxide emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.