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Today's Opinions

  • Volunteers brightened residents’ holidays

    The holiday season has come to an end and once again I want to thank the wonderful people in this community and the surrounding communities for helping to make the Christmas season so enjoyable for the residents at Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills.

    Thank you for including residents’ names on the “Giving Trees” and thank you to those who purchased gifts. When they opened the gifts you could see a sparkle of anticipation in their eyes. Some even had tears in their eyes they were so grateful. The gifts were very much appreciated.

  • Hunters preserve proud American traditions

    This letter is being written in response to the letter written by William Wilson of Jeffersonville in last Monday’s paper. The title to his letter was “Animals deserve basic legal rights, too.”

    In reading his letter we realize he is an animal-rights activist. Supposedly he is against rodeos as he states calves should not be roped and bulls should not be ridden. Then later in his letter he states that we do not have permission to make fur coats or use animals for medical experiments.

  • Simple steps in 2014

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I used to be big into New Year’s resolutions and charted major goals for the coming 12 months. I was occasionally successful but inevitably the big plans I set: losing weight, exercising more and working less, never lasted beyond early February.

    A couple of years ago I did succeed in a goal of writing hand-written letters, as opposed to text messages, Facebook posts or emails to people I no longer see often but try to stay in contact with.  

  • City groups protecting look of downtown

    The meeting went quickly and there was no official action taken so the last meeting of the Tell City Technical Advisory Committee didn’t generate a story. However, we were happy to hear some of the comments made by committee members about the need to support development while ensuring new construction and renovation in the city are compatible with the surrounding areas.

  • American Indians settled in area long before Europeans arrived

    MOLLY HALL
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    The earliest known inhabitants of our county is a group of people by a nomadic or semi-nomadic race called the Mound Builders. They received this name due to their nature of building mounds of earth and stone for religious, ceremonial, burial and residential purposes.

  • Young people identify forest as county asset

    JUDI PEREZ
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Students from Tell City noted the beauty and value of the Hoosier National Forest lands located in and around Perry County in the Dec. 12 edition of The Perry County News.

    While most people do their outdoor recreating in the spring, summer, and fall, even during the short, crisp days of winter the Hoosier National Forest is open and ready to be explored and enjoyed.  

  • Animals deserve basic legal rights, too

    Who decides what is property? It’s the people who claim ownership. At one-time, African-Americans were considered property. What gave those people the right to do that?

    Under current law, domestic animals are considered as property. Who gave us that right? Many people point to the Bible, which says God let man rule over his creation. If I were to create something and tell you to take care of it, that does not make it your property.

    Man can create things like houses, furniture, machines, etc., but only God can create life.

  • Column lacked respect for city council

    I was somewhat surprised and also saddened that the managing editor of the News (Kevin Koelling’s Dec. 16 column “Let’s make residents put their toys away.”) appeared to me, seemed to degrade two present city council members concerning their efforts to investigate possibilities of improving the visual appearances of our fair city’s streets.