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Today's Opinions

  • Judge’s ruling robs residents of day in court

    Almost three years ago the Tell City Common Council voted to annex 1,776 acres of Perry County, which is an acreage increase of 40 percent when compared to the current size of Tell City.

  • Judge’s ruling robs residents of day in court

    Almost three years ago the Tell City Common Council voted to annex 1,776 acres of Perry County, which is an acreage increase of 40 percent when compared to the current size of Tell City.

  • Don’t fall for latest scams

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The latter part of this column ran a couple of years ago but I dusted it off because of the many recent calls from readers who have been targeted for scams. Whether through phone calls, letters or emails,  the attempts try to rob of us our money or gather private information that can be used to steal our identity or hurt us financially.

  • Hemp may have bright future on Indiana farms

    On Jan. 11, District 74 State Rep. Lloyd Arnold authored House Bill 1228, which “allows the state seed commissioner to implement laws concerning industrial hemp.”

    This could be a big step forward for Indiana, putting it in the same territory as Kentucky with regard to industrial and agricultural hemp legalization. Hemp is the cousin of the marijuana plant, though genetically different and containing only trace amounts of the psychoactive substance, THC.

  • How to tell if Congress is finally working again

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress

     

    There have been encouraging signs that the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill wants to make Congress function again. They’ve talked about using conference committees more, allowing a more open process for rank-and-file members, enacting separate appropriation bills rather than using omnibus bills, and letting committees lead on legislation rather than hoarding all power in the leadership offices.

  • Legendary groundhog forecasts questionable

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    If you have a coin in your pocket, you have a predictor of spring about the equal of the groundhog, which is looked upon for a forecast each Feb. 2.

    Around my place Feb. 2 is a special day. It’s the day Punxsutawney Phil and his pals are pulled from their den to determine if they see their shadow, and it’s also my wife, Phyllis’ birthday.

  • The story of the saint behind Valentine’s Day

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I suspect most of you have no idea about the person and the saintly episode that is commemorated each Feb. 14, by friends, family and most importantly, lovers. In fact, there are several versions of how the most romantic saint became a commercial success. 

    One story about St. Valentine has its origins in third century Rome where the Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young single men because he valued them more as young warriors.

  • Watered-down bill will not alleviate meth crisis

    With no opposition, a measure that is supposed to undermine methamphetamine cooks passed the Indiana House of Representatives’ Public Health Committee Wednesday.

    But because of earlier opposition by outside interests, the bill has been so watered down that it’s likely eventual passing by the full General Assembly will do little or nothing to combat our state’s serious methamphetamine problem.