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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Prometheus’ a complex,entertaining film masterpiece

    Eric Harris

    Film Review

    The main discussion concerning “Prometheus” is whether or not the film is a prequel to Ridley Scott’s classic, “Alien.” The cast and crew have been vague about it, at most admitting that there’s some “Alien” DNA in the film. I think they’ve been dodging the question not because of spoilers but because of revenue. 

  • LETTER: News’ bicycle-safety editorial appreciated

    I appreciated the “Our View” article, “Be Mindful of Bicyclists” in the June 4 Perry County News.

    I am an avid cyclist and have been for the past three decades. My hobby began during my college years at Indiana University. I log between 1,500 and 2,000 miles annually on the roadways in Perry County and neighboring Kentucky. My typical two-hour outings cover from 25-30 miles each several days a week.

  • LETTER: Central area of county no place for a landfill

    On Wednesday, June 20, the commissioners of this county will vote on the rezoning of 200 acres in the Gatchel area from conservation to heavy industrial. This area is intended to become Waupaca’s new landfill and the home to the foundry’s waste and dust.

  • COLUMN: Television: Turn it off!

    By TIM KLOEPPEL
    Guest Columnist

    It is common in the United States today for the average family to spend several hours a day watching television. Though on the surface it may seem a harmless pastime, television viewing has an unbelievable impact on the way we act and think.

  • COLUMN: Hobos and homelessness

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Dorothy Tomlison, who until recently lived near Evanston, mailed me newspaper and magazine clippings about hobos.

    Being a hobo was quite a popular occupation in decades past, such as during the Great Depression, not out of choice, but necessity.

    Times were tough and people lost homes and farms. That necessitated hitting the road – or the railroad – in search of jobs and opportunities.

  • EDITORIAL: Cannelton superintendent, school board, it’s your burden to share the truth with us

    Supporters of Cannelton City Schools may have felt under fire in recent months – perhaps as long as the last few years. The list of challenges facing the small city school district is neither small nor filled with secrets. Limited enrollment, changes in the way the state provides its funding and rising expenses have crippled the school district’s finances to the point where debt has accumulated and bills, at times at least, have gone unpaid and educational staff reduced.

  • LETTER: Businesses supported Marksmen baseball

    On behalf of the Tell City Marksmen High School baseball coaches, players and parents, I would like to thank the following businesses for their support of Marksmen baseball: Aleris, Jasper Engines, Subway, Wendy’, McDonald’s, Arby’s, Pappa John’s Pizza, Chicago Pizza, Coke Company, Save-A-Lot Food Stores, The Post, Snyder Constructions and Wal-Mart. Along with parental support and the above names businesses a snack lunch was provided to every player for each away baseball game; a total of 410 sack lunches.

  • LETTER: Weekend food backpack ministry closes successful year; its supporters were many

    As the 2011-12 school year ended, so did the Weekend Food Backpack Program. St. Paul Ministry of Charity committee believes that the year has been very successful in terms of fulfilling our mission to reach out to those in our community needing support.

    During the year, 120 students from the three county school systems took home 3,396 bags of food in their backpacks to help meet their food needs over the weekend when school breakfasts and lunches were not available.