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Today's Opinions

  • Residents thankful for large-print books

    The tenants of Twilight Towers would like to thank everyone who donated their gently used large-print books to our library.

    Because of your donations the tenants are reading more often now. The books are most appreciated.

    Pam Drake
    Twilight Towers, Tell City

  • Perry County needs young-professionals group

    BY Vince Luecke
    Editor

    A new young-professionals group in Spencer County could provide a good model for a similar organization in Perry County.

    Young Professionals will work toward the goal of promoting leadership skills, advancing business and community development and fostering community involvement.

    They’ll also learn from one another, network and have plenty of fun.

    All of us, regardless of our age, will benefit from the group’s work and we hope lots of people take part.

  • Gay-marriage ban will place state on wrong path

    Indiana’s General Assembly seems likely to consider a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage next year, despite a growing number of Hoosiers opposed to the idea.

    Those who think the ban is a bad idea for the state include Indiana University and major employers such as Eli Lilly and Cummins, as well as the Indy Chamber of Commerce. The chamber agrees with what a growing number of companies are saying: intolerance is bad for business.

  • A different take on incarceration

    State Rep. Ron Bacon
    District 75

    I had the opportunity recently to visit a unique facility here in southern Indiana – the Branchville Correctional Facility. It was an experience that I don’t get to have very often, and wanted to share this eye-opening process with you.

    If you aren’t familiar with the Branchville Correctional Facility in Perry County, it is a male-only, medium-level security facility with about 1,400 offenders.

  • COLUMN: Here’s why EPA’s proposal will raise your electric bill

    Vince Griffin
    Guest Columnist

    The strict carbon emission limits recently proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will mean higher electric bills for business and residential consumers. The warranted outrage over this latest maneuver, which comes with no evidence of improving overall air quality, was plentiful and came from various corners. A few examples:

  • Businesses made school health fair success

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School would like to thank the following businesses and organizations for participating in our staff and community health fair:  

    Betty Cash of Golden Living, Debbie Gengelbach of Burris-LeClere, Lori Richey of Norwex, Wendy Alvey of Advanced Rehabilitation, New Directions-Jason Powers, Eddie Duke, Missy Arnold, EverBody’s-Kelly Perryman, Dea-coness Hospital-Vickie Deer, Perry County Memorial Hospital-Caryn Weiss, Shelly Poole, Perry County Clinic and Liberty Lab.

  • News should be ashamed of headline

    In regard to the headline in the Oct. 31 issue of the Perry County News. That was the most objectionable, disgusting, degrading headline I have ever seen splashed across the front page of a small community’s newspaper.

    The fact that something like that could and did happen is bad enough, but the fact that you felt it necessary to emblazon it in very large print was completely uncaring for the people of Cannelton, who are striving to make our city a better place to live.

  • Water-resources committee makes recommendations

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Through the summer and fall when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session, lawmakers convene interim committees and commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis on complex issues facing the state. As a part-time legislature, the Indiana General Assembly often does not have the time and resources to completely delve into more complicated issues while in session, and interim committees are an opportunity to fully vet propos-ed initiatives.