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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Scouting helped by community support

    If a parent ever experienced their son as a member of the Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts, they had to observe a transformation as the years progressed.

    They would start as a first-grader, eager to have fun, and all the while, the den leader would be teaching them all the qualities in the Scout Oath and Law.

  • COLUMN: Civil discourse and ideas

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable.

  • COLUMN: A season of progress

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Autumn may be a time of the year when Mother Nature slows down but this fall has ushered in a season of construction and progress in Perry County. From Tell City to Cannelton, development, the planning process for development and new construction are under way.

    Tell City’s visitors center along Seventh Street is under roof and the framing process over the past couple of weeks has given an idea of what the structure will look like, at least its dimensions.

  • EDITORIAL: Don’t think your vote counts? Think again!

    A successful American government flows from an informed electorate. We are nearing the end of another historic campaign season. Historic not for any one single event, but historic because every vote we cast connects us to our past.

    Each time we step into the poll, we should be reminded of the fact that in our past every American did not have the right to vote. It is for that reason that every Hoosier should be disappointed when only 22 percent of Indiana’s 4.4 million registered voters cast a ballot during the primary election.

  • Who are the Latter-day Saints

    BARBARA DORIUS

  • COLUMN: National observance puts focus on partner violence

    JOSEPH HOGSETT
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • COLUMN: Roads and the gasoline tax

    LARRY DeBOER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    There’s been concern in Indiana about paying for road maintenance and construction. Candidates and legislators are looking for new sources of revenue. Maybe you wonder:
    What about the “good old” gasoline tax?  It’s the biggest of the motor-fuel taxes, and those taxes have always paid for Indiana’s state and local road spending.
    The good old gasoline tax just isn’t what it used to be, because people aren’t buying as much gasoline as they used to.

  • COLUMN: Bobcats? Yes. Mountain lions? Evidence lacking

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    Long ago, perhaps when I was 10 or 11 years old, I was walking through the woods on the family farm. I had visited cousins in New Boston and was headed home. It was about dark and the woods was a time-saving shortcut.