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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: A closer look at religious liberty and Obamacare

    By TY GUILLAUME
    Guest Columnist

    Two articles written in the past month over religious freedom and Obamacare have caught my attention.

    One was written by Brett Sanders, in response to my “Defend religious liberty” article; and the other by Elijah Bryant, dealing with the recent ruling in a federal court concerning Hobby Lobby not having to fully comply with the contraceptive, sterilization, and abortion inducing drugs health insurance mandate under “Obamacare.”

  • COLUMN: New law could mean a fresh start for some Hoosiers

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 State Senator

    A new law affecting thousands of Hoosiers recently went into effect that will allow the criminal records of those who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes to be expunged.

    This law can make an important difference in the lives of those who have kept their records clean for many years.

    For example, previous felony arrest records can cause a job application to be ignored or discarded during a background check, even if the arrest never led to a conviction.

  • COLUMN: Women with long legs

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I showered with a woman Friday but it wasn’t as thrilling as you might imagine. My morning guest was a daddy long-legs spider that made its way into the shower.

    I was careful to keep her safe and hoisted her to the top of the door. I get small spiders in the shower each summer and sometimes they end up spiraling down the drain. The last half of summer is spider season it seems and my arachnid encounter Friday reminded me of a column I wrote a few years ago when I was living on the farm.

  • EDITORIAL: Entrepreneurship alive and well in southern Indiana

    The Evansville Courier & Press published a nice tribute a few weeks ago to the late Phil Koch and the spirit of community and business involvement for which he was known. The recounting of all the things the Koch family has done for our area brought back plenty of good memories for many.

    We still miss the entrepreneurism and optimism of Will Koch, Phil’s late brother. Both men, as have their siblings, followed in the visionary footsteps of their father, Bill Koch, in promoting community involvement in southern Indiana and building successful businesses.

  • COLUMN: Looking back, Tell City was a great place to grow up

    JOE MORTON
    GUEST COLUMNIST
    Growing up in Tell City was, what I think most people would agree, the ideal small town experience. We lived in a town that was safe enough to give kids  freedom to roam around on their own, yet being a small town, your parents knew plenty of people who would tell them if you were seen breaking their rules.
    I came into my own as a preteenager in the early 1980s.

  • COLUMN: Enjoy the big week ahead

    Vince Luecke, Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    For me, Schweizer Fest is a lot like some holidays. There is lots of extra work, so much in fact that finding time to enjoy the actual festivities can be a challenge.  

  • EDITORIAL: Grab your Schweizer running (or walking) shoes

    Schweizer Fest has always been a celebration of Tell City, its rich past, its exciting present and the promise of an even brighter future. This  week, we invite everyone to make fitness a meaningful part of their festivities. There are more opportunities than ever to include a good workout – or at least some exercise – into the merriment of the week.

  • COLUMN: Local wineries help capture summer in a bottle

    BY Andy Hedinger