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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Criminal-reform proposal includes good, bad changes

    S. ROD ACCHIARDO
    County Prosecutor

    During the 2013 legislative session, the General Assembly took positive steps in enacting the first comprehensive criminal code reform since 1977 in House Enrolled Act 1006. That means there had not been any significant change to the criminal code in more than 36 years. An overhaul has long been overdue. This was a significant step toward a better criminal-justice system in Indiana, with protection of the public tempered by the fair treatment of those accused of committing crimes.

  • LETTER: Your support of United Way helps Crisis Connection serve vicitims of domestic violence

    Crisis Connection Inc., would like to thank the United Way of Perry County for its financial support of our organization. We would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the United Way of Perry County as you helped make this allocation to us possible.

    Crisis Connection is a local agency that offers a variety of services to families affected by domestic or sexual violence. We serve Perry, Spencer, Dubois, Orange, Crawford, Martin, Daviess, and Pike counties.

  • LETTER: Council on Aging counts on United Way

    The Perry County Council on Aging would like to thank the United Way for their contribution to their senior center, the Older Americans Korner for Service. The funding the United Ways gives to us goes toward so many valuable and worthwhile activities and projects for our seniors in Perry County and without the funding from the United Way, we would not be able to provide the transportation service that helps and serves so many seniors.

    I have tried to summarize just a few of the things we do at the center and where our United Way funding is used.

  • LETTER: Policy threatens financial security of retirees

    A flawed policy initiative called the chained CPI is gaining steam in Washington budget talks that would short-change Hoosiers who receive federal benefits such as Social Security and federal annuities by lowballing their annual cost-of-living adjustments.

    Chained CPI supporters have tried to minimize the consequences it will have on seniors, retired federal employees and veterans by calling it a “technical adjustment” or “better measure of inflation.”

  • COLUMN: United Way is 40 years strong

    By CHAD JAMES
    Guest Columnist

    When I was approached to be the 2013 co-chair for the United Way of Perry County, it did not take me long to decide to accept the role. Volunteering has always been a big part of who I am today.

    Early on my parents instilled an importance in giving and volunteering.

  • COLUMN: Memories of a hermit

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I was walking through the cemetery at Saint Meinrad Archabbey a few weeks ago and reminiscing about the monks I’ve know. I found the man who baptized me and the one who heard my first confession and taught me about faith.

  • EDITORIAL: Businesses should follow Ford, Costco’s examples in paying higher wages

    Henry Ford said history is bunk, but he had a good understanding of basic economics that today’s business leaders who realize the value of history should take time to study.

    Specifically, Ford realized that paying his car company’s employees a good wage was good for his business and the economy in general.

  • FACEBOOK POSTING: Woman saved by blood donors wants to pay it back