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Today's Opinions

  • Empower Hoosier pupils; give them the proper tools

    Lloyd Arnold
    Indiana House District 74 Representative

    As a father of four and baseball coach of many, I always love hearing about personal goals of young students, their favorite classes and what they want to be when they grow up. These hopes and dreams of our state’s children weigh heavily on me as I cast votes and author bills during the legislative session. Our legislation has a direct impact on our state’s future, our children.

  • Our emergency responders do a great job

    I am writing this letter because of something that happened earlier this month. There was a terrible accident on my road, just about in front of my house. I did not see the actual moment it happened, but I heard the impact the second it did.

    When we ran to the front porch and saw what had happened, we knew it was a very terrible accident.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with both families. But, this letter is to praise the first responders.

  • Help made Renaissance yard sale a success

    The Tell City High School Renaissance Leadership Class  thanks the public for attending and supporting our annual yard sale, which was held March 15.

    The proceeds go to help fund the Renaissance Leadership Class, which supports academics and community involvement.

    We extend a special thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their support:

  • Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for nation’s children

    KEVIN CONCANNON
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer. In fact, far too many are left worrying where their next breakfast or lunch will come from when schools are dismissed for summer break.

  • A familiar email tale

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I received the following email a few days ago. I’m sure its theme will sound familiar to many of you.

    Mr. Luecke: I am Mrs. Dominika Kruznikor, a 69-year-old widow. I am suffering from terminal cancer and the doctors have told me that I have few weeks to live. I want to donate my inheritance out under your supervision to benefit the less privileged. Email me for details.

  • Commissioners: Embrace the passion, other resources you’ve been offered

    Someone approaches you and says, “you have a problem. I can help you with it and I might even be able to find money so you don’t have to pay for its solution.”

    How do you react? Do you dismiss the offer and the person making it?

    Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County, made such an offer to the county commissioners.

    He was met with what appeared to be evasiveness.

  • Generation Gap: Dennis Howell

    DALTON SCHILLER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Dalton Schiller, who profiles his grandfather, Dennis Howell.

  • As grim as things seem, there is a fix for what ails Congress

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s a small one. Our representative democracy’s keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of touch.