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Today's Opinions

  • Tell us about your favorite tree

    A column a few months ago about trees generated suggestions  that the newspaper invite readers to submit brief comments about their favorites trees. I suspect many of us have them. Trees being so much larger – and sometimes more lasting – than ourselves, generate strong feelings.
     
    We gather under trees for shade, partake in the fruit and nuts they produce and even sacrifice them to give us everything from winter warmth to furniture. We rejoice in their majesty and prominence.

  • It’s time for eyesores to go

    Tell City is getting tough on its worst eyesores. Heaven, be praised.

    Suits have been filed against Carolyn Barr’s Rebarr Restoration LLC, owner of the former William Tell Hotel, and Tellco Properties, which owns the heap of rubble at the corner of Seventh and Franklin streets, and an intact building attached to it.

    As most everyone who spends even occasional time in Tell City knows, a large section of wall collapsed at the William Tell Hotel in late July.

  • Renewable energy needs boost

    By BRAD MORTON, Guest Columnist

    At a time when other states and countries are taking bold steps toward the use and manufacturing of renewable energy, Indiana seems to be back-pedaling into the Dark Ages. Instead of promoting renewable energy like other states, Indiana restricts renewable energy by not allowing most customer classes to "net-meter" their energy.

  • Shooting stars and coyotes

    I've never had the lucky knack of being able to catch Z's on the run. Sleeping on a plane is difficult for me and afternoon power naps that perk up some people leave me feeling drowsy.


    Well, I must have been tired Thursday of Schweizer Fest Week because I fell asleep on a concrete patio watching for meteors.

  • State library should keep local decisions in local hands

    When we were younger, most if not all of our parents told us to play nice and share. As we grew older, we would hear about striving to be good neighbors and community members.

  • Which is worse, killers or retirement advisers?

    As far as we know, we could have "Professional Murderer" printed on our business cards, and we'll have committed no crime.

    An investment professional advertising him- or herself as specializing in retirement planning, however, can suffer a $10,000 fine and license revocation for advertising that service.

  • Who will guide our schools?

    "People get the government they deserve." So the old adage goes. Recent events in Bell, Calif., are proving this 200-year-old quote to be right.

    People there are outraged that their elected officials have salaries higher that the president of the United States. I have been in contact with a journalist covering the story and he tells me that these officials have been in office quite awhile for the most part, one at least 26 years.

  • Help us make Veterans Day 2010 one to remember

    Though we're still in the middle of a hot summer, autumn isn't far off and our staff's thoughts are beginning to turn toward November and Veterans Day. We plan to publish a special veteran's edition of the newspaper this year, and we need the help of our readers. Most of us know someone, living or dead, who has served in the armed forces. All you need to do to have your favorite veteran featured in The Perry County News is send us a photo of that veteran, along with some basic information.