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Today's Opinions

  • Smoking affects everyone

    In the Nov. 19 issue of The News, a few disturbing facts came to light about the number of women in Perry County who smoke or have smoked during pregnancy. It's chilling to realize that 47 percent of our county's pregnant women smoke, not only exposing themselves to the harmful effects of the toxins of cigarettes but exposing their babies to them as well.

  • Community newspapers still on top

    The Perry County News continues to be far and away the most subscribed-to periodical here at home, with more than 75 percent of households receiving the newspaper via subscriptions or newsstands.

    Community newspapers like ours are still in demand and while papers like ours have certainly felt the effects of the recession, we're faring better than many dailies.

  • Hill's argument for reform bill weak

    I'm writing in response to Indiana Ninth District U.S. House Rep. Baron Hill's column appearing in The News Nov. 12 issue.

  • Readers asks others to ponder 'What they don't tell us'

    The American people have been under attack since the end of World War II when Franklin Roosevelt was lifted from his deathbed to attend the Yalta Conference with Stalin and Churchill where he, with strong objections from Churchill, gave Stalin everything he wanted.

    Except for West Berlin, Stalin was given control of eastern Europe. FDR's action set into motion the creation of the Cold War, which has cost the American people many trillions of dollars.

  • Rokita should respect right to petition government, system of checks, balances

    Indiana Secretary State of Todd Rokita has been campaigning to have "more sensible criteria" be used to redraw the state's political districts following the 2010 census.

    We agree that the traditional practice of gerrymandering has resulted in some oddly shaped legislative districts in which inhabitants of the northern end may have little or nothing in common with those from the southern end.

  • Where is our community's care?

    In 1928, the landmark Tell City High School building was constructed. In 1935 one block away from TCHS I was born. I will soon be 75 and I could not be as healthy as I am without care; care at home, care by a wife and family and care from the community.

  • Leaders should fix county-policing problem

    Some problems are best resolved with guns.

    Not every problem whose best solution is a gun can be expected to occur in extreme southern Perry County, but that's where our law-enforcement resources are concentrated. Driving time from the police and sheriff's departments in Tell City and Cannelton to northern parts of the county can be excruciatingly long for anyone facing a problem that has or might involve violence.

  • Newspapers still deliver

    The Hoosier State Press Association has been promoting Indiana newspapers for the past several weeks and has provided publications across the state with guest editorials, columns and public-service advertisements promoting the value of newspapers.

    The News has published an editorial and guest column and I found this proposed opinion piece appropriate. It makes mention of issues such as school referendum that have made this publication's pages in recent weeks.

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