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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Who lit the fuse? We do know

    By ELIJAH BRYANT
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: This column was written in response to a Thursday column by News Managing Editor Kevin Koelling titled “Who lit the fuse leading to the Big Bang Theory?”

    I remember being in the fifth grade in Mr. Gibson’s science class. We had some time to work on a project and I happened to finish early, and thus led me to flipping through the pages of a worn out science textbook.

  • COLUMN: Harsh winter has been hard on many bluebirds

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The winter nearly all of us want to see gone has been hard on just about everything, people, pets, livestock and most of nature’s other inhabitants.

    One of many people’s favorite feathered friends, bluebirds, have taken a big hit, it seems. Two people have come to the News over the past week after finding several dead bluebirds in their birdhouses.

  • EDITORIAL: New education standards require contemplation

    An effort to put together new academic standards for Indiana schools continues, as does the move away from Common Core State Standards.

    The Indiana State Board of Education is working to develop kindergarten-through-12th grade standards for Indiana separate from Common Core. Our desire is that the standards be challenging and realistic. But just as the old saying goes that a camel is a horse designed by committee, danger exists for the workability of the standards the state board is amassing.

  • EDITORIAL: Another step forward for downtown development

    Word of rental-housing tax credits awarded last week to a future project in downtown Tell City is good news for our community and Perry County. A healthy vibrant downtown is what every city needs and for Tell City, the multimillion project known as River Pointe will bring not only development and construction jobs to the city, but people.

  • COLUMN: Who lit the fuse leading to the Big Bang Theory?

    KEVIN KOELLING
    MANAGING EDITOR

    The National Science Foundation reports – as if it’s a bad thing – that one quarter of us Americans believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

    I have evidence.

    They’re called sunrise and sunset. If they happen as the scientists say they do, why don’t we call them “Earth’s rotation into sunlight” and “Earth’s rotation into darkness?”

  • Athlete-concussion bill protects our students

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    We’re officially in the second stage of this year’s session, where House bills move to the Senate for consideration and debate and Senate bills move over to the House.

  • Time to get naked!

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I took my annual trip to the dermatologist Thursday. The news was good. Nothing suspicious turned up and those reassuring words from Dr. Artis Truett at Owensboro Dermatology erased the anxiety that builds up early each year as my annual skin review nears.

  • There’s an alternative to the imperial presidency

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance his priorities.

    He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a dozen actions he plans to take by executive order.

    “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,” he said, “that’s what I’m going to do.”