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Today's Opinions

  • No lawman's badge for me

    Several people offered comments on a recent column on jobs I could have been doing had I not been working at a newspaper.

    Most shared their own vocational journeys and the ups and downs many of us have experienced in finding our places in the world.

    One man told me he often wonders what kind of life he would have enjoyed had he entered college. The guy has a good-paying "factory" job but was a wiz at math and science in high school and admits he would have had other opportunities with a college degree.

  • The gifts autistic students offer

    Because April is Autism Awareness month, I would like to share a personal experience related to autism.

    This school year, I have had the privilege of teaching a child with autism, and it has been a profound year of discovery and growth for both of us. 

    My student's mother encouraged me to share our story.

    When I discovered that I would be teaching a child with autism, I began to do some research on the Internet to learn more about the autistic child and techniques for reaching and teaching these children. 

  • Leadership group will promote volunteerism

    Hats off to members of this year's graduating class of Leadership Perry County. The 10-person group has been working over the past eight months to learn more about our community and to hone their own personal leadership traits.

    They continue a tradition going back more than 10 years and will join other graduates of the program dedicated to making Perry County a better place to live.

  • Let's not be so quick to judge

    I would like to comment on the Thursday April 9 article (Editor) Vince Luecke wrote, reporting that my brother, Kenny Cronin, blasted and verbally assaulted Magistrate Werner. The definition of magistrate is: lower court judge; a judge in a lower court whose jurisdiction is limited to the trial of misdemeanors and the conduct of preliminary hearings on more serious charges.

  • 'Observe and Report' darkly hilarious

    First off, "Observe and Report" is not "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."  Both movies may be about shopping-mall security guards, but that is where any major comparisons end.  

  • Vandals: Man up

    To those who decided breaking vehicle and business windows and slashing tires are entertaining activities, we offer two words of encouragement.

    Man up.

    We don’t know that the vandal or vandals whose senseless destruction we reported Thursday was or were male, but the odds are pretty good. For those who missed that story, police reported a number of businesses and cars in Troy and along Main Street in Tell City were vandalized. Authorities aren’t sure if a similar incident in Hawesville, Ky., is related.  

  • Jobs I could have been working

    In case you haven’t seen the headlines, newspapers are in the midst of a rough patch. Community publications like The News are faring better than large dailies. In fact, most big papers have cut back on staff, reduced coverage and shrank both the number and size of their pages. Some have even shut their doors altogether or switched to publishing online only.

  • Kids excel by working harder

    Enhancing one’s performance is more a part of our culture than most of us realize. We drink caffeine in the morning and take No-Doze at night in an effort to stay razor sharp regardless of the hour of the day.

    Entertainers have been known to use recreational drugs to push their performances to extraordinary levels. College students sometimes take prescription drugs to increase learning capacity and get better grades.