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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On Ukraine, the United States must pledge to do more

    Dan Coats
    United States Senate

    Four weeks after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Senate finally passed legislation Thursday to support Ukraine and condemn Russia’s aggression in Crimea. Regrettably, the past few weeks in Washington have been a series of conflicted priorities, hesitation and missed opportunities.

  • Justice system needs both sides represented in court

    Greg Zoeller
    Indiana Attorney General

    Several same-sex couples recently filed law-suits seeking to strike down Indiana’s traditional-marriage-definition law.

    As Indiana attorney general, I have been asked why my office is defending the statute in court when some AGs in other states are not defending their states’ traditional-marriage laws from similar lawsuits.

  • Drivers ignore law at SR 66 intersection

    I have seen this happen often lately to other people and I have almost been hit there more than once.

    When you are coming out of Wal-Mart and turning right toward Tell City on Indiana 66 on a green light, you have the right-of-way.

    The person who is turning left across the intersection by Subway toward Tell City does not have right-of-way.  

    Since I see this often I went to the Tell City Police Station to find out for sure.  I was met there by a most unfriendly officer who did take the time to tell me that I was right.

  • Young professionals group forming

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Do you consider yourself a young – or a young-at-heart – man or woman interested in networking with others about your community? Are you looking for ways to get involved in local issues, carry out service projects and have fun in the process? Then a  currently forming group of young professionals is just for you.

  • Farmers markets growing; you’re invited to learn more

    An April 14 meeting at the Tell City Depot will share details of Perry County’s upcoming farmers market. We hope the turnout is large since the popularity of local markets in general and Perry County’s in particular is – pardon the pun – growing.

    If you didn’t make it to last year’s market, held at the Depot each Wednesday and Saturday, you missed out on a great selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Crowds were large, vendors made money and the community found a regular supply of nutritious food.