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Today's Opinions

  • Hammack, others true heroes

    I was sound asleep in a Louisville hotel room April 3 when my cell phone rang with news of a nearly fatal house fire.

    "Where are you?" asked the caller, a Tell City fireman who knows I'm usually Johnny-on-the-spot with a camera at fires. But I was at an annual newspaper meeting and at 3 in the morning, could only relay information about the blaze on 12th Street to the newsroom. We had a story online later that day and a print story in last Monday's edition. A follow-up piece appeared in Thursday's News.

  • Prison escape brings horrible possibilities for Indiana, Kentucky residents

    "Unacceptable" is the best adjective to describe the escape of two prisoners from Branchville Correctional Facility. To put that another way, we will not tolerate killers and other violent criminals wandering freely in our community.

    Also unacceptable is the failure of a prison-escape-alert system to do its job.

  • Enjoy spring while you can

    Spring has arrived and while all the rain has made it a chore to enjoy the outdoors, the warmer weather has perked up my spirits over the past few days.

    Driving last week after a shower, the spring frogs living in pools of water along Indiana 545 were going mad with their croakings, either celebrating spring or looking for mates.

  • Olympics are about unification, not politics

    Since the late 1800s the world has come together every two years in the spirit of athletic competition. The best of the best pitting strength, agility and speed against each other during the Olympic games. During these games athletes of all nations, races, religions and cultures put differences aside to test not only their own abilities, but to bring glory to their home countries.

  • Why the negative spin against Clinton?

    I am responding to the March 24 editorial in The Perry County News that makes references to several articles written about the Clintons. I found the editorial appalling and a one-sided approach to this upcoming election.

    Your paper seems to be in lockstep with most of the national media in an obvious attempt to spin everything in a negative and biased way against the Clinton camp.

  • If you can't take the heat ...

    Stay out of the kitchen. I'm reminded of that old adage while catching hell for something in the paper. My backside has been warmed lately for a pair of stories. But that's nothing new really. I still hear complaints about stories published years ago, old grudges some people wear like chips on their shoulders.

    I received two calls about the front-page story on last month's story on the D-Boys, the alleged gang blamed for beating up a Kentucky man. Police carted a few D-Boys to jail and the youth detention center and the cases are working their way through the justice system.

  • Is the love affair over?

    If you watch any of the old television shows from the 1950s, one of the attractions is the "new cars" driven by the characters. Those '57 Chevys, '56 Caddies, '58 Fords, and '59 Vettes that are considered ultra-classics these days were the cars you bought right from the dealer's showrooms in those days.

    Today, they cost many times what they did then.

  • Cats become growing problem

    In 2007 it came to the attention of the Humane Society of Perry County that there is a growing problem in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy, with feral alley cats. These feral cats that are not claimed are living all over the county and breeding beyond control.

    We have had numerous discussions with some officials concerning this problem and it is now time for those who are in power to act. No one seems to have the perfect solution.