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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Missing my 4-legged friend, Oscar

    I was 43 years old when I got my first pet. Through the years I never understood why people got so attached to their pets. We didn’t have any pets growing up because mom could barely afford to feed her children, let alone an animal.

    Now I know the feeling.

    This message is to the driver who was going down the 400 block of Market Street between 6 and 6:30 p.m. in Troy Sunday, Sept. 28, and ran over my dog and killed him.

    His name was Oscar. He was six weeks old and a Christmas present back in 2002.

  • LETTER: Salvation Army a proud United Way partner

    The Salvation Army Perry County Service Extension Unit is proud to be a United Way of Perry County partner.

    The primary goal of The Salvation Army Service Extension program is to provide emergency financial assistance to people in need throughout the community.

    The funds allocated to our program by the United Way of Perry County, combined with other money raised through our kettle fundraising campaign, allow our local office to offer financial assistance for basic needs such as medical, food, energy, rent, and transportation expenses.

  • LETTER: United Way aids Crisis Connection’s mission

    Crisis Connection Inc. would like to convey our sincere thanks to United Way of Perry County for its financial support. We would also like to thank the supporters of the United Way of Perry County who helped make this possible.

    Crisis Connection provides free, confidential and professional services for the survivors of domestic and sexual violence within the counties of Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Pike and Spencer.

  • COLUMN: Propane preparedness tips

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    District 47 State Senator

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an emergency declaration for our region regarding a shortage of liquefied petroleum gases, better known as LPG or propane.

  • COLUMN: It’s time to plan your time capsule contributions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Perry County’s bicentennial celebration is only a month away and contributions are needed for a time-capsule that will be sealed shortly after the event.

    The News is gathering items on behalf of the county’s bicentennial committee and while a few items have been contributed, there is PLENTY of space left. Our partners in the project are Mulzer Crushed Stone and Huber Funeral Home.

  • EDITORIAL: Please don’t spin global-warming facts, Mr. President

    “President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations,” the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

    In a report at the Yahoo News site headlined, “Fact Check: Obama’s UN speech spins statistics,” the news agency responded to five points made by Obama or his administration about progress this nation has made toward reversing practices many scientists agree are contributing to global warming.

  • LETTER: Youth Refuge program aided by supporter

    Youth Refuge and First Baptist Church in Cannelton would like to recognize those who donated items and money for our third annual Summer Bash.

    Thank you so much to Butler Family Dentistry, Hancock Bank, Badgett Dentistry, Home Mutual Insurance, TTT Christian Youth Ministries, Tim Harding, Rachel Roccia and others, who requested to stay anonymous. We appreciate your generosity.

    God bless you.

    ANNA SEIFERT
    Tell City

  • LETTER: Your United Way contribution supports family-outreach efforts at Perry Central

    Perry Central Family Outreach is proud to be one of the many community agencies to receive funds from the United Way of Perry County. With their support, Family Outreach facilitates and sponsors a variety of programs and projects year round to help the families of Perry County obtain the skills they need to succeed and to assist at risk families.