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Today's Opinions

  • Stand up for free speech

    We have frequently disagreed with the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, so it deserves special mention when we think they’re doing exactly the right thing.

    The group filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Bedford resident who is challenging a newly enacted city ordinance regulating yard signs that has the effect of stifling his political expression. The lawsuit claims that the ordinance violates the First and the 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

  • Tell City Renaissance Class grateful for help

    The Tell City Junior-Senior  High School Renaissance Class of 2016-17 would like to thank the following community members and groups for helping us put on a very successful academic kickoff.

  • Village open house was a big success

    The Shubael Little Pioneer Village Open House held Oct. 15-16 was again a great success.  The weather was beautiful and counting the 250 school students, parents and teachers that came the following Monday and Tuesday, the Village hosted 1,250 guests. 

  • Lawmakers gear up for budget session

    Mark Messmer

    Guest Columnist

     

    On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Indiana General Assembly will meet at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session.

    This meeting is also known as “Organization Day,” which allows new senators and representatives to meet those returning for another term and is the day legislators are sworn into office.

    As the session gets ready to kick off, it’s important to understand how the General Assembly operates.

  • Council on aging says thank you

    On  behalf of the Perry County Council on Aging, I would like to sincerely thank the United Way of Perry County for all their support in the past, present and future to our organization.

  • Save those leaves for composting and mulching

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fell swoop! We rake and pile and they jump.

    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the, farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Amendment on hunting, fishing is unnecessary

    Does Indiana really need to add the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife into the state constitution?

    No, it does not.

    But some lawmakers, following the lead of the National Rifle Association, have gotten this public question to the Nov. 8 ballot:

  • More great Perry Central memories

    I have many great memories of my 25 years of teaching at Perry Central Schools.