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Today's Opinions

  • City council and pet discussion

    With all due respect to our esteemed city council, the council is barking up the wrong tree.  The problem with pet ownership is not numbers, but quality of care and supervision. 

    Yes, the homeowner who has 45 cats/dogs is clearly wrong, but it is just as clear, this is a rare situation. The main problem the county/city faces is that of dogs running loose, unsupervised and harassing people, as well as being in danger of being hit by a car.

  • Perry County’s Irish eyes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It takes just a few seconds to rub away the moss hiding the etched words over Margaret Duffy’s tomb. Still legible 140 years after the 15-year-old’s death, the two short sentences echo the cry her parents surely felt. “Behold this grave and shed a tear,” the tombstone requests of passersby. “Beauty and virtue is buried here.”

  • Council should tread lightly on pet owners’ rights

    We understand the city’s desire to advance animal control in Tell City. However, we have concerns about the ordinance presented March 1 for discussion by the city council.

    We realize the ordinance was just a first draft but it would have limited to four the number of dogs and cats a person could have. That created a good bit of discussion and debate, during the meeting and among members of the public afterwards.

  • Bloated budgets, troops at risk

    Jonathan Bydlak

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    How much does the Department of Defense waste on overhead and outside contractors? Pentagon officials recently paid an outside consulting firm to find out.

    When the consultants put the figure at $125 billion, defense officials were scared Congress would cut their budget. So they tossed the multi-million-dollar report in the trash and hoped no one would find it.

  • Failure a part of business, Can-Clay no exception

    Can-Clay is Perry County’s own concept of too big to fail. It’s at the citizenry’s hands to bear the brunt of practices that help failing business survive when the market or poor business practices says its time to close.

  • Irish women roots of American progress

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    If you’re a female artist of Irish ancestry who couples her HIIT regime with a balance of healthy eating, March is a great month. More than just St. Patrick’s Day, corned beef, and leprechauns, it’s never too late, or early for that matter, to indulge in the less traditional aspect of the history.

  • Balancing individual rights and the common good

    Alexander P. Orlowski

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As Americans, we are united in the belief that all people have certain inalienable rights. Chief among these are, as President Thomas Jefferson penned, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    At the same time American values are also deeply rooted in a strong sense of community. This sentiment is reflected in our national motto: “E Pluribus Unum,” which means “out of many, one.”

  • Another anniversary in American history occurs in March

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    The roar tore through the night air like the wail of a thousand banshees as the Mexican army swarmed toward the walls of the old mission. The cannons barked, spitting blistering fire and heavy iron balls at the Texan defenders atop the battlements of the Alamo.