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Today's Opinions

  • Let’s remember the victims of sexual assault

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities on how to prevent it. Sexual assault is a major public-health, human- rights and social-justice issue. It ranges from verbal sexual harassment to unwanted sexual contact. Every 107 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. There is an average of 293,000 victims aged 12 or older each year.

  • Do you need a simple photo?

    Vince Luecke Editor

    editor@perrycountynews.com

     

    This Saturday, April 18, is the Great Day of Service. Sponsored by several local church congregations, the project was the idea of Pastor Dan Hopkins of First Baptist Church in Tell City.

    A story on today’s front page lists some of the specific activities and services planned. One of them will be provided by the Perry County News and I’d like to share a few ideas I have about what we are doing.

  • Our View: City council should tread lightly on RV owners

    Is it OK for campers, boats, motor coaches and trailers to be parked on Tell City’s streets? Should they be allowed to be parked there year-round or would seasonal restrictions help ease concerns that those vehicles and trailers parked in residential areas are eyesores, clutter up neighborhoods and perhaps even lower property values?

    The Tell City Common Council could move in one of several different directions this year as they sift through the comments made last Monday during a meeting dominated by discussion on proposed parking regulations on RVs, trailers, etc.

  • The importance of air temperature and soil moisture

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    So how do precipitation and temperature affect plants? Well, in just about every way possible. Excessive precipitation, especially in poorly drained soils, can restrict oxygen intake by roots.

    Oxygen is vital for all other processes to occur that impact growth and vigor.  In years where we have experienced excessively wet springs, we typically see stunting and yellowing in herbaceous plants. 

  • One controversy shouldn’t alter nation’s view of Hoosiers

    GREG ZOELLER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As Indiana’s attorney general, I have legal obligations as the lawyer to state government that do not permit me to provide specific legal analysis or advice to the public, but only to my government clients. But as attorney general, I want to reassure all Hoosiers that our Constitution provides strong protections for both religious liberties and protections against discrimination.

    The current issues involving state statutes can in no way lessen any constitutional rights.

  • Scouts thankful for successful fish fry

    St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 would like to gratefully thank all those who supported their recent fish fry at the parish hall.

    The attendance on March 20 was overwhelming. And thanks, too, to those who bought tickets but were unable to come.

    The event couldn’t have gone off as well as it did without the adult volunteers who gave their time in preparation, brought in desserts and served the food.

    The proceeds will help a lot with expenses for this summer’s camp.

    Thank you again for your support.

     

  • Perry County has role in ensuring equality for all

    Local gatherings of the public and Perry County’s state legislators used to be sleepy affairs, with discussions that usually centered on economic development, education and road funding. Those are, without doubt, important issues but most often there was very little disagreement or debate.

    Times and issues have changed.

  • Treat littering as a crime

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Stop littering! It’s a message often repeated, but one that has apparently yet to sink in the minds of the litterbugs of Perry County whose ugly handiwork can be seen alongside highways and county roads.