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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Another step forward for downtown development

    Word of rental-housing tax credits awarded last week to a future project in downtown Tell City is good news for our community and Perry County. A healthy vibrant downtown is what every city needs and for Tell City, the multimillion project known as River Pointe will bring not only development and construction jobs to the city, but people.

  • COLUMN: Who lit the fuse leading to the Big Bang Theory?

    KEVIN KOELLING
    MANAGING EDITOR

    The National Science Foundation reports – as if it’s a bad thing – that one quarter of us Americans believe the sun revolves around the Earth.

    I have evidence.

    They’re called sunrise and sunset. If they happen as the scientists say they do, why don’t we call them “Earth’s rotation into sunlight” and “Earth’s rotation into darkness?”

  • Athlete-concussion bill protects our students

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    We’re officially in the second stage of this year’s session, where House bills move to the Senate for consideration and debate and Senate bills move over to the House.

  • Time to get naked!

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I took my annual trip to the dermatologist Thursday. The news was good. Nothing suspicious turned up and those reassuring words from Dr. Artis Truett at Owensboro Dermatology erased the anxiety that builds up early each year as my annual skin review nears.

  • There’s an alternative to the imperial presidency

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    In his State of the Union speech to Congress last month, President Obama drew widespread attention for pledging to use his executive authority to advance his priorities.

    He insisted he intends to act with or without Congress, and listed well over a dozen actions he plans to take by executive order.

    “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families,” he said, “that’s what I’m going to do.”

  • Fish & Wildlife should ease Eagles Bluff restrictions

    The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department would like to put camping facilities for recreational vehicles at its Eagles Bluff Park but is barred from doing so under terms its board agreed to when it acquired the land from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2000.

    Times and conditions change, and we believe the camping facilities should be permitted, as they would be a money-maker for the parks department and keep it from being dependent on only grants and money from tight federal government budgets to fund its projects.

  • LETTER: Senate supports school-music bill; House action needed

    I again ask your support of legislation being considered in the Indiana General Assembly that would require each school corporation to include music courses in its curriculum.

    In a Feb. 3 letter to the editor, I explained that each corporation would also be required to include music ensembles in course offerings for seventh through 12th grades.

  • LETTER: Everyone’s help appreciated at Shubael Little Village

    We write to thank the News for the excellent article on Shubael Village. The volunteers at the Shubael worked to present a setting where people can view Perry County as it was in 1850. We are open several times a year and we entertain hundreds of school-age citizens each year. Any and all help for the village is appreciated.

    Unfortunately, three people who helped in the last year were omitted. Dave Celvey and Gary Hubert helped with carpentry work and David VanWinkle donated guttering for the new mercantile building.

    Thanks again.