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Today's Opinions

  • Why I choose to stand

    Curtis Hill

    Guest Columnist

     

    One might argue that our nation’s flag is but a mere symbol. True as that may be, symbols play an important role in the life of a nation.

    Growing up, I was taught that whenever we heard the anthem playing and saw Old Glory waving, we would immediately show our respect.

    I would stand.

    I stand because the Stars and Stripes represent the strikingly simple principles of freedom outlined in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  • Exciting times for Rome

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    Portions of this column came from a column published a year ago about the community of Rome, but it’s a good segue into many of the big things lying ahead for the community in the coming year.

  • Thank you, St. Meinrad ROCKS supporters

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the seventh annual St. Meinrad ROCKS Fest Sept. 22-23. It was great to be able to make it a free event this year!

    Special thanks goes out to our entertainment: Phil Schraner, Debbie Schuetter, The Hiding, Isaac and Megan Gatwood, Silly Rules, PM, Soul Circus, Angel Rhodes, In The Basement, Andy and Henry Hagedorn, Rex Gambill/ DNR, Jeff Armstrong/ Animal Tales, Ronnie and Ralph Troesch, Dr. Moody, Topher Hays, 5th Degree Burn, Brent Lechner, Cory Sims, Timmy Dunn and Dirty Trixx.

  • Lilly Counseling Initiative sparks innovative efforts for student success

    Tami Silverman

    President of Indiana Youth Institute

     

  • 10th Street Fair a great success

    We are so pleased to report to the community that our third 10th Street Fall Fair was a big success. We were blessed with a beautiful fall day filled with fun and fellowship. We are pleased to report that we raised $2,700 for four nonprofits, Crisis Connection, Weekend Backpack program, Perry County Council on Aging and Perry County Food Coalition.

    Many thanks to these organizations for the amazing work they do to help so many residents of Perry County.

  • TC Schools excelling despite call for consolidation

    Guest Column by John Scioldo

    Superintendent, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

     

    In response to the recent opinion piece (Sept. 18 editorial, “By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district.”) I would like to offer some insight and clarifications that in my mind are pertinent to the claims made by the author.

  • Autumn’s activity bonanza

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Visiting the farm late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall – recently harvested corn.

    If freshly mowed grass is a harbinger of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting early-planted corn, and while they won’t begin full-scale shelling of corn for another couple of weeks, the approach of harvest season is something I find exciting.

  • Make kindergarten mandatory in Indiana

    Indiana is one of 15 states that doesn’t require school attendance until age 7.

    The state’s top education official would like to change that.

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick would like to see kindergarten become mandatory in Indiana, and plans to advocate for that during the 2018 General Assembly.

    She has her work cut out for her. In previous years, bills that would have required children to attend kindergarten have stalled in the Republican-led legislature.