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Today's Opinions

  • Prison not the only recourse

    Brock Turner was wrong. And the judge who sentenced him on counts of rape, given the authority to weigh past action, was right; to a regard.

    The emotional scars to such victims are real and that damage cannot be undone. But does anyone really benefit from extended time served in prison – an institution that should be reserved for those who cannot exist in society?

  • The consequences of crime

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The Perry County News’ team of writers works well together. But that doesn’t mean we always agree on the issues. This week’s pair of opinion pieces, presented here and in the column at the bottom of the page, are proof of that.

    I hope the two columns generate discussion about our criminal justice system and its shortfalls.

  • Time for a review of Indiana alcohol laws

    Sunday liquor sales are the Cubs baseball team of legislative frustration. Next year is always the year when legislators will come to their senses and end Indiana’s status as the last state where Sunday carryout service is not allowed.

    But every year the effort falls short, and most times legislative proposals never even make it out of committee.

  • Squash and cucumber pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before the Fourth of July.

    But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night.   Last year, the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.

  • Thank you, Noble’s IGA

    I would like to thank Noble’s IGA for its donation of hot dogs and buns for the kids fishing derby held May 21 at German Ridge. They have done this for many years and the kids enjoy them very much.

    Good job!

     

    Larry Bernardi

    Perry County Bassmasters

  • Canned good donations will help many

    On behalf of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the local food pantries of Perry County, we would like to thank the residents of Perry County for supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive last month.

  • 2016 River Sweep needs your help

    Mark your calendars. The Perry County Recycling Management District again will be sponsoring the annual 2016 Ohio River Sweep, This event will be held Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset Park in Tell City and at Hafele Park in Cannelton,

    This project is organized by ORSANCO, the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. It partners with other agencies interested in making a difference in the environment and in keeping the Ohio River and the other rivers clean and their banks beautiful.

  • State must close campaign contribution limit loophole

    One is a conservative. The other a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. They and their agendas could hardly be more different from each other.

    Democratic challenger John Gregg and Republican incumbent Gov. Mike Pence are locked in a tight and historically significant battle to win Indiana’s gubernatorial election in November. The outcome will have a dramatic impact on the direction of state policy, taxpayer money, social programs, education, economic development and a host of other concerns affecting Hoosiers’ quality of life and the state’s future.