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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • A bicentennial update

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Indiana’s bicentennial celebration is unfolding and there are several events planned across Perry County in coming months. The News has shared the news of several of them, including the torch relay’s visit to the county Sept. 10 and plans for the torch to travel through Derby, Rome, Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Protecting Indiana jobs

     

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senator

     

    I have always believed that our country works best when the middle class is strong. It’s good for families, businesses, and our local communities. For decades, the strength of the middle class has been rooted in a social contract between businesses and workers, a mutual understanding that the success of one contributes to the success of the other. 

  • The wonderful world of edible flowers

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I think about food so much this time of the year because vegetables abound and broilers and lambs are on pasture. I have a deep appreciation for homegrown food and this includes making it look pretty when it is served for a meal, especially when we have guests.

  • The bravest among us

    SEN. DAN COATS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Memorial Day is the day when we, as Americans, honor the brave heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives in order to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

  • Honoring our fallen heroes

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Throughout our history, more than 1 million Americans have lost their lives serving our country. Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to remember the men and women who sacrificed everything to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.

    While communities throughout the state will be celebrating Memorial Day in their own ways, it is important that we remember the true meaning of the holiday: to honor our service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our nation.

  • Electing an abbot

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It is going to be an important week for the Benedictine monks of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, who will elect their 10th abbot Thursday. And while there won’t be a Vatican-style chimney puffing white smoke to signal the election of a new abbot, there will be bells … and a lot of tradition.

  • VA should fix problems, not distract from them

    When it comes to healthcare, no one should have to wait. That sentiment should especially extend to our veterans, the men and women who give up much and ask for so little in return.

    National Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald recently came under fire for downplaying the amount of time veterans have been awaiting medical treatment at VA facilities, according to a May 23 article in USA Today.