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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: It’s time to plan your time capsule contributions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Perry County’s bicentennial celebration is only a month away and contributions are needed for a time-capsule that will be sealed shortly after the event.

    The News is gathering items on behalf of the county’s bicentennial committee and while a few items have been contributed, there is PLENTY of space left. Our partners in the project are Mulzer Crushed Stone and Huber Funeral Home.

  • EDITORIAL: Please don’t spin global-warming facts, Mr. President

    “President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations,” the Associated Press reported Wednesday.

    In a report at the Yahoo News site headlined, “Fact Check: Obama’s UN speech spins statistics,” the news agency responded to five points made by Obama or his administration about progress this nation has made toward reversing practices many scientists agree are contributing to global warming.

  • LETTER: Youth Refuge program aided by supporter

    Youth Refuge and First Baptist Church in Cannelton would like to recognize those who donated items and money for our third annual Summer Bash.

    Thank you so much to Butler Family Dentistry, Hancock Bank, Badgett Dentistry, Home Mutual Insurance, TTT Christian Youth Ministries, Tim Harding, Rachel Roccia and others, who requested to stay anonymous. We appreciate your generosity.

    God bless you.

    ANNA SEIFERT
    Tell City

  • LETTER: Your United Way contribution supports family-outreach efforts at Perry Central

    Perry Central Family Outreach is proud to be one of the many community agencies to receive funds from the United Way of Perry County. With their support, Family Outreach facilitates and sponsors a variety of programs and projects year round to help the families of Perry County obtain the skills they need to succeed and to assist at risk families.

  • LETTER: Bringing clarity to the facts, not twisting them

    Let me bring clarity to the vacation issue referenced by Mack Cail in his letter in the September 15th issue of the Perry County News.

    All school employees have written documents that specifically list wages and benefits.

    After reviewing all files, including multiple-year contracts, I found nothing which provides for the vacation days in question. If vacation days are not included in an employment contract, the school corporation should not spend your tax dollars to pay for them. This issue has nothing to do with “liking or disliking” anyone.

  • LETTER: Jackson proud of accomplishments he, many others have made in Cannelton

    As the former canine handler for the Cannelton Police Department, I would like to take time and say thank you, to so many supporters who helped make me and canine Erik better.

    I would like to start off and say thank you to Chief Lee Hall for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the canine unit, along with other officers of the police department for helping during trainings and helping during our time of serving.

  • COLUMN: School bus safety tips

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    Guest Columnist

    Even though the school year is well under way, it is always important to remind our children about school bus safety. As a father of four boys and a licensed school bus driver who helps drive students to field trips and athletic events, I think about this topic often. I recently came across tips for school bus safety from the Indiana State Police, and I thought that I would share some with you this week.

  • COLUMN: The man trying to keep Cannelton Schools alive

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Alva Sibbitt and I had breakfast a couple of weeks ago. We talked about a lot of things over the course of an hour. The focus was on his work as Cannelton City Schools superintendent.