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Today's Opinions

  • Bill to standardize weather siren activation makes sense

    While most Perry Countians’ weather concerns are focused on winter, the threat of severe storms and tornadoes is always with us, no matter the season.

    A bill introduced this month in the Indiana Legislature may give some direction on one of the important ways many of us are alerted to pending severe weather, the thousands of warning sirens across our state.

  • The story of John Franklin Brown

    By Molly Hall
    Guest Columnist

    John Franklin Brown was born Dec. 3, 1858,  in Perry County. He was born to Andrew Jackson Brown, a native of Rhode Island, and his wife, Anna Elizabeth Farris, whose grandparents, John and Anna Farris, came to Perry County when Indiana was still a territory.

  • The rule of law is too-often underappreciated

    Greg Zoeller
    Indiana Attorney General

    made famous in the series of “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, established some rules in order to avoid the heightened opportunity for chaos among 18th century pirates.

    In some respects all laws are established by societies to bring about some level of certainty in an otherwise uncertain world.

    The United States is preeminent in our adherence to the rule of law, where everyone is given equal protection under law and no one is above the law.

  • Everly was one of rock’s most influential performers

    On his 1983 solo album Phil Everly sang, “When I’m dead and gone, I don’t want nobody to mope beside my bed.” But for the millions of people who love rock ’n’ roll music, it is hard not to mourn the passing earlier this month of one of the pioneers of that genre.

  • The outdoors beckons

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    I found myself mighty jealous a couple of weeks ago.
    En route to work one morning, I saw a group of kids scaling a snow-covered hillside, sleds in hand.

    I haven’t been on a sled in 20 years and I longed to park my car, grab my camera and join them for a ride. But I didn’t. I just didn’t have the time and once again work trumped fun.

  • New legislative agenda has the solutions we need

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    I hope you are all keeping warm this week as the temperatures, at least as of last week, were starting to rise. The winter storm that dumped over a foot of snow in parts of Indiana, and subzero temperatures that soon followed, put a lot of strain on Hoosiers and brought schools, commerce and even the legislature to a standstill.

  • Schnell enjoyed Perry Central hospitality

    Well, I got to visit Perry County and Perry Central High School again, thanks to my oldest niece, Linda, and her husband, Herb, from Louisville, Ky.
    They enjoyed beautiful Perry County as much as I did.

    The occasion was the Perry Central vs. Mater Dei basketball game Dec. 14. The Commodores came out on top, winning by six points. Bravo for the Commodores.

    Every time I enter the Perry Central School I am impressed; it gives me the feeling that the Perry Central folks really care about their schools. Hurray for them.

  • Good hunters respect the game they pursue

    This letter is in response to the letters written by William Wilson  (“Animals deserve rights”) and (“Hunters preserve traditions”) by the officers and members of the Southern Indiana Squirrel Hunters Club and Perry County Coon Club.

    It seems to me that both sides in this argument have the same problem as many other public officials currently holding office, right on up to the U.S. Congress.