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Today's Opinions

  • Look to self to spark a change for kids

    Sadly, you don’t have to look very far to find instances of child abuse. It might be happening in your own neighborhood, with few none-the-wiser. It might come from outright neglect, parents putting kids in undesirable situations through their drug use, or even sexual abuse.

    Social media has been abuzz in recent weeks surrounding the arrest of the Tell City Cinema owner jailed on several felony charges for alleged sexual misconduct with minors. Some have even taken to actively picket and boycott the business, and demanded it be sold.

  • Trump’s order may fall short on EPA rollback

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist

     

    With the stroke of a pen last week, President Donald J. Trump undid all of the progress his predecessor had made in fighting climate change.

    Or did he?

    Rolling back the clock on environmental regulations was certainly the president’s intent.

    “I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations,” Trump said during a signing ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Plant symbolism often religious

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Plants have long been associated with symbolism. When the masses needed to be influenced, it was more effective using plants and flowers to explain the mysteries of the world because most people were illiterate. You may not have been able to read the words but you certainly could have related to the lessons taught by using flowers as symbols.

    Christians were very good at this when explaining Christ’s life.

  • Packages delivered by the air: one step further from science fiction

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Potentially uplifting the customer’s online shopping experience, or a catastrophic letdown? We see both sides as Amazon steadily makes strides toward improving its proposed Amazon Prime Air delivery system, in which drones would deliver packages weighing less than 5 pounds to customers within 30 minutes or less.

  • City faces tough annexation decision

    The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that annexation opponents obtained the required signatures to formally challenge Tell City’s plans to incorporate 1,776 acres. It may seem odd that an annexation ordinance passed nearly three years ago, in April 2014, is still in the court system. But it is. All of the legal moves thus far have been preliminary; the court has not yet judged annexation on its merits. But it’s been expensive nonetheless.

  • Compromise needed to avoid government takeover of healthcare

    Trumpcare, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, failed to pass despite the Republicans having a majority in both houses of Congress. So where does U.S. healthcare go from here?

  • Weather lore of old

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    I was in freshman German class at Heritage Hills High School and on one Saturday morning in a 1980s hog lot, I practiced my toddler language on a couple of old German farmers.

    I was learning that their German dialect, passed on from the mid-1880s hadn’t kept up with the modern German I was studying in school. The pronunciation was especially different. One farmer grabbed his suspenders and frowned in disappointment as a I counted to 20 in German.

  • Cheers to ‘Parents Just Don’t Understand’ cast

    Editor’s Note: Letters to the editor normally run on Monday’s Page 4 but we don’t often run photos with them. The letter below thanking students and volunteers for their work on the Tell City High School Drama Club production of “Parents Just Don’t Understand” warrants an exception. It was written by teacher Joyce Stath but her sentiments have been echoed many times over. Congratulations, students, on a job well done.