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Today's News

  • Marijuana reform needed

    Karen Tallian

    State Senator

     

    I was dismayed by the recent inflammatory op-ed from Indiana’s new Attorney General regarding marijuana reform laws. His portrait of “money-hungry profiteers …with dollar signs in their eyes” lining up at the doors of the Indiana legislature sounds like a firebrand sermon preaching hell-fire and brimstone.

  • Stand firm against push to legalize pot

    Curtis Hill

    Indiana Attorney General

     

    During the lull between legislative sessions, the marijuana lobby is preparing its next big push to legalize pot in Indiana.

    These activists want you to believe their end goal is inevitable. The only question in their minds is how long they must wait for the rest of us backward Hoosiers (as they see us) to embrace their agenda.

  • Syringe program saves lives

    Dr. Jerome Adams

    Indiana Dept. of Health

     

    Since 2015, 219 people in rural Scott County have been diagnosed with HIV, and nearly 95 percent of those individuals are co-infected with hepatitis C.

    These are staggering statistics that represent 219 lives and a community that are forever changed. Yet the toll would be much worse if not for the syringe service program , or syringe exchange, that has provided testing and connections to treatment and medical care.

  • Purdue’s insect columnist bids fond farewell

    Tom Turpin

    Purdue University

     

    Saying goodbye is a difficult thing to do. It doesn’t matter if that goodbye is to an old friend, a house we have lived in for some time, or activities that have been part and parcel of our lives.

    So today, it is with some sadness and a bit of a lump in my throat that I must say goodbye to the readers of “On 6 Legs.”

    In a couple of weeks, I am retiring from Purdue, and this is my last column.

  • The Facebook experience

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I use Facebook in a lot of ways. It keeps me in contact with friends, helps me learn about news events I might not otherwise know about and connects me with people who have news stories and feature story ideas. Separately, from a business point of view, it helps me promote my brewery and connects me with customers.

  • Solid waste fee should have been raised gradually

    The Perry County Solid Waste Management District has proposed raising its annual fee for disposal and recycling services from $32 to $45.

    That is a 40.6 percent increase and while it won’t have the same impact on area residents as Tell City’s 50.2 percent increase on its monthly water bills had this year, we think it’s still too big a raise at one time.

  • Leopold Church Picnic set for July 30

    LEOPOLD – St. Augustine’s Catholic Church will have its annual picnic Sunday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mass will be held at 10 a.m. There will be handicapped-accessible parking.

  • Summer STEM
  • Charlie’s Garden of Eden

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor

     

    It doesn’t take too many stops along Charlie Cunningham’s garden tour to figure out the Perry County man has a green thumb. He cares for a large garden, actually several gardens, behind his home off Old Indiana 37 southwest of Leopold. Rows of sweet corn are already waist high. They’ll mature later this summer and several families already have dibs on the roasting ears.

  • Recycling fee vote set for Thursday

    By STUART CASSIDY

    Staff Writer

     

    TELL CITY – There’s no money to be made in trash disposal, at least not at the local government level, but still, the county’s waste management district is there to take it.

    The catch is, “we want your recyclables … we want more recyclables,” said Kenneth Smith, Perry County Recycling Management District director, because that’s what foots the bill for such sanitary services.