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Columns

  • COLUMN: Battling a smelly problem

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    I live in the country so skunks aren’t a big problem for me. I see them as roadkill or sometimes catch their unmistakable odor on my hill in New Boston or on the farm.

    Several Tell City residents, however, have had real problems with skunks recently, part of an apparent population boom in the mammals.

  • COLUMN: Help shape our city’s future

    By BARBARA EWING, Mayor of Tell City

    Greetings from the Tell City mayor’s office. Coach Paul Bryant once said, “No coach has ever won a game by what he knows, it’s what his players know that counts.”

    Within our community, I believe, as mayor, we have the people, the skills, the resources and the materials to create a positive change in Tell City! It is for this reason that Tell City is reaching out to its citizens and all citizens of Perry County for help in developing a comprehensive plan for the Tell City community.

  • COLUMN: And the surveys say ...

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Surveys conducted as part of Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness Program turned up some interesting data about the challenges facing our community – as well as many of its strengths. A public presentation of findings by five committees was conducted Feb. 21 and we’ll share the details of the findings in a story soon.

  • COLUMN: Add your voice to the opinion page

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Front pages may serve as the pulse of community newspapers, but the opinion page, the one you’ve turned to now, is certainly its voice.

    It’s on this page our staff shares its thoughts through editorials and columns. I’ve long leveraged this page to talk about a variety of things, from news and insights to my own opinions that readers have told me for nearly a decade and a half strike them as serious, entertaining, insightful and occasionally inspiring and sometimes creating anger and consternation.

  • COLUMN: Let me introduce you to American Profile Magazine

    By DAVE ELDRIDGE, Publisher

    The first week in March will mark a special event for our readers.

    American Profile, a full-color national magazine with regionalized editorial content that celebrates the people, places and things that make America great, will debut in The Perry County News March 5 as an insert in the newspaper.

  • COLUMN: Sunday’s Academy Awards might bring surprises

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Reviewer

    The Academy Awards are this Sunday so it’s time for me to weigh in once again with my thoughts, predictions and personal picks for the ceremony.

    In general, I’m not too upset with the nominees this year. Sure, there are plenty of snubs I could (and will) comment on, but the Academy has become so predictable that it’s hard to even get worked up about the movies and actors that didn’t make the cut.

  • COLUMN: Why hurt Hoosier workers?

    MICHAEL ELDER, Guest Columnist

    This letter is in reference to Jim Adkins most recent attempt to make right-to-work-for-less sound good for the working people of Indiana. And if Mr. Adkins actually believes that right-to-work will help the working people of this state, he is the one who believes in fairy tales, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

  • COLUMN: Ways to get involved in your community

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Time is scarce for all of us, but investing an few hours – as little as 90 minutes Tuesday – over the coming months can help several groups move forward with important projects.

    The public is welcome to attend a Tuesday gathering to hear updates to Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness project, which launched last year. Volunteers are working on five broad areas important to the community: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, leaving a local legacy and rural families’ economic success.

  • COLUMN: Lawmakers still busy in Indy

    By RICHARD YOUNG, District 47 State Senator

    As lawmakers move through the second half of the legislative session, they begin the review of bills already approved by one chamber.

    Among the legislation still being considered are bills that would establish a statewide smoking ban, mandate drug tests for the state’s welfare recipients and appropriate additional funding for full-day kindergarten. This summary highlights House-approved bills being considered by the Senate.

    Health Issues

  • COLUMN: TC may drop apple Dec. 31

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    There might be a new entertainment option for New Year’s Eve this year. Instead of gathering around the television to watch New York City’s famed ball drop in Time’s Square, a large illuminated apple may drop in or near City Hall Park.

    It may be a novel idea to ring in 2013, but members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee are exploring the idea as a New Year’s Eve event. Hopefully, the event would be a hit its first year and then grow in popularity each year thereafter.