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Columns

  • COLUMN - Why I still have faith in Congress, despite poll numbers

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned comments, people make clear their dwindling confidence in both politicians and the institution itself.

  • COLUMN - Generation Gap: My great-grandfather, Bill Lain

    By Davin Lawrence
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one, two or three generations older than students. Today’s column is by Davin Lawrence, who profiles his great-grandfather, Bill Lain. Today’s column concludes the series.

  • COLUMN - Tell City will not incur a deficit over annexation

    Barbara Ewing
    Tell City Mayor

    Annexation for Tell City was the No. 1 goal established by the citizens of the Tell City community who participated in the development of the Tell City Comprehensive Plan, as adopted in October 2012.   

    From that point and moving forward, the Tell City administration has listened to the goals of its citizens and worked toward the growth and development of the Tell City community by the adoption of the annexation ordinance in April 2014.

  • Indiana’s elderly, how are they doing?

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Hoosier seniors are one of the fastest growing groups of people in need, and more and more people are reaching retirement age every year.

    According to the Indiana Business Research Center, the number of Hoosier seniors is projected to increase by 70 percent from 2010 to 2050, eclipsing by double digits any other age group. Reports by the Kaiser Family Foundation paint an alarming picture for the status of Hoosier seniors, with 13 percent currently living below the poverty threshold.

  • Baccalaureate service will grow over time

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    The crowd was small but the message was inspiring Thursday evening as the community sponsored a baccalaureate service for graduating seniors at Tell City High School.

    The baccalaureate service derives from a centuries-old custom of presenting the candidates’ bachelor’s degree  or “bacca” with laurels or “lauri.” Thus the name.

  • My experience cadet teaching

    SARAH MANN
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    The vibrant lights are beating down on me, causing trickles of sweat to roll down my neck. To someone who does not know better, it would appear that I am simply flailing my arms in panic, but I am actually displaying what I have learned from cadet teaching for Mrs. Natasha Edmondson’s sixth grade band class.

  • Thanks for the work experience

    MORGAN HAAFF
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • Take time to honor the spirit of Memorial Day

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But it’s Memorial Day we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the coming week and holiday weekend to honoring. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Advocating for local entrepreneurship

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    Last week I talked in depth about the importance of buying produce and meats from local farmers and by doing this, we are supporting our friends and neighbors while boosting the local economy.

  • Ticks survive subzero temps

    Phil Junker
    Outdoor Tales

    Winter was tough. It had a negative impact on many things, including some plants and animals. But it apparently didn’t hurt the tick population.

    People often think the number of ticks expands during a mild winter and their numbers are reduced by really cold weather. And this past winter, there was plenty of really cold weather.

    However, research reveals it is almost impossible to freeze out the tiny pests.