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Editorials

  • Courts need more child advocates

    Children’s voices are innocuous, and  in a court system devised to deal with adult issues, they are sometimes overshadowed; their messages are not thoroughly recognized. That’s why earlier this month, judges from local communities rallied to ask for assistance in helping kids overcome the effects of abuse and neglect, through volunteerism in the court-appointed-special-advocates program.

  • Our View: Council needs better explanation before granting abatement on apartments

    The developers of River Pointe, the housing complex along Tell City’s Seventh Street, are seeking a 10-year property-tax abatement on portions of the more than $7 million project. We reported two weeks ago on the request by Myszak and Palmer, the developers behind the four-story complex that has quickly changed the city’s skyline. When ready for occupancy early next year, River Pointe will offer 40 affordable apartments for seniors and 10 condominium apartments.

  • Our View: Let county parks board know what its priorities should be

    These days we can get inundated with surveys via telephone, mail and email. Of course many are not really important – in fact they are thinly disguised advertising for a product or political candidate.

    One survey that we think is important for Perry Countians to fill out, though, is the Perry County Parks Department’s community questionnaire for input on what to include in its upcoming five-year master plan.

  • Our View: Slowpokes get raw deal in new Indiana driving law

    What kind of lawmakers pass legislation that penalizes law-abiding citizens in an effort to ease the angst of lawbreakers?

    Our kind, apparently.

    Come July 1, it will be illegal in Indiana for slower motorists, even those for whom “slow” is the legal speed limit, to drive in the left lane if faster-moving traffic wants to pass.

  • Limit screen time this summer

    Now that school is out and summer break is here, many Perry County youngsters will look to alternate ways to spend their time. “I’m bored!” is a phrase parents and caregivers often hear, especially as the weeks pass.

  • Schools’ summer lunch programs, full-meal deal

    Attention parents, kids and caregivers: starting next week, local schools will kick off summer meal programs. 

    The closing days of the school year are always an exciting time for kids as they prepare for summer fun. But for many, the break can be hectic as it also comes with a lot of activities, running from here to there and leaving little time to prepare home-cooked meals.

  • Take time to observe the spirit of Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is approaching and we hope Perry Countians will commit a portion of the upcoming long weekend to recalling the heroism of the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

    Unfortunately, Memorial Day risks being crowded out by so many other activities: graduations, vacations, even auto racing. We know the first summer holiday is a busy time for everyone, but we encourage individuals and families to honor fallen and living veterans.

  • Our View: Let’s get safer routes so more can ride bicycles to work

    This Thursday, May 14, is National Ride Your Bicycle to Work Day. We know several people who work in Tell City who occasionally ride their bikes to work, including three who work at the Perry County News – with one of them living more than six miles from the office.

    The advantages of riding a bicycle to work instead of driving include getting more exercise, saving money on gasoline, reducing wear and tear on cars – for which short trips are hardest, and reducing pollution.

  • Plan to help ‘stamp’ out hunger Saturday

    This Saturday, the National Association of Letter Carriers and partnering organizations will sponsor the 23rd-annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.

    We’re proud that in Perry County, the Tell City post office will again be among offices in more than 10,000 U.S. cities taking part.

    This means our city and rural letter carriers will not only deliver our U.S. mail and packages Saturday, but they will also pick up donations of nonperishable goods we’ve (hopefully) left at our mailboxes.

  • Perry County’s pride: A strong local hospital, great schools

    Quality of life is a phrase most of our readers have read several times in regards to our community. Quality of life refers to how we perceive our community and how likely we are to be happy living or working here – or how likely we are to make Perry County a new home.