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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: River Pointe project, including proposed community center, good addition to downtown Tell City

    Cities across the nation are trying to revitalize their downtown areas, and Tell City is no exception. The planned River Pointe project on Seventh Street on the former Tell City Chair Co. property is a big step in that direction.

  • EDITORIAL: School officials should stick to written, not personal policies

    Employees of the Cannelton City Schools Corp. can expect nothing that’s backed by the handshakes or signatures of its leadership, we noted in this space in October 2012.

    They proved that again in denying an incentive bonus to Bridget Bruggeman and other teachers.

  • EDITORIAL - Together we can lessen impact of suicide

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and today begins National Suicide Prevention Week. This year’s theme is “Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.”

    The Perry County News joins others across the nation this week in supporting suicide prevention.

    According to the most recent statistics (2011) released by the Center for Disease Control, Indiana ranks 29th in the country for suicide rates and rankings among all age groups combined; 34th for people 65 and older and 39th for 15- to 24-year-olds.

  • Work share program needed in Indiana

    Work share is a positive option for both companies and their employees in times of economic need. It is a voluntary program that allows employers to maintain skilled and stable workforces during temporary economic downturns. It allows employees to keep their jobs and benefits instead of facing unemployment and further financial uncertainty. And the state wins through a reduction in job losses.

  • School-board vote on vacation-time issue was based on facts

    The matter of the vacation time for administrative assistant Bruce Chinn came up in a May 13, 2014, meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    (Board member) Sherry Flynn passed a note to then Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger which said, “Keep Bruce’s contract as is. Do not approve 107 days in one year’s vacation time. Instead pay him for those days that are on his check stub at his daily rate. If it is on his check stub, we owe him. If it is not, we don’t. In my opinion, this is unreasonable.”

  • Focusing on farmers

    By STATE REP. LLOYD ARNOLD
    District 74

    Agriculture is such a large aspect of Indiana’s communities, history and economy, so each year the General Assembly addresses issues that are brought forth by farmers and those in the industry from across the state.

    I was proud this year to support various efforts dealing with agriculture ranging from the release of animal veterinary records to agricultural seed testing.

  • Community owes Officer Micah Jackson a big thank you

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lots of people volunteer their time to worthwhile causes, but I can’t think of anyone I know who has devoted more of his time than Micah Jackson has to the Cannelton Police Department.

    Jackson has worked as a police reserve patrolman there for close to a decade and has given literally thousands of hours to the city and its residents. He’s also been a proud supporter of law enforcement across the county.

  • United Way deserves our renewed support

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $130,000 for support groups that provide important services in our community. Our combined gifts to United Way will help build our community and make Perry County a better place to live and work.