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Today's Opinions

  • ‘Sell by’ dates on food could soon see needed change

    How much food gets tossed into waste baskets at home? Is it spoiled or do you just think it is?

    The two largest trade groups in the grocery industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, have announced new standards of labeling grocery products. The decision could eliminate some of the confusion surrounding “sell by” or “best by” dates.

  • Staying informed is easier than you think

    Subscribing to a local news source like the Perry County News is still one of the best ways to stay in touch with what’s happening in the community. Now, more than ever, it’s important for Perry Countians to know what is going on.

    We were surprised to hear Tell City residents say last week they had no knowledge of recent water and sewage rate increases. The News offered extensive coverage on the topic over the last several months, and even included charts of prospective fee hikes. There were also  legal postings printed in the paper.

  • ‘La La Land’ likely to dance away with Oscar gold

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

     

    The Oscars will be announced Sunday, Feb. 26, so you know what that means: it’s time for me to get a bunch of predictions wrong about the winners. Seriously, I’m getting worse and worse at picking the winners, so this year, I will not label them as “predictions,” but rather as “guesses.”

    That way, it makes me feel a little better when I’m wrong. Getting the guesses right has never been the point of this yearly article, anyway.

  • Offenses by incarcerated individuals examined at Statehouse

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Keeping criminals off our streets, and continuing to make Indiana a safer place to live, work, and raise our families is a top priority for me in the state Senate.

    This session, I have authored several law enforcement bills which are at various stages in the legislative process.

    One of these bills, Senate Bill 405, deals with individuals who are already incarcerated.

  • Language and democracy in the Trump era

    In a recent column in the News (Jan. 19), Hoosier statesman and former U.S. congressman Lee Hamilton addressed a problem that, while it did not begin with Donald Trump’s election, has certainly become more pronounced in its wake.

  • Hoosiers and epilepsy

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Over the past few sessions, I have fought to give more options to parents who have children with severe epilepsy. I co-authored legislation this year that aims to help parents who are desperate to find effective treatment for their son or daughter’s medical condition.

    The bill, which recently passed out of the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code, would give Hoosiers the ability to obtain cannabidiol oil for medical purposes without fear of prosecution.

  • TCHS Renaissance class says thanks

    Tell City High School’s Renaissance class would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for contributing to our spaghetti dinner and silent auction.

    Without these people, we would have not been able to have the success we did.

    We were able to raise money to help carry out our recognition programs such as our Academic Pep Rally. 

    First, we would like to give a special thanks to Ryan Werner and the Post for catering our event.

  • Activism is a good thing

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Over the past tumultuous year,  there have been plenty of opportunities for people to take a stance on local issues ... to voice their support of or opposition to various viewpoints when it comes to local, state or national debates:

    Here’s a short local list of examples:

    • Perry County adopts a public-safety tax, increasing income taxes to help pay for fire, EMS and police and increase courthouse security.