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Today's Opinions

  • Supporters made events reality

    The Tell City Junior Senior High School Renaissance Leadership Class would like to thank the public for attending and supporting our annual yard sale, which was held March 12.

    The proceeds will be used to help fund the Renaissance Leadership Class, which supports academics and community involvement. Two events include the 9th Annual Lip Sync held Friday, April 15, and the Academic Pep Rally to be held Friday, May 13. Funds from the ticket sales will be used for t-shirts and prizes for the students.

  • Lack of small community funding sign of imbalance

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    The backdrop of Indiana’s farming base conjures images of young children overcoming meager beginnings who go on to achieve big dreams. Alternatively, small towns in southern Indiana face similar uphill battles that are stymied by the over-enduring hand from top lawmakers who haven’t necessarily promoted growth in our area.

  • Use public safety tax to improve ambulance service in our county

    As of Jan. 1 of this year, the wage earners of Perry County began paying a 0.25 percent tax assessed on their incomes. The Perry County Council voted last year by a 6-0 vote to approve this Public Safety Tax. Based on a salary of $25,000, the tax would amount to about $62, annually. One estimate was that this new levy would generate approximately $405,000. I have heard even higher figures.

  • Protecting Hoosier kids

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Child abuse is real and continues to plague our society. It affects children of every age, gender, race and income level. As a community, it’s our responsibility to help every child reach their full potential.

    This issue has always been a passion of mine. Prior to serving in the State Senate, I was an advocate for the safety of our children as a Family Case Manager with the Department of Children Services and also a trainer for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court at least works

    After the untimely death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Feb. 13, the Supreme Court was thrown into disarray as the number of justices fell from its normal, odd-numbered complement of nine jurists to the problematic, even-numbered current array of eight.

  • Create a pollinator-friendly backyard

    Sara Dzimianski

    Purdue Extension

     

    Pollinators are vital to life on earth. Without butterflies, bees, moths and other pollinators, we would not see the great variety of plant life that exists on this planet. Many of our favorite foods depend on insect pollination. Without pollinators we would not have peaches, pumpkins, or pears.

  • Time to get involved in the bicentennial

    Perry Hammock

    Guest Columnist

     

    With springtime beginning to bloom in Indiana, our Bicentennial year is passing fast. Now is the time for every Hoosier to be involved in marking 200 years of our state’s history and progress. Now is the time to build toward a prosperous future.

    Just as the engine of Indiana is fueled by citizens working to move the state forward, so a successful Bicentennial observance is powered by the efforts of everyday Hoosiers.

  • In making yard, garden decisions, mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials. But which type of mulch suits your needs best?