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Today's Opinions

  • Indiana is losing too many veterans

    There is a crisis in Indiana and veterans are dying. Something needs to be done. Veterans, reservists and National Guard Hoosiers are an economic-development opportunity and deserve priority status by the state.

    Recently, the Associated Press did a story on this situation. Some legislators’ tempers flared because of advocacy efforts of the Military Veterans Coalition of Indiana. 

    Understandably, coalition veterans are disappointed that halfway of the legislative session, very little is moving to address the needs of veterans.

  • What’s wrong with a dog tax?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I’ve been asked several times over the years about the animal-control issues facing Perry County. I’ve been shy about sharing my personal opinions because I’m not an “animal person.” I don’t have a dog or cat and while I would never abuse or condone the abuse of an animal, I don’t feel strongly about the issue.

  • Boat, RV parking ban makes little sense

    In response to the issue of boats, trailers and RV parking, I wanted to take this opportunity to speak about the possibility of banning  all types of trailers from our city streets. The scope of this letter will be to state my opinion but also offer some insight to my opinion.

    First and foremost, I live in Tell City. I work in the community and pay taxes. I own a home here in town, two vehicles, an RV and a boat. All of  these things require me to pay taxes, fees, etc.

  • Putting Indiana’s communities first

    KATHY DAVIS

    RANDALL T. SHEPARD

    GUEST COLUMNISTS

     

    No one wants to look back and wonder what we could have and should have done to make Indiana a better place. Instead, by taking a forward-looking approach, the Indiana University Public Policy Institute is evaluating what can be done now to help local communities and our state succeed.

  • Renaissance yard sale had many supporters

    The Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Renaissance Class’ annual yard sale Saturday March 7, was a immense success this year.

  • Someone needs to take responsibility for cleaning snow from Cannelton intersection

    I’m writing in an effort to find out who is responsible for clearing snow at the end of Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66 in Cannelton.

    It has not been cleaned at all the last two years. I called the county garage and they took my name and phone number, but no one called.

    I called the mayor’s office and did the same, left a number and no one called back. It’s a shame to see that we can’t get an answer to a very dangerous section of road to get cleaned.

    We almost got hit twice trying just to go to town.

  • An open letter to Councilman Gerald Yackle

    Mr. Yackle, The March 9 issue of Perry County News had a headline article discussing the proposed parking regulation for boats, trailers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles. Your position is the “government should stay out of it.”

    This is a shallow statement for a city councilman to make.

    Are you aware, cities throughout the country enact zoning restrictions specially to prevent these vehicles from parking on city streets and properties for good reasons: to protect the overall appearance of the communities.

  • Calling Bigfoot researchers

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I saw the following story  posted by the Martinsville Reporter-Times on the Hoosier State Press Association’s Information Network last week. Staff writer Scott Roberts interviewed members of a  group preparing to spend a weekend this spring searching the Morgan-Monroe Forest for signs of Bigfoot.