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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN - Generation Gap: My great-grandfather, Bill Lain

    By Davin Lawrence
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one, two or three generations older than students. Today’s column is by Davin Lawrence, who profiles his great-grandfather, Bill Lain. Today’s column concludes the series.

  • COLUMN - Tell City will not incur a deficit over annexation

    Barbara Ewing
    Tell City Mayor

    Annexation for Tell City was the No. 1 goal established by the citizens of the Tell City community who participated in the development of the Tell City Comprehensive Plan, as adopted in October 2012.   

    From that point and moving forward, the Tell City administration has listened to the goals of its citizens and worked toward the growth and development of the Tell City community by the adoption of the annexation ordinance in April 2014.

  • Rome Community Center, Methodist Church say thanks for helping Dogwood succeed

    The Rome Community Center and the Rome Methodist Church want to thank so many people for the wonderful day we had here during the Dogwood Festival in April.  The weather was beautiful and that allowed everyone to enjoy the day.

  • Foundation congratulates 2014 graduates

    The Perry County Community Foundation wishes to congratulate all graduating seniors and their families. We share in their excitement as they begin a new journey in their lives.

    Thanks to the generosity of community members, we were pleased this year that we were able to award 38 scholarships in the amount of $33,850 to Perry County students. Generous donors who care about the community created scholarship funds that assist students in their educational endeavors.

  • Where’s justice, victim of theft asks

    In December of 2012, the week after Christmas, my house was broken into while  my family was out of town visiting relatives.

    Several items worth about $2,500 were stolen, my back door was kicked in  and my house was trashed.  At  least one of the offenders was caught at a local store  selling items that had been stolen.  I wrote a letter to the editor then, expressing my feelings about the store’s policy toward returning stolen items.

  • Indiana’s elderly, how are they doing?

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Hoosier seniors are one of the fastest growing groups of people in need, and more and more people are reaching retirement age every year.

    According to the Indiana Business Research Center, the number of Hoosier seniors is projected to increase by 70 percent from 2010 to 2050, eclipsing by double digits any other age group. Reports by the Kaiser Family Foundation paint an alarming picture for the status of Hoosier seniors, with 13 percent currently living below the poverty threshold.

  • Baccalaureate service will grow over time

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    The crowd was small but the message was inspiring Thursday evening as the community sponsored a baccalaureate service for graduating seniors at Tell City High School.

    The baccalaureate service derives from a centuries-old custom of presenting the candidates’ bachelor’s degree  or “bacca” with laurels or “lauri.” Thus the name.

  • Honoring our most recently fallen heroes

    Since the American Civil War brought the full horror of warfare to American shores, the United States has observed a day late in May as a time of remembrance and reflection for our nation’s war dead. Since then, too many more have joined the hundreds of thousands from that 19th century calamity.