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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Cheers for SMV signs

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    There was no collision and I wouldn’t even label it a close call but a driver in a bit of a hurry had to slow quickly in front of me last week as he rounded a curve on a state road. In front of him was a large grain cart, being pulled by a tractor. Obviously, the tractor was traveling a lot slower than the vehicles it was sharing the roadway with.

  • EDITORIAL: Businesses shouldn’t try to mislead the public

    Adlai Stevenson said in the 1950s that politicians should “talk sense to the people.” But neither they nor businesses are doing that yet, and it’s hard to tell which group is copying the other.

    Both try to mislead the people as they try to sell a product. The politicians are selling themselves, though, and people can at least see that the size of the politician has not changed, though he may mislead the people about his or his opponent’s position on issues.

  • LETTER: Big Brothers-Big Sisters rely on UW support

    We are so thankful to have been awarded $7,500 from the United Way of Perry County to support the growth of our mentoring programs in Perry County in 2014.

    I hear from the schools all the time that more kids need mentors, but we did not have the funding to support the need.

    Thank you to every individual and business that supported the United Way campaign – you are now our partner giving more children a caring adult in their life.

  • LETTER: United Way helps Perry Central students

    Perry Central Family Outreach is proud to be one of the many community agencies to receive funds from the United Way of Perry County.  

    We are grateful to have benefited too from the United Way Stuff the Bus collection of school supplies which helps stock our school-supply bank for needy students.

    Thanks to the generous donations to the United Way by area residents and businesses, Family Outreach has been able to bring family programming to the people of Perry County.

  • LETTER: Bell ringers needed for ‘God’s army’

    Dear friends, I am once again in need of your help. I am the kettle coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and I am in need of volunteer bell ringers.

  • COLUMN: Generations: Chuck Poehlein

    By LUCAS KLEEMAN
    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 or two generations older than students.

    Today’s column is by Lucas Kleeman, who profiles the life of Chuck Poehlein.

  • COLUMN: It’s Courcier Hill

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I think I made four calls last month trying to track down the correct spelling of the steep hill between Mount Pleasant and Magnet. I was working up a report on a motorcycle accident on what most people in the area, as well as first responders in the county, call Kusher Hill.

  • EDITORIAL: Can we get a do-over on campaign finance?

    Every election, we watch our congressional representatives make the rounds of community halls and barbecues, shaking hands and passing the hat for their election efforts. Then we watch the campaign finance reports flow in listing hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars in donations, with lavish gifts from lawyers, investment firms, energy industrialists and political-action committees.