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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: United Way is a great partner to William Tell

    At William Tell Elementary, we recognize the value of celebrating our school community, with a focus on family activities and community outreach. Thanks to support from United Way of Perry County and Title 1, we are able to employ a family outreach coordinator who is responsible for community outreach, such as the following:

    Volunteer community readers are community members who read a book each month to a class of students and revisit that same class each month in order to establish a relationship with the students.

  • Hoch: I have the experience to be prosecutor

    Editor’s Note: Thursday was the last issue for letters to the editor of a political nature. In keeping with past practice, however, candidates are allowed to respond directly to previous letters. The News agreed to publish this letter from Jason Hoch, candidate for prosecutor, in response to Thursday’s letter from Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo.

  • COLUMN: Heritage of the Marching Marksmen continues

    By LUKE THOMAS
    Guest Columnist

    Three-time Indiana State School Music Association state finalist; 16-time ISSMA state finalist across two different classes; Bands of America Terra Haute Class A champion; Bands of America Grand Nationals finalist, with a fifth-place finish. The Tell City Marching Marksmen continued their heritage with a great conclusion to the 2014 season.

  • COLUMN: Happy 200th birthday!

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Congratulations, Perry County on 200 great years. The News’ Monday edition prints Saturday mornings so this is written before most of the weekend celebration of Perry County’s bicentennial gets underway. As of Friday morning, a 200-mile relay race was underway and preparations were being made for Saturday’s celebration at the Schergens Center.

    I hope Saturday afternoon’s crowd was large. Keep an eye on Thursday’s edition for coverage.

  • EDITORIAL: Your vote is your voice - Don’t give it away

    Will you vote in tomorrow’s election?

    Many of us will. In fact, well over 1,000 people have already cast ballots in early voting.

    Others of us will turn out tomorrow to choose from the men and women who want to represent us in a several important posts, including county sheriff, prosecutor, auditor, clerk, coroner, state senator and state representative and Congress.

    Those are important positions as they impact the direction of local, state and federal government.

  • LETTER: Coyle’s family speaks out on campaign, election

    I am engaged to Chris Coyle and I wanted to take a moment to speak to you about my family and his campaign.

    I knew that when Chris decided to run for office, it was not an individual decision, but a family one. It was not a decision we made lightly. I am not originally from Perry County. I relocated my family here because of all that Perry County has to offer. A large part of that was the school system.

  • An open letter to Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo on the pending grand jury

    I have learned through various contacts that the current Perry County Prosecutor announced that he would convene a panel forming a grand jury to examine whether “Sheriff Lee Chestnut or any of his subordinates should be indicted for criminal misconduct in connection with the death of the young woman” identified as Whitney N. Turner.

  • LETTER: Thank you for voting Tuesday

    I’m running for a seat on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. My focus as a school board member is creating an environment where every child has the opportunity to get a quality education.

    This requires small classes, rich curriculum, diverse electives, and advanced placement, career-technical, and vocational courses. Fiscal responsibility is paramount to ensure each dollar is wisely spent to benefit the students first.