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Today's Opinions

  • Sentences don’t always match the crime

    This is in response to the article, “Tell City man will serve 15 years for child battery,” April 10 issue about the man sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of community corrections and probation for battering a 4-month-old to the point of permanent brain damage.

    I’m no angel, I’ll admit I made a bad mistake and I’m serving time for it. I got arrested for meth related charges and I’m doing 24 years.

  • Annexation finances simply don't add up

    I was looking through the paperwork sent to me by the City of Tell City and could not help but notice that next year (2015) for Street, Trash and Police Services, Tell City will spend $235,900 to provide these services to the proposed annexed region, but will take in $130,400 in property taxes and $26,700 in trash fees.

    Where is the additional $96,800 going to come from to pay for these services in the proposed annex area? Look in your pocket current Tell City residents for the answer.

  • Assessor: Do what’s right for community

    We are as baffled as Randy Cole said he is that he’s having to fight to get a tax exemption for the former Tell City Junior High School.

    As we reported April 28, Cole appeared before the county council four days earlier to seek their support. There was nothing they could do for him, they said.

  • LETTER - 4-H program benefits from pork-chop dinner, auction

    The first of what organizers hope will be an annual Perry County 4-H Council Pork Chop and Auction Fundraiser April 5 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds was a huge success.

    The Perry County 4-H Council would like to thank the following businesses and monetary donors for their support:

  • LETTER - Community made TC schools’ career fair a success

    On April 11, Tell City Junior-Senior High School students in grades 7-12 were given the opportunity to participate in a career fair. Students each spent an hour engaging with local business leaders, gaining valuable knowledge on education, training and employment opportunities in various career pathways.

    We would like to express our appreciation to the following businesses for making the career fair a success for our students:

  • LETTER - Perry County habitat for eagles should be protected

    I would just like to submit my findings in regard to the Eagles Bluff article in the Perry County News April 14.

  • LETTER - DAR members appreciate help with dedication event

    On April 5, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a dedication ceremony for Pvt. Jacob Kepler, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in Perry County.

    The ceremony took place at the Rome Methodist Church with a reception following at the Old Rome Courthouse.

    There were nine chapters from the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution in attendance. Also helping with the ceremony were members of Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142.

  • COLUMN - Generation Gap: Debbie Schraner

    By MACKENZIE FULTON
    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 Mackenzie Fulton, who profiles her grandmother, Debbie Schraner.

    After several weeks of debating on who I should interview, I chose my grandma, Debbie Schraner.