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Today's Opinions

  • Drivers ignore law at SR 66 intersection

    I have seen this happen often lately to other people and I have almost been hit there more than once.

    When you are coming out of Wal-Mart and turning right toward Tell City on Indiana 66 on a green light, you have the right-of-way.

    The person who is turning left across the intersection by Subway toward Tell City does not have right-of-way.  

    Since I see this often I went to the Tell City Police Station to find out for sure.  I was met there by a most unfriendly officer who did take the time to tell me that I was right.

  • Young professionals group forming

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Do you consider yourself a young – or a young-at-heart – man or woman interested in networking with others about your community? Are you looking for ways to get involved in local issues, carry out service projects and have fun in the process? Then a  currently forming group of young professionals is just for you.

  • Farmers markets growing; you’re invited to learn more

    An April 14 meeting at the Tell City Depot will share details of Perry County’s upcoming farmers market. We hope the turnout is large since the popularity of local markets in general and Perry County’s in particular is – pardon the pun – growing.

    If you didn’t make it to last year’s market, held at the Depot each Wednesday and Saturday, you missed out on a great selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables. Crowds were large, vendors made money and the community found a regular supply of nutritious food.

  • COLUMN: Annexation will help Tell City grow, prosper

    MARLOW SMETHURST
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    I am the chairman of the Tell City Annexation Committee. I attended the annexation public hearing March 3. I did not speak at the meeting as I wanted any affected property owner to have time to speak.

    The annexation committee decided that it would be best for the city to have one large annexation instead of several smaller annexations. An annexation process is very expensive for a city or town to complete, so the committee decided to do one and save money.

  • Reliving the automotive age of days gone by

    Richard Hedrick
    By the Side
    of the Road

    During recent trips to St. Louis and Atlanta, I found myself ruminating about the changes that have taken place in the field of vehicular conveyance in the past 60 years or so.

    I usually try to catch a few winks on these long forays, but the corrugated strip running along the sides of today’s four lane highways provides an instant warning of any ill-advised trajectory.

    A half century ago, people behind the wheel would fall asleep and, if they were lucky, wake up in the hospital. 

  • Illegal dumping, litterbugs deserve public’s disgust

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I found an empty fast-food bag lying alongside the county road leading to the farm a couple of weeks ago. I pulled over and picked it up. There was nothing inside but I’m sure the empty wrappers and the curly-fries container were lying nearby or further down the road.

    Other than the stray beer can, there isn’t much littering on the county road. I guess the litterbug traveling by was just too busy to find a trash can the next time he or she stopped for gas or made it home.

  • A critical health-care program in rural America

    Rural hospitals are the front line of care for millions of Americans who can’t travel to big cities for medical treatment. Most are small, less than 25 beds, and many struggle to keep their doors open in the face of rising costs. A little-known prescription drug program called 340B helps these providers stay in business—and extend vital services to needy patients.

    More than 20 years ago, Congress created the 340B drug discount program with bipartisan support to help hospitals serving high numbers of economically vulnerable people.

  • Drama students did great job

    Kudos to the Tell City High School Drama Club for putting on an excellent play two weekends ago, “God’s Favorite.” 

    It is unfortunate that we have not had a Schweizer Fest play in several years. The high school has made an admirable effort to return this element of culture to our community.

    Jim Alexander
    Tell City