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Today's Opinions

  • Wastewater rate changes will be more fair

    New wastewater rate changes adopted by the Tell City Common Council last week will be more fair overall and should help those who live alone, which would include mainly elderly people on fixed incomes.

    But the system still has a bug or two that needs to be worked out.

    The previous rates charged the same minimum fee to anyone who used 3,000 gallons of water or less in a month, whether they used 1,800 or 2,999.

  • Some pipers carry bad news

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A friend of mine was quite the vision to see on Fat Tuesday, with a red, green and gold checkered suit to go with her naturally red hair. She wore a black top hat and had Mardi Gras beads swinging around her neck.  I told her she looked like the Pied Piper.

    Who? she asked.

  • Renaissance class thanks for support

    On Friday, Feb. 16, the Renaissance Leadership Class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School hosted its annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction.

  • Junior Achievement had many helpers

    Junior Achievement of Perry County would like to thank our 2016-17 sponsors. Their support allowed us to promote financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs.

  • Let’s keep fear out of schools

    This editorial first appeared in the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star.

     

    The grief and shock from last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., is shared in the collective American conscience. The feelings of sadness, disbelief, helplessness, even rage, are more than any human being should ever have to endure.

  • Seed starting basics for spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I have my orders placed for onion sets and seed potatoes along with some of my favorite summer crops that will be directly seeded in the garden once the temperatures really warm. I can barely stand the wait!

    I have just seeded out several trays of early season vegetables that like a cool start to the season.  Kale, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are just beginning to push through the light potting mix.

  • Love is in the air and skunks are on the move

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    It is that time of year again, and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering in the pasture this past week; and I got an Instagram video from my niece as she was clearly backing away from a lumbering black and white rodent down by the river!

  • Treating opioid addiction responsibly

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As our state faces an increasing drug epidemic that is nearing crisis levels, we must take action. We must combat drug abuse on all fronts, including prevention, treatment, and enforcement. However, we must do so responsibly.