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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Bonus-hour suggestions

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I try to get up extra early at least a couple of days a week, especially during summer. If you haven’t done that lately, this is the time of the year to set the alarm a couple of hours early, even if just once a week. You’ll be taking advantage of all the extra sunlight Mother Nature blesses us with to get more done.

  • EDITORIAL: Class of 2014: We have one request before you go …

    One of the speakers at the Tell City Junior-Senior High School graduation ceremony this year made a point that made us stop and think for a moment. We can’t recall who said it or the exact words, but the point was this:

    We entered kindergarten in August 2001.

    The events which occurred since then, in particular those of September 2001, have made this a very different world compared to how it looked that first day.

  • COLUMN - Why I still have faith in Congress, despite poll numbers

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But it’s my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation that really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned comments, people make clear their dwindling confidence in both politicians and the institution itself.

  • COLUMN - Generation Gap: My great-grandfather, Bill Lain

    By Davin Lawrence
    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, two or three generations older than students. Today’s column is by Davin Lawrence, who profiles his great-grandfather, Bill Lain. Today’s column concludes the series.

  • COLUMN - Tell City will not incur a deficit over annexation

    Barbara Ewing
    Tell City Mayor

    Annexation for Tell City was the No. 1 goal established by the citizens of the Tell City community who participated in the development of the Tell City Comprehensive Plan, as adopted in October 2012.   

    From that point and moving forward, the Tell City administration has listened to the goals of its citizens and worked toward the growth and development of the Tell City community by the adoption of the annexation ordinance in April 2014.

  • Rome Community Center, Methodist Church say thanks for helping Dogwood succeed

    The Rome Community Center and the Rome Methodist Church want to thank so many people for the wonderful day we had here during the Dogwood Festival in April.  The weather was beautiful and that allowed everyone to enjoy the day.

  • Foundation congratulates 2014 graduates

    The Perry County Community Foundation wishes to congratulate all graduating seniors and their families. We share in their excitement as they begin a new journey in their lives.

    Thanks to the generosity of community members, we were pleased this year that we were able to award 38 scholarships in the amount of $33,850 to Perry County students. Generous donors who care about the community created scholarship funds that assist students in their educational endeavors.

  • Where’s justice, victim of theft asks

    In December of 2012, the week after Christmas, my house was broken into while  my family was out of town visiting relatives.

    Several items worth about $2,500 were stolen, my back door was kicked in  and my house was trashed.  At  least one of the offenders was caught at a local store  selling items that had been stolen.  I wrote a letter to the editor then, expressing my feelings about the store’s policy toward returning stolen items.