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Today's Opinions

  • Cheers for St. Blaise

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Today is the feast of St. Blaise and I suspect many Perry Countians had their throats blessed at church this past weekend. I planned to attend church so hopefully I was among the faithful lining up to have a pair of candles placed under my double chin while a priest offered a simple prayer.

  • Tax burden must be fair

    Local government leaders are anxiously watching the Indiana Legislature as it tinkers with yet another form of taxation this session.

    When word first started filtering out that eliminating a major source of income to cities and towns, the business personal property tax, was high on Gov. Mike Pence’s list, local government leaders became nervous. In a story published last Monday, we reported that the loss of revenue for Tell City alone could exceed $450,000.

  • Sen. Young: Propane shortage demands action

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, more than 7 percent of Indiana households use liquefied petroleum gases, LPG or propane, to heat their home. In southern Indiana, the vast majority of homes and businesses use propane, especially in rural areas.

    This winter has been exceptionally cold, highlighting the importance of keeping the flow of propane uninterrupted.

  • Our community filled with ‘Holiday Helpers’

    The United Way of Perry County would like to thank all the members of our community who helped make Christmas brighter for over 560 children through the Holiday Helpers United Christmas Assistance program. It was truly a community wide effort.

  • Donations support breast-cancer fight

    During October 2013, many businesses on Main Street in Tell City collected money for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    The idea of collecting money to benefit breast-cancer patients was proposed by Skinsations. Several businesses collected money during the entire month of October. Some businesses used the money to purchase an assortment of wigs and hats, while others collected the money so wigs, hats and other items could be purchased for local cancer and chemotherapy patients. What an awesome act of kindness!

  • Thanks for making Silvesternacht a success

    On behalf of the members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the numerous partners who assisted us in the second annual Silversternacht celebration on New Year’s Eve.

    This year’s event resulted in even larger crowds who were able to take part in the memorable activities of the evening thanks to the cooperative spirit from local businesses, organizations and school corporations.

  • Generation gap: Gene Lyons

    WHITAKER LYONS
    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 Whitaker Lyons, who profiles her grandfather, Gene Lyons.

  • Staring at old(er) age

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    I was able to put food in my mouth and drive myself around but anyone paying close attention to me last week may have diagnosed me with some neurological disease. Or perhaps judged me a bit tipsy.

    I climbed and descended stairs with trepidation, misjudged distances slightly when opening doors and stared at my computer screen and the newspaper with my head tilted at odd angles.

    Blame the bifocals I began wearing Monday.