Today's Opinions

  • United Way supports backpack food program

    During the 2012-13 school year, St. Paul Ministry of Charity aided many children by supporting the Perry County Weekend Food Backpack Program in our county. This program supplies food over the weekend for children who come from homes where food is not always available to them. Nearly 3,400 weekend backpacks were distributed to 110 students from the three county schools last year.

  • Catholic Charities depends on United Way

    Catholic Charities continues to help the poor and vulnerable in our area by creating hope and providing help for those in need. We have several programs in place to help those requesting our services:

  • Many hands in community made Semper Five 5K, Marine Tough 10K successful

    On behalf of the Perry County Museum and the Perry County Marine Corps., I would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the Semper Five 5K and the Marine Tough 10K:

  • Christmas in the Park, TC Christmas parade Saturday

    TELL CITY – Tell City’s annual Christmas parade is set for 4 p.m. Saturday and will be preceded by Christmas in the Park events in City Hall Park from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Activities in City Hall Park will include visits with Santa, cookies, caroling and a chili cook-off.

    Lineup for the parade will begin at 3 p.m. in the Tell City High School parking lot off of Tell Street.The parade will follow its traditional route along Tell and Main streets. For more information, call Brian Melton at 549-5144 or the visitors bureau at 547-7933.

  • United Way of Perry County’s Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3 helped nonprofit organizations

    United Way of Perry County would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth, youth-group leaders and various businesses and agencies of the community for taking part in this year’s successful Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3.

    Youth groups joined forces to paint, wash windows, rake, clean, weed, clean landscaping, construct the new Born Learning Trail and clear trails at designated locations across the county. The free labor provided by our volunteers saved our local nonprofit organizations many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time.   

  • Bigotry, intolerance don’t need protection

    After reading Tim Kloeppel’s column on same sex marriage (Monday’s News), I was somewhat amused, but I also felt a great sadness. Mr. Kloeppel uses the analogy “Try to force the positive ends of two batteries together and let me know how successful you are at making them stick.”

    I found this analogy to be somewhat amusing. I assure you that I can take the positive end (anode) of one battery, touch it to the negative end (cathode) of another battery and they will not “stick” either.

  • Group serving the survivors of suicide

    There are many that are still struggling, even a year after the loss of a loved one or friend.

    They are still searching for answers and wanting to know. Some even feel they’re to blame or they should have been there. Depression is the most common reason for suicide, along with issues in life such as divorce, loss of jobs, the way people treat others, and a break-up of a relationship.

  • Generation Gap: Raymond Mendoza


    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 Corrie Kimbril, who profiles her grandfather, Raymond Mendoza.