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Today's Opinions

  • Despite potential flaws, red-light camera might be needed at city intersection

    That the use of red-light cameras can be abused has been well documented, especially in Chicago, which has more such cameras than any other city in the country.

    For that reason we have editorialized against the use of such cameras in the past. But if drivers don’t stop running red lights at one of Tell City’s busiest intersections, we will have to recommend that the city look into installing a camera there.

  • America needs tax reform

    U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

    Guest Columnist

     

    Americans got a three day reprieve when this year’s deadline for filing taxes was moved to April 18. But taxpayers received no reprieve from dealing with a burdensome, outdated tax system.

  • Second full-time ambulance crew needed

    I am writing to show my support for a second full time ambulance to be placed at the north station. When the construction of this building was in the planning stage, the people in the vicinity were told that an ambulance would be housed there as an incentive to give their approval of the project.

    Now that the Public Safety Tax has been levied on the wage earners of Perry County, we need to see movement on getting this ambulance. It would benefit the entire county, not just the northern part.

  • Resolve to mow high for a healthy lawn

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much. I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • K of C Tootsie Roll Drive a success

    The Tell City Knights of Columbus, Council 1172, would like to thank the entire community for the support of our annual Tootsie Roll dive held April 8-9. The many volunteers from the County 1172 are proud to announce we were successful in collecting donations of approximately $4,500. These donations will be contributed equally to the schools and programs for the mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • Supporters made events reality

    The Tell City Junior Senior High School Renaissance Leadership Class would like to thank the public for attending and supporting our annual yard sale, which was held March 12.

    The proceeds will be used to help fund the Renaissance Leadership Class, which supports academics and community involvement. Two events include the 9th Annual Lip Sync held Friday, April 15, and the Academic Pep Rally to be held Friday, May 13. Funds from the ticket sales will be used for t-shirts and prizes for the students.

  • Lack of small community funding sign of imbalance

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    The backdrop of Indiana’s farming base conjures images of young children overcoming meager beginnings who go on to achieve big dreams. Alternatively, small towns in southern Indiana face similar uphill battles that are stymied by the over-enduring hand from top lawmakers who haven’t necessarily promoted growth in our area.

  • Use public safety tax to improve ambulance service in our county

    As of Jan. 1 of this year, the wage earners of Perry County began paying a 0.25 percent tax assessed on their incomes. The Perry County Council voted last year by a 6-0 vote to approve this Public Safety Tax. Based on a salary of $25,000, the tax would amount to about $62, annually. One estimate was that this new levy would generate approximately $405,000. I have heard even higher figures.