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Today's Opinions

  • Reducing infant mortality

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Protecting and supporting our state’s most vulnerable citizens is always a top priority for lawmakers. During the 2015 legislative session, the General Assembly approved legislation that takes an important step to combat infant mortality in our state.

    Recently, the governor signed House Enrolled Act 1004 into law, which creates the Safety PIN (Protecting Indiana’s Newborns) grant program that will be administered by the Indiana State Department of Health.

  • Reflections on my trip to the nation’s capital

    MEDORA ALLEN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Editor’s note: Tell City Junior-Senior High School eighth-graders recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The News asked students to reflect on the experience and will publish two student essays. The third and last appears today. 

     

    At first I did not think I wanted to go to Washington, D.C., with the Tell City Junior-Senior High School eighth grade class. I thought that it would be boring and that some of my friends would get on my nerves.

  • Nepal earthquake victims need help, prayers

    My heart goes out to the people of Nepal. With much sorrow, there is still God who loves everyone. We do not always understand why tragedies like this happen but as a believer in Jesus Christ there will always be the assurance that God is near and we are able to talk with him and have a relationship with the living God.

    Jesus promised the  “Spirit of truth” which abides in the hearts of Christians. As Christians we should love one another and show a true act of love toward all people on this earth.

  • City needs to enforce its noise ordinance

    Approximately 30 years ago, the common council in Tell City passed a noise ordinance, No. 544.

    As far as I know, it has never been enforced with any warnings or fines. Why?

    The ordinance covers motor vehicles, trucks, mufflers, “music” boom boxes, etc. Noise level limit can be measured on a distance of not less than 15 feet from the noise source. 

    When it can be heard more than half a mile away, I would say that’s a violation.

    Our streets were not intended for hot rodding, drag racing or excessive noise.

  • Thank you, food drive supporters

    To all letter carriers who collected food and other items for the food pantries, we extend a big thank you.

    Also to the people who were so kind as to donate food and other items for distribution to area food pantries, we are very thankful. All donations are given to the less fortunate families in our area. Thanks again to all who gave to this great project.

     

    MARLENE OSER

    Co-manager, Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry

  • Is it time for the entrepreneur in you to step forward?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Several weeks ago, at the annual meeting of Leadership Perry County, Tom McCart said something worth writing about. He talked about the need for the community to generate more entrepreneurs to create new businesses and to guide existing ones forward.

  • Our View: Slowpokes get raw deal in new Indiana driving law

    What kind of lawmakers pass legislation that penalizes law-abiding citizens in an effort to ease the angst of lawbreakers?

    Our kind, apparently.

    Come July 1, it will be illegal in Indiana for slower motorists, even those for whom “slow” is the legal speed limit, to drive in the left lane if faster-moving traffic wants to pass.

  • Cannelton Elementary grateful for support

    As yet another busy school year comes to a close, we wanted to take the time to acknowledge the following businesses for their continued support and generosity to Cannelton Elementary staff and students.

    Thank you to Wall’s Drive-Inn, Dairy Queen, Iron Gate Pizza, Tom’s Circle ‘S’, Ponderosa, Tell City Cinemas, Wendy’s and Arby’s.