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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Congress refuses to address vital issues

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress

    With the elections over, Congress faces a full plate of tough issues when it reconvenes. There will be a lot of talk about fiscal matters, “grand bargains,” and sorting out party caucuses. But there’s one vitally important question we’re certain to hear nothing about.

  • EDITORIAL: Unifying county will help us move forward

    As noted in a story printed in the Nov. 15 issue of the Perry County News, the Perry County commissioners voted and accepted a new logo to represent all of the county.

    The picture – that of a sun rising over a hilly landscape with the words “Perry County Indiana” and “life is better” – is a part of a joint effort by three county entities to market the county as a whole.

  • LETTER: Cemetery thieves a disgrace

    I am in agreement with a recent letter I saw in The Perry County News dated Oct. 29, 2012.

    I went to visit my mother’s gravesite at St. Mary’s Cemetery and was shocked to see that someone stole the beautiful saddle with fall flowers and flowers in vase that my sister, my stepfather and I had placed there the week before.

    You are not only robbing from the deceased, but also robbing from family and friends of the peace and joy they receive by visiting and placing items of love.

  • LETTER: Support helps hospital auxiliary’s holiday bazaar succeed

    We want to thank everyone who supported our recently held Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar by buying baked goods and craft items, making gift-shop purchases or bidding on our silent-auction items, or by just enjoying our turkey-and-dressing luncheon. Also, a special thanks to all the auxiliary members who worked that day, prepared baked items or made something for our craft sale. It takes a lot of members, help from the hospital and the kitchen staff, and the community members who attended to make this a successful event every year.

  • LETTER: Thanks for help with the book-signing event

    In regard to my recent book signing at the Tell City Branch of the Perry County Public Library, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Perry County News for the wonderful press releases that were printed in two editions of the newspaper announcing the event.

  • LETTER: Cannelton’s old-time fashion show a hit

    We congratulate the winners of the Old Time Fashion Show held Oct. 13 at the Covered Wagon during the Cannelton Heritage Fest.

    They are as follows: Jackson Joyal, 3-year-old son of Jermie and Lena Joyal of Cannelton, in the boys’ division; Kylie Anastasiades, 5-year-old daughter of Matt and Margaret Anastasiades of Cannelton, in the girls’ division; Sue Berry of Henderson, Ky., and her faithful friend, Jackson, in the women’s division, and Ken Gilkey of Newburgh in the men’s division.

  • COLUMN: Interstate Paranormal Investigations donates to county’s Little Warriors

    By BRUCE COLLINS
    Guest Columnist

    My name is Bruce Collins and I am the founder of Interstate Paranormal Investigations, otherwise known as IPI. I am writing to let you know how extremely proud I am of every single member of IPI as we have just completed a two-week fundraiser for a local grass roots organization known as the Perry County Little Warriors, which was established to assist five children from Perry County who are battling different types of childhood cancer and other chronic diseases.

  • COLUMN: Tell City plan isn’t practical

    By DON SWANEY
    Guest Columnist

    A Nov. 5, 2012 News article tells us the mayor and city council have grand plans to improve Tell City. We certainly need improvements. Paying outside experts for advice that our city management should be providing seems wasteful.

    We elect these people to run the city, but they can't make decisions without “expert advice.” Seems a little redundant to me.

    Let’s analyze the professional recommendations: