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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER - Perry County habitat for eagles should be protected

    I would just like to submit my findings in regard to the Eagles Bluff article in the Perry County News April 14.

  • LETTER - DAR members appreciate help with dedication event

    On April 5, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a dedication ceremony for Pvt. Jacob Kepler, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in Perry County.

    The ceremony took place at the Rome Methodist Church with a reception following at the Old Rome Courthouse.

    There were nine chapters from the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution in attendance. Also helping with the ceremony were members of Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142.

  • COLUMN - Generation Gap: Debbie Schraner

    By MACKENZIE FULTON
    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 Mackenzie Fulton, who profiles her grandmother, Debbie Schraner.

    After several weeks of debating on who I should interview, I chose my grandma, Debbie Schraner.

  • COLUMN - Be willing to stir things up

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I can vividly remember the first and only letter to the editor I ever penned. I was in seventh grade and decided to point a scolding finger at school officials in Spencer County.

    For whatever reason, Heritage Hills, then less than 10 years old, had a roof in very poor condition that leaked every time it rained. Water poured through the flat roof, staining ceiling tiles and carpet. On rainy days, there were trash cans scattered along the school’s hallways and classrooms.

  • EDITORIAL - Tell City’s annexation efforts exhibit shortcomings

    Few property annexations, especially of the size Tell City has tackled over the past year, are accomplished easily or without considerable debate. That has certainly been the case this spring as the Tell City Common Council debated, sought public input and adopted an ordinance adding 1,776 acres into the community.

    As we reported in Thursday’s issue, a group of landowners opposed to their properties being annexed is in the first stages of filing a remonstrance.

  • Thank you for donating, USW

    The Perry County Council of Agencies food pantry and clothing bank members would like to thank USW No. 1261 for their recent donation.

    Funds are greatly appreciated as there continues to be a need in this area. We are grateful for all donations.

    GEORGANN GOGEL
    Coordinator

  • Reader appreciated agriculture week section of News

    I must take time out from my busy schedule to compliment you on your fine Perry County News newspaper. I especially enjoy reading about the folks I learned to know during my almost 25 years of teaching in Perry County at Perry Central schools.

  • With facts out, time has come to act on Keystone XL

    ROBERT L. BRADLEY JR.
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Recent events in Crimea give President Obama  yet another reason to approve Keystone XL. Russia’s military incursion highlights the need for improved transportation of oil and natural gas from North America for energy-market stability.

    Immediately after Putin’s forces entered the Crimean Peninsula, the price of crude oil jumped to a sustained six-month high of nearly $105 a barrel. Every dollar increase adds cents-per-gallon at the pump and to heating-oil bills.