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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Generations: Chuck Poehlein

    By LUCAS KLEEMAN
    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 Lucas Kleeman, who profiles the life of Chuck Poehlein.

  • COLUMN: It’s Courcier Hill

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I think I made four calls last month trying to track down the correct spelling of the steep hill between Mount Pleasant and Magnet. I was working up a report on a motorcycle accident on what most people in the area, as well as first responders in the county, call Kusher Hill.

  • EDITORIAL: Can we get a do-over on campaign finance?

    Every election, we watch our congressional representatives make the rounds of community halls and barbecues, shaking hands and passing the hat for their election efforts. Then we watch the campaign finance reports flow in listing hundreds of thousands, even millions of dollars in donations, with lavish gifts from lawyers, investment firms, energy industrialists and political-action committees.

  • COLUMN: Turning October pink

    By RON BACON
    Guest Columnist

    The statistics are staggering. In the United States alone, it is estimated that one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Across the country, the month of October has become a symbol of hope and a time to take special pause to raise awareness and make a difference. This is a job that extends beyond the weeks of October however; it is one that will not be done until we see a decreasing number of sufferers and increasing number of survivors.

  • COLUMN: Veterans’ welfare continues to be top priority for me

    By RICHARD YOUNG
    State Senator

    All too often, our servicemen and women face economic, educational and medical challenges upon returning home that make it difficult to make use of their unique skills, training and leadership qualities. As a member of the Commission on Military and Veterans Affairs, we have been striving to recognize these challenges and ensure no Hoosier veteran is left behind.

  • LETTER: TC cheerleaders thanks community

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School cheerleaders would like to thank the following for their great support with donations during our annual golf scramble at the Hoosier Heights Country Club.

    We could not have a successful program without the help from great people and businesses like you.

  • LETTER: Writing workshop a big hit despite rain

    Despite a real gullywash rainstorm, the memoir-writing workshop held Oct. 5 at the Perry County Public Library in Tell City was a real success.

    Through insightful and bubbly Nancy Jackson, staff member at the library, opportunities were created to reach family historians and others. It’s great to inject our community with input and viewpoints from a wide range of folks — way to go, Nancy. Thanks also to our library director, John Mundy and all others at the library.

  • LETTER: Rome’s volunteer firefighters thankful

    The Rome Volunteer Fire Dept. would like to take the time to personally thank each and every member of the community who so generously gave their time or made a donation, or who came out and enjoyed the day with us.

    We would also like to give a big “Thank You” to Jim Krutz for the wagon rides and The Country Sunshine Band with Darrel Toomey for the entertainment.

    Without each and every one of you our annual hog roast would not have been a success.