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Today's Opinions

  • COLUMN: Let me introduce you to American Profile Magazine

    By DAVE ELDRIDGE, Publisher

    The first week in March will mark a special event for our readers.

    American Profile, a full-color national magazine with regionalized editorial content that celebrates the people, places and things that make America great, will debut in The Perry County News March 5 as an insert in the newspaper.

  • EDITORIAL: Planning and zoning shouldn’t be a second-rate county service

    The lead headline in Thursday’s News proclaimed Perry County’s planning and zoning department to be in crisis. That wasn’t journalistic exaggeration. The resignation of Planning and Zoning Director Jim Gogel and the lack of funding that reduced the only employee to part-time status doesn’t bode well. It also doesn’t sit well with us because we believe planning and zoning should be a focus of county government, not an afterthought.

  • COLUMN: Sunday’s Academy Awards might bring surprises

    By ERIC HARRIS, Film Reviewer

    The Academy Awards are this Sunday so it’s time for me to weigh in once again with my thoughts, predictions and personal picks for the ceremony.

    In general, I’m not too upset with the nominees this year. Sure, there are plenty of snubs I could (and will) comment on, but the Academy has become so predictable that it’s hard to even get worked up about the movies and actors that didn’t make the cut.

  • LETTER: Tri Kappa still going strong after 51 years

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa celebrated its 51st birthday Feb. 8.

    More than $120,000 has been donated to local organizations, programs and individuals in need.

    This could not have been done without the help of the community supporting our fundraisers, such as our recent poinsettia sales.

    Thanks to all who made that and our various other fundraisers successful. This includes The Perry County News for all they do to help publicize these events.

    DEBBIE NEYHOUSE
    Tell City Tri Kappa Members

  • LETTER: ACLU fights for Hoosiers’ rights every day

    Recently an ACLU of Indiana member from your region brought to our attention a guest column in your paper that ran Nov. 14 headlined, “What’s behind the ACLU name?”

    The column, by Jim Adkins, fundamentally misrepresented the work and mission of the ACLU. As a member of the ACLU since 2002, the newest staff member at the Indiana affiliate, and as its communication-education director, I’d like to respond.

  • LETTER: Donations sought for Living Bread Pantry

    My name is Michael Rounds and I am with the Living Bread Food Pantry operated by the Tell Street Baptist Church in Tell City. We are a nonprofit agency serving the community and the surrounding area.

  • COLUMN: Why hurt Hoosier workers?

    MICHAEL ELDER, Guest Columnist

    This letter is in reference to Jim Adkins most recent attempt to make right-to-work-for-less sound good for the working people of Indiana. And if Mr. Adkins actually believes that right-to-work will help the working people of this state, he is the one who believes in fairy tales, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

  • COLUMN: Ways to get involved in your community

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    Time is scarce for all of us, but investing an few hours – as little as 90 minutes Tuesday – over the coming months can help several groups move forward with important projects.

    The public is welcome to attend a Tuesday gathering to hear updates to Perry County’s Hometown Competitiveness project, which launched last year. Volunteers are working on five broad areas important to the community: youth, leadership, entrepreneurship, leaving a local legacy and rural families’ economic success.