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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: United Way helps Perry Central students

    Perry Central Family Outreach is proud to be one of the many community agencies to receive funds from the United Way of Perry County.  

    We are grateful to have benefited too from the United Way Stuff the Bus collection of school supplies which helps stock our school-supply bank for needy students.

    Thanks to the generous donations to the United Way by area residents and businesses, Family Outreach has been able to bring family programming to the people of Perry County.

  • LETTER: Bell ringers needed for ‘God’s army’

    Dear friends, I am once again in need of your help. I am the kettle coordinator for the Salvation Army here in Perry County and I am in need of volunteer bell ringers.

  • 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.