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Today's Opinions

  • TCHS Renaissance class says thanks

    Tell City High School’s Renaissance class would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for contributing to our spaghetti dinner and silent auction.

    Without these people, we would have not been able to have the success we did.

    We were able to raise money to help carry out our recognition programs such as our Academic Pep Rally. 

    First, we would like to give a special thanks to Ryan Werner and the Post for catering our event.

  • Activism is a good thing

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Over the past tumultuous year,  there have been plenty of opportunities for people to take a stance on local issues ... to voice their support of or opposition to various viewpoints when it comes to local, state or national debates:

    Here’s a short local list of examples:

    • Perry County adopts a public-safety tax, increasing income taxes to help pay for fire, EMS and police and increase courthouse security.

  • ‘Sell by’ dates on food could soon see needed change

    How much food gets tossed into waste baskets at home? Is it spoiled or do you just think it is?

    The two largest trade groups in the grocery industry, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, have announced new standards of labeling grocery products. The decision could eliminate some of the confusion surrounding “sell by” or “best by” dates.

  • What are the benefits of dormant oil sprays?

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    A healthy fruit crop from your favorite fruit tree can dramatically increase with some late winter attention. Pruning is key to healthy fruit trees and fruit production.

    You can prune any time after the threat of harsh winter weather is over until just before the tree is in full bloom. Prune out any winter damage, branches that grow inward and crowded limbs.

  • Tug of war with a doom and gloom media

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Pessimism and politics; there may be no dirtier words in the English language – aside from dropping a four-letter profanity in front of your grandma during Christmas dinner. And the indignance of the current discussions that encompass the political domain, as it is reported in pop news sources, is probably at a new all-time low, considering the sham and shame of the hoax-media coda.

  • Pro-life at all stages of life

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It was good to see Vice President and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence taking part in the recent March for Life in Washington, D.C. He has been solidly pro-life his entire political career and while I did not agree with all of his decisions while governor, his steady support for life issues earned our appreciation.

    U.S. presidents have addressed the crowd before, but by telephone. Pence was there in person, as was presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway.

  • Staying informed is easier than you think

    Subscribing to a local news source like the Perry County News is still one of the best ways to stay in touch with what’s happening in the community. Now, more than ever, it’s important for Perry Countians to know what is going on.

    We were surprised to hear Tell City residents say last week they had no knowledge of recent water and sewage rate increases. The News offered extensive coverage on the topic over the last several months, and even included charts of prospective fee hikes. There were also  legal postings printed in the paper.

  • Why not turn the old hospital into a veterans home?

    We have a vacant building that’s not getting any use. It has been vacant for nearly three years, but it’s still very functional and is a building that could be utilized for homeless veterans.

    Presently, there are no housing facilities in this area specifically for them, and this project could serve veterans all across southwestern Indiana. We need to step up to the plate and  provide housing for veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of  homelessness.