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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Good Friday reminder

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Editor’s note: This article was first published in April 2010. At the request of several readers, it is being reprinted this Easter season.

    I didn’t make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from a truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus’ death but those who freed him from the cross.

  • Welcoming committee would be asset to community

    Last week, the News published an article by guest columnist Shawn Jones about the possible formation of a welcoming committee in Perry County. The community outreach group would serve to identify and support individuals and families new to the area and would be created by Quality of Life, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

    According to Jones, the group is currently working to create such a committee. We hope they do.

  • Welcome home to Perry County

    SHAWN JONES
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    So, you're new in town and you don't know anyone? Hello, my name is Shawn Jones and that's what I went though when my family and I moved here 10 years ago. We moved to Perry County in 2004 from St. Joe, Mich. for my husband's position as accounting manager at ATTC Manufacturing.