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Today's Opinions

  • Second full-time ambulance crew needed

    I am writing to show my support for a second full time ambulance to be placed at the north station. When the construction of this building was in the planning stage, the people in the vicinity were told that an ambulance would be housed there as an incentive to give their approval of the project.

    Now that the Public Safety Tax has been levied on the wage earners of Perry County, we need to see movement on getting this ambulance. It would benefit the entire county, not just the northern part.

  • Resolve to mow high for a healthy lawn

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much. I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • K of C Tootsie Roll Drive a success

    The Tell City Knights of Columbus, Council 1172, would like to thank the entire community for the support of our annual Tootsie Roll dive held April 8-9. The many volunteers from the County 1172 are proud to announce we were successful in collecting donations of approximately $4,500. These donations will be contributed equally to the schools and programs for the mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • Supporters made events reality

    The Tell City Junior Senior High School Renaissance Leadership Class would like to thank the public for attending and supporting our annual yard sale, which was held March 12.

    The proceeds will be used to help fund the Renaissance Leadership Class, which supports academics and community involvement. Two events include the 9th Annual Lip Sync held Friday, April 15, and the Academic Pep Rally to be held Friday, May 13. Funds from the ticket sales will be used for t-shirts and prizes for the students.

  • Lack of small community funding sign of imbalance

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    The backdrop of Indiana’s farming base conjures images of young children overcoming meager beginnings who go on to achieve big dreams. Alternatively, small towns in southern Indiana face similar uphill battles that are stymied by the over-enduring hand from top lawmakers who haven’t necessarily promoted growth in our area.

  • Use public safety tax to improve ambulance service in our county

    As of Jan. 1 of this year, the wage earners of Perry County began paying a 0.25 percent tax assessed on their incomes. The Perry County Council voted last year by a 6-0 vote to approve this Public Safety Tax. Based on a salary of $25,000, the tax would amount to about $62, annually. One estimate was that this new levy would generate approximately $405,000. I have heard even higher figures.

  • Protecting Hoosier kids

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Child abuse is real and continues to plague our society. It affects children of every age, gender, race and income level. As a community, it’s our responsibility to help every child reach their full potential.

    This issue has always been a passion of mine. Prior to serving in the State Senate, I was an advocate for the safety of our children as a Family Case Manager with the Department of Children Services and also a trainer for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court at least works

    After the untimely death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia Feb. 13, the Supreme Court was thrown into disarray as the number of justices fell from its normal, odd-numbered complement of nine jurists to the problematic, even-numbered current array of eight.