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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: River Sweep 2014 needs your help June 21

    Mark your calendars and make plans to join other volunteers for the 2014 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset park in Tell City and Hafele Park in Cannelton.

    The Ohio River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris.

    This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

    If you are unable to join us picking up trash, you can help in other ways.

  • LETTER: Heroes show us why voting is so important

    On Tuesday morning, I finished another 14-hour shift about 5 a.m. I thought I’d stop and vote on the way home. I got to Eagle’s Bluff about 20 minutes before the polls opened. I sat in my ol’ truck about to doze off and thought maybe I’d just go home. Why bother?

    Then three good reasons to bother occurred to me. They were Buddy Gude, Mark Miller and Barry Jarvis. Buddy is my wife’s uncle, whom she never met because he is missing in action in Korea. When Mark was young, his family lived across the road from me at Millstone.

  • LETTER: Tootsie Roll drive raises nearly $4,000

    Tell City Knights of Columbus, Council 1172, would like to thank the entire community for the support of our annual Tootsie Roll drive.

    The many volunteers from Council 1172 enjoyed seeing all who were out and about at our many locations and are proud to announce we were successful in achieving donations of approximately $4,000.

    These donations will be contributed equally to the programs for the mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • COLUMN: Editorial failed to present all the facts

    By MENDY LASSALINE
    Perry County Assessor

    This is in response to the May 5 Perry County News editorial titled “Assessor: Do what’s right for community.”

    I feel that a response is warranted and I will address some facts that were left out of the editorial. Since I was not contacted before this was printed, it is my duty to inform the community of what they were denied knowing.

  • COLUMN: Proud to call Tell City and Perry County our new home

    By ZACHARY and LAURA SCHILLING
    Guest Columnists

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Darla Jordan

    By BREANNA SWANEY
    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 Breanna Swaney, who profiles her grandmother, Darla Jordan.

  • COLUMN: Your first invitation ... eclipse party 8.21.17

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Before you read any further, grab pen and paper and jot down the following: “Aug. 21, 2017. Solar eclipse party, New Boston.”

    I know the date’s more than three years way. But big events deserve preplanning and the first total solar eclipse for many of us is a milestone event.

    Lots of people will be hosting eclipse parties but I wanted to be first. I’m planning on having one heck of an event. Consider it an extra-early invitation.

  • EDITORIAL: Derogatory terms in team names should be changed

    For years several groups have been trying to get the Washington Redskins National Football League team to change its name.

    The issue was brought to the forefront again last week after Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, was recorded making racist comments. He was fined $2.5 million by the NBA and permanently banned from operating the team.