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Today's Opinions

  • Where’s justice, victim of theft asks

    In December of 2012, the week after Christmas, my house was broken into while  my family was out of town visiting relatives.

    Several items worth about $2,500 were stolen, my back door was kicked in  and my house was trashed.  At  least one of the offenders was caught at a local store  selling items that had been stolen.  I wrote a letter to the editor then, expressing my feelings about the store’s policy toward returning stolen items.

  • Indiana’s elderly, how are they doing?

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Hoosier seniors are one of the fastest growing groups of people in need, and more and more people are reaching retirement age every year.

    According to the Indiana Business Research Center, the number of Hoosier seniors is projected to increase by 70 percent from 2010 to 2050, eclipsing by double digits any other age group. Reports by the Kaiser Family Foundation paint an alarming picture for the status of Hoosier seniors, with 13 percent currently living below the poverty threshold.

  • Baccalaureate service will grow over time

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    The crowd was small but the message was inspiring Thursday evening as the community sponsored a baccalaureate service for graduating seniors at Tell City High School.

    The baccalaureate service derives from a centuries-old custom of presenting the candidates’ bachelor’s degree  or “bacca” with laurels or “lauri.” Thus the name.

  • Honoring our most recently fallen heroes

    Since the American Civil War brought the full horror of warfare to American shores, the United States has observed a day late in May as a time of remembrance and reflection for our nation’s war dead. Since then, too many more have joined the hundreds of thousands from that 19th century calamity.

  • Base annexation debate on the facts, not rumors

    The Perry County News hasn’t taken a direct stand on Tell City’s annexation effort.  We did publish an editorial finding some fault with the ordinance eventually adopted by the city council in April, but we have not stated our view on whether annexation should happen or not.

    The entire process is currently in a 90-day period during which a remonstrance can be filed. An effort to gather signatures needed for a formal challenge is under way and apparently making good process.

  • Commodore fan offers tribute to school

    I dedicate this letter to the fantastic Perry Central fans who deserve an A++. At all of the Perry Central games I have attended, the Perry Central fans were always the first fans at the game. That is real dedication.

  • Cole responds to former-school assessment

    The following facts may bring clarity to the recent newspaper article and the response of the Perry County assessor: the newspaper stated that the former Tell City Junior High School building was assessed at $10,000, when the correct term should have been appraised at a value of $10,000.

  • My experience cadet teaching

    SARAH MANN
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    The vibrant lights are beating down on me, causing trickles of sweat to roll down my neck. To someone who does not know better, it would appear that I am simply flailing my arms in panic, but I am actually displaying what I have learned from cadet teaching for Mrs. Natasha Edmondson’s sixth grade band class.