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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Right to work all about politics

    By BRIAN GRAY, Guest Columnist

    David Hammond’s guest column (Dec. 26) citing just one source as to whether or not a right-to-work state does better then a non-right-to-work state in providing better wages and better work conditions is a bit misleading.

    If one looks at Chiefexecutive.net, a business-based Web site, Indiana is ranked No. 6 for attracting new business.

    Now to be fair, some right-to-work states are ranked above Indiana in that survey, but a lot of them are ranked below us.

  • COLUMN: Legislative session under way

    By RICHARD YOUNG, District 47 State Senator

    The second regular session of the 117th Indiana General Assembly is under way. Legislators returned to the Statehouse Jan. 4 to begin what is typically referred to as the “short” session, which must adjourn by midnight March 14.

  • EDITORIAL: Silly legislation helps no one

    Lately we’ve been hearing a lot from Indiana Republican lawmakers about how disappointed they are in Democrats for not showing up to make decisions in the first session. We could not agree more with them. We realize there are a lot of opinions running amuck at the moment due to hot-button issues on the table, most notably the right-to-work legislation.

    No matter what your opinion on the matter, everyone must agree that Republicans and Democrats not agreeing to hear one another out and work to compromise gets nothing done and we all suffer.

  • County parks, rec hosting winter, spring hikes

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department will host several hikes this winter and spring. Open to the public:

    • Jan. 28, Two Loops Trail West at the Celina Lake Recreation Area, 10 miles long. Hike begins at 9 a.m.

    • Feb. 11, Morgan Trail South, six miles. Hike begins at 9 a.m. at trailhead on Indiana 70.

    • Feb. 25, O’Bannon Woods, 10 miles. Hike begins at 9 a.m. on Upper Blue River Trail at the first trailhead on Indiana 462.

  • Extension offers commodity marketing course

    TELL CITY – Purdue Extension in Spencer and Perry Counties is offering a commodity marketing course for local producers.

    The program, titled “Beginner’s Course in Commodity Marketing,” is geared toward any producer interested in learning more about grain marketing topics and strategies, regardless of experience.

    The three-session course will feature Corinne Alexander, a Purdue agricultural economics specialist, who will cover topics including futures, options, basis and hedging as well as basic grain marketing strategies.

  • Winter beef production educational series returns

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Beef Production Educational Series will be offered for four evenings in January, February and March.

    The sessions will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, Feb. 20 and March 8. All of the programs except the Feb. 20 session will be held at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds. The Feb. 20 program is in conjunction with the Perry County Cattle Association annual meeting, which will be held at Perry Central school cafeteria.

  • Regional workshop on farm financial recordkeeping coming to southwest Indiana

    DALE – The Farm Financial Recordkeeping for Farm Women Program is a two-evening program that will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 at the Lincoln Heritage Library in Dale. The program is being offered by the Purdue Women in Ag Team and Farm Credit Services of Mid-America.

  • Making it official

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  • Parks board: Eagles Bluff park will soon reopen on weekends

    By LARRY GOFFINET, Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – Eagles Bluff Park will reopen on weekends this spring, thanks to the Perry County Council’s restoring $3,500 in pay for the Perry County Parks & Recreation Department’s part-time assistant.

  • Troy turned down for OCRA wastewater funding

    By VINCE LUECKE, Editor

    TROY – Gathered Wednesday for their first meeting of 2012, members of the Troy Town Council discussed moving forward with a fiscal study ahead of a hoped-for annexation effort this year to incorporate areas north of the town.