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Columns

  • The future of Indiana coal

    BRUCE STEVENS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt did a big favor for Indiana last Tuesday with the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. This decision will spare Indiana from a massive regulation that would have weakened our power grid, increased electric bills and cost good-paying Hoosier jobs.

    The CPP, established during the Obama administration, was promoted as a way to reduce emissions said to contribute to global warming.

  • It’s what we do that counts

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    I’ve been reminded recently of the old cowboy song, Home on the Range. You know the line, “Where never is heard a discouraging word”? That is not the United States right now. It feels like pretty much everywhere I turn, all I hear is discouragement.

  • Why I choose to stand

    Curtis Hill

    Guest Columnist

     

    One might argue that our nation’s flag is but a mere symbol. True as that may be, symbols play an important role in the life of a nation.

    Growing up, I was taught that whenever we heard the anthem playing and saw Old Glory waving, we would immediately show our respect.

    I would stand.

    I stand because the Stars and Stripes represent the strikingly simple principles of freedom outlined in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  • Exciting times for Rome

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    Portions of this column came from a column published a year ago about the community of Rome, but it’s a good segue into many of the big things lying ahead for the community in the coming year.

  • Lilly Counseling Initiative sparks innovative efforts for student success

    Tami Silverman

    President of Indiana Youth Institute

     

  • TC Schools excelling despite call for consolidation

    Guest Column by John Scioldo

    Superintendent, Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.

     

    In response to the recent opinion piece (Sept. 18 editorial, “By the numbers: Perry County should have one school district.”) I would like to offer some insight and clarifications that in my mind are pertinent to the claims made by the author.

  • Autumn’s activity bonanza

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Visiting the farm late last week, I caught an unmistakable smell of fall – recently harvested corn.

    If freshly mowed grass is a harbinger of spring, combines at work prove it’s autumn.

    My brothers and other farmers have begun harvesting early-planted corn, and while they won’t begin full-scale shelling of corn for another couple of weeks, the approach of harvest season is something I find exciting.

  • Saying goodbye seldom easy

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    An old Jesuit priest once told me during a 30-day retreat about the value of getting out of bed each morning and acknowledging the possibility that the coming day just might be your last.

    “Sooner or later, you’ll be right,” he quipped.

    For me, the saying is a reminder of the dangers of putting things off, saying what I might do today, I’ll wait and do tomorrow. Sooner or later, we run out of tomorrows.

  • A county full of chronicles

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

  • On Medicare, Trump missing the mark

    Ron Klink

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Trump doesn’t understand or care about healthcare policy.

    He recently suggested that health insurance costs just $12 a year. And he fervently supported the GOP’s Obamacare repeal plan, which would have increased deductibles from $800 to $13,000 for individuals making $26,500 a year. That’s hardly the “great health care” plan with “much lower deductibles” that the president repeatedly promised.