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Columns

  • Thanksgiving: A time for reflection, giving

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Rep. District 74

     

    For communities across Southern Indiana, Thanksgiving is a time to come together and acknowledge all the blessings we have in our lives. For many, it is a day of food, family and in my house, some football or deer hunting. We must also remember that there are those in our area who are less fortunate, and this time of year presents an opportunity to give thanks by giving back.

  • Populist message, Trump on top

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist

     

    Mike Pence hit the nail on the head. On Sept. 8, while speaking at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, he declared that the spirit of 1980 was back and that Donald Trump would win the White House. While others jeered, Pence predicted that the same forces that powered the Reagan revolution – working-class voters, union members, evangelicals – would align behind Trump and create a winning coalition.

  • Don’t let regulations cripple finances

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    The local community deserves more say in the upkeep of its infrastructure; especially at the hand of regulatory agencies that don’t fully understand the financial limitations of residents.

  • Keeping Hoosier homes warm this winter

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    As the winter months and cold temperatures approach, this time serves as a reminder that some Hoosiers may be eligible for energy assistance through the Low Income Heating Assistance Program. Our state offers low-income households financial assistance to keep their utilities connected during the winter months through this program.

  • A dirty kid? Yes, I was

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I grew up ankle-deep in hog manure. Well, I had boots on, but I got plenty of pig and cow poo on me and when I had to clean out the chicken house, I breathed in my share of dried chicken poo, too.

    Other than obesity (which genes and my overactive appetite are to blame) I’m healthy and don’t have allergies or asthma. So are my siblings and as I’ve thought about it the past couple of weeks, so are most of the one-time farm kids I know.

  • What about orchids?

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

  • Lawmakers gear up for budget session

    Mark Messmer

    Guest Columnist

     

    On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Indiana General Assembly will meet at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session.

    This meeting is also known as “Organization Day,” which allows new senators and representatives to meet those returning for another term and is the day legislators are sworn into office.

    As the session gets ready to kick off, it’s important to understand how the General Assembly operates.

  • Save those leaves for composting and mulching

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fell swoop! We rake and pile and they jump.

    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the, farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Make animal control a priority

    JAMES CARTER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This letter intends to clear up some confusion concerning an article published in the Perry County News Oct. 24 (“Animal control officer needed?”).

  • Fall means turtle soup

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s still the middle of autumn, Halloween is still a few days away and there’s not been a serious frost on the pumpkin. I love this time of the year.

    Even though I spend too much of it stuck indoors, it’s the best season to feel thankful and enjoy the great outdoors without the heat of summer. Thanksgiving comes a couple of weeks late in my mental calendar. Put it in early to mid November, when the harvest is wrapping up.