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Columns

  • Hoosier National Forest assists with national disasters

    Cory Henry
    Guest Columnist

    Employees from the Hoosier National Forest assist in suppressing wildfires not only here in Indiana but across the entire country, from the well-known large wildfires in the western United States to lesser known wildfires in the east.

    What many people may not know is that these same personnel often respond to other natural and man-made disasters across the country  through local, national and Federal Emergency Management Agency requests to assist local responders and municipalities.  

  • Get involved with General Assembly

    Richard D. Young Jr.
    State Senator

    With the next session of the Indiana General Assembly quickly approaching, there are a number of ways to engage in the legislative process and track important issues under consideration. The legislature will begin meeting Jan. 6 and must adjourn on or before March 14. During that time, there are a number of opportunities for Hoosiers to visit the State-house, meet with their elected state legislators and observe action as it takes place.

  • COLUMN: Sign of the times

    JIM ADKINS
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    I recently ran into a fellow I know at a local store. He’s a guy I like but don’t often see, and I was glad to have an all too infrequent chance to speak to him. Smiling, we shook hands and exchanged pleasantries.  In a far corner of the store a cell phone rang out a raucous hit from the 1980s summoning its owner into its electronic embrace.

  • Why can’t Congress aim higher?

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a Dec. 13 deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, we’ve been told to keep expectations low. There’ll be no “grand bargain,” negotiators say. Commentators believe that even the narrowest agreement will be a signal achievement. So here’s my question: Doesn’t that seem like an awfully low bar to you?

  • Support our community, shop locally

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    I recently found myself reading some eye-opening statistics about small businesses, their revenues and employment rates.

    With Small Business Saturday happening just a few days after Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some information about the positive effects of shopping locally this season and encourage you to give small enterprises your business.

  • Why can’t Congress aim higher?

    Lee Hamilton
    Center for Congress

    Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a Dec. 13 deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, we’ve been told to keep expectations low. There’ll be no “grand bargain,” negotiators say. Commentators believe that even the narrowest agreement will be a signal achievement. So here’s my question: Doesn’t that seem like an awfully low bar to you?

  • St. Nicholas visits Thursday night

    Vince Luecke
    Editor

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for Nicholas’ visit tonight. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate inside the next morning.

    I think I will put the shoe outside the News office. St. Nicholas hasn’t been able to find me the last couple of years in New Boston, so I’m going to make it easier on him.

    Do I really expect to find sweets in my shoe Friday? Perhaps a few friends will come by. But even if they don’t, St. Nicholas Day is worth observing.

  • Generation Gap: Raymond Mendoza

    CORRIE KIMBRIL
    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 Corrie Kimbril, who profiles her grandfather, Raymond Mendoza.

  • Marriage needs defended

    MARLIN BETTS
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    In response to the Perry County News’ Nov. 18 editorial “Gay-marriage ban will
    place state on wrong path,” I’d like to voice a different opinion.

  • COLUMN: Nation forgets wisdom, faith of founding fathers

    By TERESA EUBANK
    Guest Columnist

    I am writing this to the attention of anyone who listens, who reads. I just saw a beautiful slideshow of the changing trees throughout our United States; in the background softly played the glorious song “God Bless America.”

    “Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountains majesties, above the fruited plain. “America, America God shed his Grace on thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.”