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Columns

  • COLUMN: Elected officials’ ideas fine

    By EDDY HUFF
    Guest Columnist

    This is in opposition to the article in the News that was written by guest  columnist Don Swaney.

    My first question is to Vince Luecke, the editor: Why would you as editor have such an uninformed person writing an article for your paper?

  • COLUMN: Congress refuses to address vital issues

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress

    With the elections over, Congress faces a full plate of tough issues when it reconvenes. There will be a lot of talk about fiscal matters, “grand bargains,” and sorting out party caucuses. But there’s one vitally important question we’re certain to hear nothing about.

  • COLUMN: Interstate Paranormal Investigations donates to county’s Little Warriors

    By BRUCE COLLINS
    Guest Columnist

    My name is Bruce Collins and I am the founder of Interstate Paranormal Investigations, otherwise known as IPI. I am writing to let you know how extremely proud I am of every single member of IPI as we have just completed a two-week fundraiser for a local grass roots organization known as the Perry County Little Warriors, which was established to assist five children from Perry County who are battling different types of childhood cancer and other chronic diseases.

  • COLUMN: Tell City plan isn’t practical

    By DON SWANEY
    Guest Columnist

    A Nov. 5, 2012 News article tells us the mayor and city council have grand plans to improve Tell City. We certainly need improvements. Paying outside experts for advice that our city management should be providing seems wasteful.

    We elect these people to run the city, but they can't make decisions without “expert advice.” Seems a little redundant to me.

    Let’s analyze the professional recommendations:

  • COLUMN: One mouse is too many

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I simply don’t like mice, especially in my house. But there are mice in New Boston and a few have tried to spend the winter in my house. The skirmish – a war would imply there are a lot of mice sneaking in and actually there aren’t – has been under way for a few weeks. I’ve won and sent several mice to the graveyard – er the field behind my house.

  • COLUMN: Civil discourse and ideas

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    The election of 2012 has called attention to how difficult it is for Americans to talk reasonably with one another about public policy challenges. Our civic dialogue — how we sort through issues and reason with one another — is too often lamentable.

  • COLUMN: A season of progress

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Autumn may be a time of the year when Mother Nature slows down but this fall has ushered in a season of construction and progress in Perry County. From Tell City to Cannelton, development, the planning process for development and new construction are under way.

    Tell City’s visitors center along Seventh Street is under roof and the framing process over the past couple of weeks has given an idea of what the structure will look like, at least its dimensions.

  • Who are the Latter-day Saints

    BARBARA DORIUS

  • COLUMN: National observance puts focus on partner violence

    JOSEPH HOGSETT
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • COLUMN: Roads and the gasoline tax

    LARRY DeBOER
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    There’s been concern in Indiana about paying for road maintenance and construction. Candidates and legislators are looking for new sources of revenue. Maybe you wonder:
    What about the “good old” gasoline tax?  It’s the biggest of the motor-fuel taxes, and those taxes have always paid for Indiana’s state and local road spending.
    The good old gasoline tax just isn’t what it used to be, because people aren’t buying as much gasoline as they used to.