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Columns

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Bobcats? Yes. Mountain lions? Evidence lacking

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    Long ago, perhaps when I was 10 or 11 years old, I was walking through the woods on the family farm. I had visited cousins in New Boston and was headed home. It was about dark and the woods was a time-saving shortcut.

  • COLUMN: Privileged to see city’s heritage

    By TRISTA LUTGRING
    Feature Writer

    Being at the young age of 26, as my co-workers like to point out from time to time, there are some events I’ve missed here in Perry County. However, after the past few weeks, I can say I’m very happy and feel privileged to have been here for Cannelton’s 175th anniversary celebration.

  • COLUMN: When good men do nothing

    By JIM ADKINS
    Guest Columnist

    “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

    Much of what is wrong with our nation today can be explained by Edmund Burke’s observation. There are many good men (and women) in America but are they willing to stand up and fight for their beliefs? Sadly, too often, the answer is no.

  • COLUMN: Congress cedes power

    By LEE HAMILTON
    Center for Congress

    There is a widespread sense, both in Washington and around the country, that Congress has just ended one of the most listless and unproductive sessions in memory. When its members bolted town to go home and campaign, they left a long list of big issues unaddressed, including immigration reform, “the fiscal cliff,” climate change, entitlement reform and cyber-security.

  • It’s autumn in Perry County – keep your camera close

    RITA BECKER

  • COLUMN: Insight into sheriff’s department

    By LEE CHESTNUT
    Guest Columnist

    As your elected sheriff, I want the community to be aware of how the sheriff’s department is involved in situations affecting the county. As I said from the start of my term, I want the public to feel comfortable talking with me, especially about concerns or complaints. There has been a lot of coverage about the new jail and animal-control officer in recent months, and I would like to take the time to explain my position on these matters.

  • COLUMN: No regrets over immigration

    By GREG ZOELLER
    Indiana Attorney General

    In today’s politically charged environment where accusations are leveled against a person’s character purely for political gain, the unique role of the Indiana Attorney General makes him an easy target.

    I have been proud to serve the people of Indiana as their elected attorney general, the lawyer for the state of Indiana. Other people, including state officials sometimes disagree with my legal decisions.

  • COLUMN: Put former armory to use

    By MARY BUNNER
    Guest Columnist

    I am so tired of reading about all the money this county spends for anything other than our youth. A visitors center? Really?

    Our National Guard gave this city a building that holds endless history for this community. So what is the city doing with it?

    Nothing.

    What a show of disrespect for men who have given much of their time and lives for our country. These were men who were hand-picked by President Bush to be among the first 11 units deployed to Iraq because of their abilities to defend.