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Columns

  • 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.

  • 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