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Columns

  • With facts out, time has come to act on Keystone XL

    ROBERT L. BRADLEY JR.
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Recent events in Crimea give President Obama  yet another reason to approve Keystone XL. Russia’s military incursion highlights the need for improved transportation of oil and natural gas from North America for energy-market stability.

    Immediately after Putin’s forces entered the Crimean Peninsula, the price of crude oil jumped to a sustained six-month high of nearly $105 a barrel. Every dollar increase adds cents-per-gallon at the pump and to heating-oil bills.

  • Good Friday reminder

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Editor’s note: This article was first published in April 2010. At the request of several readers, it is being reprinted this Easter season.

    I didn’t make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from a truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus’ death but those who freed him from the cross.

  • Welcome home to Perry County

    SHAWN JONES
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    So, you're new in town and you don't know anyone? Hello, my name is Shawn Jones and that's what I went though when my family and I moved here 10 years ago. We moved to Perry County in 2004 from St. Joe, Mich. for my husband's position as accounting manager at ATTC Manufacturing.

  • Minimum-wage hike necessary

    SEN. RICHARD YOUNG
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    This year, lawmakers proved that we can work together to accomplish important goals. Take a proposal I spearheaded to update outdated regulations and allow the production of industrial hemp. 

  • Celebrate public health

    Lloyd Arnold
    Indiana House Representative District 74

    As we are wrapping up National Public Health Week, I thought I would take the time to share some of the ways the Indiana General Assembly addressed the issue of public health this session.  Public health is considered the protection and improvement upon health of families and communities. In order to do this, there must be a promotion of healthy lifestyles as well as educating the public on disease and injury prevention.

  • Pipeline opponents claim all cause, no benefit

    Despite environmentalists’ efforts to  stall the approval of Keystone XL, some real progress could soon be made.

    The State Department just released its long-awaited analysis of the project’s environmental impact. The study’s key finding: building and maintaining Keystone would have virtually no effect on global carbon emissions. Indeed, without the pipeline, emissions could rise because the oil will be transported by more carbon-intensive means.

  • Empower Hoosier pupils; give them the proper tools

    Lloyd Arnold
    Indiana House District 74 Representative

    As a father of four and baseball coach of many, I always love hearing about personal goals of young students, their favorite classes and what they want to be when they grow up. These hopes and dreams of our state’s children weigh heavily on me as I cast votes and author bills during the legislative session. Our legislation has a direct impact on our state’s future, our children.

  • Summer shouldn’t mean hunger for nation’s children

    KEVIN CONCANNON
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    As a child, I always looked forward to the carefree joy of summertime. I remember the long days of playing outside at a nearby park until I needed to come home for lunch. Unfortunately, many of our nation’s children do not experience the simple joys of summer. In fact, far too many are left worrying where their next breakfast or lunch will come from when schools are dismissed for summer break.

  • A familiar email tale

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I received the following email a few days ago. I’m sure its theme will sound familiar to many of you.

    Mr. Luecke: I am Mrs. Dominika Kruznikor, a 69-year-old widow. I am suffering from terminal cancer and the doctors have told me that I have few weeks to live. I want to donate my inheritance out under your supervision to benefit the less privileged. Email me for details.

  • Generation Gap: Dennis Howell

    DALTON SCHILLER
    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 Dalton Schiller, who profiles his grandfather, Dennis Howell.