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Columns

  • America needs tax reform

    U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

    Guest Columnist

     

    Americans got a three day reprieve when this year’s deadline for filing taxes was moved to April 18. But taxpayers received no reprieve from dealing with a burdensome, outdated tax system.

  • Resolve to mow high for a healthy lawn

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much. I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”

  • Lack of small community funding sign of imbalance

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    The backdrop of Indiana’s farming base conjures images of young children overcoming meager beginnings who go on to achieve big dreams. Alternatively, small towns in southern Indiana face similar uphill battles that are stymied by the over-enduring hand from top lawmakers who haven’t necessarily promoted growth in our area.

  • Protecting Hoosier kids

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    Child abuse is real and continues to plague our society. It affects children of every age, gender, race and income level. As a community, it’s our responsibility to help every child reach their full potential.

    This issue has always been a passion of mine. Prior to serving in the State Senate, I was an advocate for the safety of our children as a Family Case Manager with the Department of Children Services and also a trainer for Prevent Child Abuse Indiana.

  • Create a pollinator-friendly backyard

    Sara Dzimianski

    Purdue Extension

     

    Pollinators are vital to life on earth. Without butterflies, bees, moths and other pollinators, we would not see the great variety of plant life that exists on this planet. Many of our favorite foods depend on insect pollination. Without pollinators we would not have peaches, pumpkins, or pears.

  • Time to get involved in the bicentennial

    Perry Hammock

    Guest Columnist

     

    With springtime beginning to bloom in Indiana, our Bicentennial year is passing fast. Now is the time for every Hoosier to be involved in marking 200 years of our state’s history and progress. Now is the time to build toward a prosperous future.

    Just as the engine of Indiana is fueled by citizens working to move the state forward, so a successful Bicentennial observance is powered by the efforts of everyday Hoosiers.

  • In making yard, garden decisions, mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials. But which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • (Mis)Adventures in lawn mowing can be memorable

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    OK, so we were mowing a lawn in a rural part of Tell City on April 4. We hadn’t worked this yard before, so its variables were new to us. We usually walk a new yard before we mow it, but this one was about four acres, so we skipped that part figuring that it would take too long. I was about five minutes into it, mowing along a tree line when the unexpected happened.

  • Perry County’s Rome is my kind of town

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I was sorry to hear of the death of Eva Rose Miller of Rome. She passed away March 31, at the age of 81.

  • Keeping our veterans employed

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    One of the most rewarding parts of being the state representative for District 74 is seeing results from our work in the Indiana General Assembly. This week, I was pleased to see our efforts to better serve Hoosier veterans are continuing to pay off.