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Today's Opinions

  • Fish & Wildlife should ease Eagles Bluff restrictions

    The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department would like to put camping facilities for recreational vehicles at its Eagles Bluff Park but is barred from doing so under terms its board agreed to when it acquired the land from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2000.

    Times and conditions change, and we believe the camping facilities should be permitted, as they would be a money-maker for the parks department and keep it from being dependent on only grants and money from tight federal government budgets to fund its projects.

  • LETTER: Senate supports school-music bill; House action needed

    I again ask your support of legislation being considered in the Indiana General Assembly that would require each school corporation to include music courses in its curriculum.

    In a Feb. 3 letter to the editor, I explained that each corporation would also be required to include music ensembles in course offerings for seventh through 12th grades.

  • LETTER: Everyone’s help appreciated at Shubael Little Village

    We write to thank the News for the excellent article on Shubael Village. The volunteers at the Shubael worked to present a setting where people can view Perry County as it was in 1850. We are open several times a year and we entertain hundreds of school-age citizens each year. Any and all help for the village is appreciated.

    Unfortunately, three people who helped in the last year were omitted. Dave Celvey and Gary Hubert helped with carpentry work and David VanWinkle donated guttering for the new mercantile building.

    Thanks again.

  • LETTER: Everyone was moving during Zumbathon

    We hosted a Zumbathon Feb. 8 to benefit the Marching Marksmen of Tell City Junior-Senior High School. Thanks to the support of our community, the event was a huge success! I would like to thank the following businesses for donating for our drawings: Domestic Goddess, Celebrations, Hair Razors, R and A Sports, Sarah Chinn-Longaberger, Kelly Perryman and EverBody’s Fun and Fitness.

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Dale Jones

    By BRYON REID
    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 Bryon Reid, who profiles his grandfather, Dale Jones.

  • COLUMN: Explore county’s GIS

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I suspect not that many Perry Countians knew the name Roger Tomlinson before perhaps hearing news reports about his death Feb. 9.

    Called the father of geographic information systems, the UK-born geographer’s concept of overlaying layers of map data is used by many of us everyday, from the GIS mapping systems in our cars that guide us to our destinations to the hand-held devices that show us exactly where we are.

  • EDITORIAL: Farm bill yields big results for conservation

    Following three years of political jousting, the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly referred to as the farm bill, finally passed through the House and Senate and was signed by President Obama Feb. 7.

    And while this important omnibus bill certainly has flaws in some areas, we think it has merit in its preservation and strengthening of several key conservation programs, especially as it pertains to keeping Perry County’s water, soil and forests healthy.

  • Conservation can ease the propane shortage

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    Because of our harsh winter, which has affected all of us throughout Indiana and the Midwest in general, our state is facing a real propane crisis. I have been getting a number of calls regarding this shortage and how it is affecting our community.

    Recently the governor held a press conference with Lt. Gov.