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Today's Opinions

  • Without power but not confidence

    Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, a young hurricane bullied its way through the Bandon area pilfering our electric. I immediately called Southern Indiana Power and reported the outage. This was shortly before 6 p.m.

    About 4 ½ hours later, nearly all the lights and appliances that had gone off at 6, alerted us the outage was over. As I was resetting the blinking clock on the microwave, it occurred to me that we had never doubted we would not get our electricity back.

    I realized we had been taking our reliable electric service for granted.

  • Facilitating dialogue

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    This legislative session, House Republicans worked to pass an honestly balanced budget, enhance public safety and expand educational opportunities for Hoosier students – all while maintaining accountability and transparency.

    These policy victories will foster a better quality of life for Hoosiers today and for future generations, but there is plenty of work yet ahead.

  • Goodell’s lying about Deflategate should exonerate Brady

    The National Football League’s image has taken a hit in the last 18 months due to what many perceived as its inadequate reaction to domestic- and child-abuse cases against some star players and to concussions suffered by current and former players.

  • Summer has been fleeting

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Where has summer gone? A lot of people have been asking that over the past week or so with the return of school and the arrival of Schweizer Fest in Tell City.

    Summer isn’t gone by any means but the free time the months of June and July affords many people is slipping away. OK, it’s basically gone.

  • Perry County had big role in state’s early coal history

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist

     

    Coal is to Indiana what oil is to Texas. Since the mid 1800s, it’s been the fuel that powers the Hoosier economy. 

    “We get 85 percent of our energy from coal,” explained Indiana Coal Council President Bruce Stevens. “That’s huge because Indiana is the No. 1 manufacturing state in the nation.”    

  • County government should be transparent

    This letter is in reference to the article in the July 27 issue of the Perry County News, in which the Perry County Council is seeking input in the hiring process as it pertains to job openings within the courthouse offices.

    I am in complete agreement with Councilwoman Jody French that there should be guidance and standards in place for the hiring process and open reviews done to determine if the positions should remain full-time, have the hours reduced or done away with completely.

  • Tell City’s big week is here; we have a lot to celebrate

    Schweizer Fest is here and we know it’s going to be a great week. As we write this on a Friday, we continue to hear rave reviews of the Schweizer Fest production of “Mary Poppins.” That show wrapped up Sunday afternoon.

    Thanks to everyone involved in its success.

    Schweizer Fest, as nearly everyone knows, marks the Swiss-German heritage of the city. It also recognizes the daring and determination of the first 1858 settlers who cleared – quite literally with their hands and pick axes – a future for themselves and following generations

  • Honoring a fallen hero

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    A man in the Netherlands is trying to locate relatives of a Troy man killed in World War II. With today’s issue of News going to every household, I hope someone will soon be sending an overseas email.

    I may have mentioned Nowy van Hedel’s request in a column some time ago, but the 30-year-old Dutch man recently sent another email explaining what he has learned about Clifford M. Mills, and the battle in which he and more than 8,000 other U.S. men were killed.