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Today's Opinions

  • Lawmakers gear up for budget session

    Mark Messmer

    Guest Columnist

     

    On Tuesday, Nov. 22, the Indiana General Assembly will meet at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2017 legislative session.

    This meeting is also known as “Organization Day,” which allows new senators and representatives to meet those returning for another term and is the day legislators are sworn into office.

    As the session gets ready to kick off, it’s important to understand how the General Assembly operates.

  • Council on aging says thank you

    On  behalf of the Perry County Council on Aging, I would like to sincerely thank the United Way of Perry County for all their support in the past, present and future to our organization.

  • Save those leaves for composting and mulching

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fell swoop! We rake and pile and they jump.

    I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the, farm raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Amendment on hunting, fishing is unnecessary

    Does Indiana really need to add the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife into the state constitution?

    No, it does not.

    But some lawmakers, following the lead of the National Rifle Association, have gotten this public question to the Nov. 8 ballot:

  • More great Perry Central memories

    I have many great memories of my 25 years of teaching at Perry Central Schools.

  • United Way helps to feed hungry children

    The Saint Paul Ministry of Charity would like to thank United Way of Perry County for their generous grant of $5,000 from their recent distribution of funds donated by many caring individuals and businesses in our community.

    Our organization oversees the Perry County Weekend Food Backpack Program.

    Each Friday during the school year, bags of non-perishable food help children from Cannelton, Perry Central, and Tell City meet their basic needs. We serve nearly 140 children each Friday.

  • Make animal control a priority

    JAMES CARTER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This letter intends to clear up some confusion concerning an article published in the Perry County News Oct. 24 (“Animal control officer needed?”).

  • Fall means turtle soup

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s still the middle of autumn, Halloween is still a few days away and there’s not been a serious frost on the pumpkin. I love this time of the year.

    Even though I spend too much of it stuck indoors, it’s the best season to feel thankful and enjoy the great outdoors without the heat of summer. Thanksgiving comes a couple of weeks late in my mental calendar. Put it in early to mid November, when the harvest is wrapping up.