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Today's Opinions

  • In the legislative homestretch at last

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    With the Kentucky Derby right around the corner, as you know, a lot can happen before the horses cross the finish line. Like any race, the Kentucky Derby is very comparable to the legislative session, and we are officially in the homestretch.

  • Poehlein – Foster

    Kelly Marie Poehlein and Thomas Clinton Foster, both of Princeton, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is the daughter of Vic and Leona Poehlein of Tell City.

    The future groom is the son of Peggy Foster and Rick Edwards of Plainville.

    The wedding ceremony is planned for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the Tabernacle at Santa Claus Camp and Conference Center in Santa Claus. A reception will be held at the Schergens Center in Tell City.

    Miss Poehlein attended Tell City High School and is a homemaker.

  • Retired teacher proud of Perry Central

    I read with interest a story in the March 19 issue of the Perry County News titled “Perry Central student success linked to strong support programs.”

    I congratulate Perry Central folks for providing such programs for students. It demonstrates real teamwork and dedication.

  • Ohio’s ‘Little Perry County’

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I received a nice letter recently from Don Bouillon of Fostoria, Ohio, who thanked me for an Easter column about the late Brother Rene Bouillon OSB.

    Brother Rene, a cousin to Don Bouillon, was an assistant at St. John Chrysostom Church in New Boston during my childhood and teenage years. The column was about serving Mass for Brother Rene during Holy Week.

  • Students are worth the investment

    The recovering economy is starting to make life easier for recent college graduates. A study by the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce recently found a surge of job opportunities for Hoosiers fresh out of academia.

  • Hoosiers deserve annexation reform

    Indiana Farm Bureau and its members are not opposed to annexation when it is voluntary. However, the forced annexation process that Indiana currently allows is heavily weighted in favor of cities and towns. That is simply not fair.

    If the leaders of a city or town decide they want to annex an area and the landowners are not willing to be annexed, those landowners have two alternatives: Give in, or take the town to court.

    The lives of those landowners will change overnight. They cannot imagine the amount of work or money needed to fight off an annexation.

  • We must embrace our history

    Don Steen

    Staff Writer

    reporter@spencercounty journal.com

     

    I recently had an opportunity to sit down and talk with Father Cyprian Davis at St. Meinrad Archabbey about his experiences in Selma, Ala., and the civil-rights movement as a whole.

  • Options bound when it comes to French green beans

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I have loved green beans ever since I grew Tenderette in the fifth grade for my 4-H project at Simpsonville Elementary. 

    Now, I primarily grow the filet types of green beans, or what many call French beans or haricots verts (green bean in French). Why the European designation? Benjamin Watson explains, “Americans prefer those varieties of snap beans that remain stringless for a long time on the bush or remain fresh in the refrigerator for a long time after picking.