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Today's Opinions

  • Crankbaits catch big crappie ... yes crankbaits

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    When most anglers think of attracting crappie to a hook, they think minnows or jigs, or maybe a combination of both. They don’t think crankbaits.

    This old writer is in that group. Crankbaits never crossed my mind. I never heard of using a sizable bait like a crankbait to troll for crappie until a couple years ago while fishing with several outdoor writer friends prior to a crappie tournament at Kentucky Lake.

  • Local communities receive road and bridge funding

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As the crossroads of America, Indiana relies on first-class roads and bridges to continue to grow our economy and keep drivers safe. This year, the General Assembly worked with Gov. Pence to pass $1 billion in new road funding without raising taxes or acquiring new debt. This money is in addition to the $2.6 billion the state already projected to spend on roads over the next two years.

  • ‘Run for Mom’ drew more than 250 people

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the “Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk”  on Mother’s Day 2016 such a huge success.

  • Head Start: thanks for the support

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start Parents Ground would like to thank the community for supporting South Perry Head Start children through the discount card fundraiser.

    A special thank you to the participating business: Julie’s Tell Street Café, Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Skinsations Esthetician Salon & Boutique, Chicago’s Pizza, Carriage Inn, Vanessa’s Unique Boutique, Bill and Dave’s Smokin Pit, Domestic Goddess Boutique, Flowers by Lesa LLC and Fiesta Grande for their willingness to assist us in this endeavor.

  • Honor the spirit of Memorial Day

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the upcoming holiday to observing Memorial Day. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Make animal control a focus of next year’s budget

    If you believe the complaints coming from city council chambers or those transmitted via the dispatch center, the urban centers of Perry County may very well be going to the dogs. Not only the dogs, but cats, too.

  • Those who know Congress are shaking their heads

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    I had the good fortune last week to spend some time in Washington, D.C. with about a dozen former members of Congress. As you’d expect, we got to talking about the current Congress. Very quickly, it turned out that the same question was troubling all of us: Why is it held in such low public esteem?

  • Thank you, Perry County’s corrections officers

    National Correctional Officers Week has special meaning in Perry County. Hundreds of people are employed as either correctional officers or in related fields of corrections work. Many of them work at the Branchville Correctional Facility, which has long been a leading employer within our county.

    Other corrections workers are employed at the Perry County Detention Center.

    All of them deserve our thanks.