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Today's Opinions

  • Houchin reports on Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse

    Erin Houchin

    State Senate District 47

     

    On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Indiana General Assembly will convene at the Statehouse for the ceremonial start of the 2016 legislative session. “Organization Day,” as it’s commonly referred to, provides legislators an opportunity to meet with fellow lawmakers and staff, and begin discussing legislative topics.

  • Businesses warned against new telephone scams

    Lloyd Arnold

    District 74 State Rep.

     

    All utility customers should be on alert. Posing as customer-service representatives from Duke Energy, scammers are calling businesses to warn them that their electric service will be disconnected unless they make immediate payment.

  • Anderson Woods thankful for United Way

    We at Anderson Woods would like to thank United Way of Perry County and the many individuals and businesses who donate to them for their part in helping us further our mission of serving those with special needs in our community.

    For many years now, United Way has provided substantial financial support to our summer camp located near Bristow.

    That support goes a long way toward allowing us to provide a unique, quality camp experience for children and adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom are directly from our local Perry County community.

  • County leaders can’t live within their means

    I must ask, when will our county leaders’ dreams of being kings of bigger castles end?

    We are a small, mostly woods county with little industry. And I love it. If I desired all of the high-dollar big-city amenities, I would move there. But not our leaders.

    They rammed that 0.5 percent down my throat for the jail and now another 0.25 of a percent. Is there no end?

  • Throw the bums out, No. 2

    Have you read the Nov. 9 article in the Perry County News by Donald Newell titled “Throw the bums out”? If not, do it now. It’s a very good piece that explains what irresponsible elected officials can do.

    This is the same thing that’s going on in our country now – taking the U.S. apart while being led by what could be the worst president and his cohorts we’ve ever had.

  • OK at times to be scooped

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    No journalist likes being scooped, especially this one. I used to moan and groan when another TV station or newspaper ran a story I was already working on. In the old days, weekly and twice-weekly newspapers like ours couldn’t do much between issues. We occasionally held the paper for big events and once or twice printed early to get big stories in the public’s hands sooner.

  • Children need permanent families

    Thousands of Hoosier children live in some type of foster care setting. In time, many will be reunited with their biological parents. Some, however, never will. Adoption can give these children lasting new families.

    At the same time, there are women in Perry County today struggling with unplanned or crisis pregnancies. Sadly, some will turn to abortion. Adoption, however, offers them an alternative. Too few consider it, however. It’s our responsibility to change that.

  • Thinking of spring? Cool start best for bulbs

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Don’t jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather.  If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.