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Today's Opinions

  • Small steps will save big money

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Taking care of your lawn and garden equipment can make the difference between having stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t. After you are finished preparing your plants for winter, don’t forget about your equipment and garden ornaments.

    In most of our gardens, we have more than plants. Birdbaths, decorative planters, terracotta pots, lawn furniture and hoses need the same consideration we give our plants. All of these items can be damaged during the winter if not stored properly.

  • Making Cannelton Christmases brighter

    Another Christmas season is upon us and it is time to decorate the city. As you may know, it has been decades since the city, or any group supporting the city, has purchased commercial quality Christmas decorations to hang on the light poles along Highway 66 and Washington Street (Main Street).

  • City needs to encourage, not push away, home-based businesses

    I am concerned about the proposed limitation on home based businesses recently summarized in the News, as having received a “First Reading” at City Counsel. While the complete act was not printed, it did note that under the act, a home-based business could not occupy more than 15 percent of the residence.

  • DNR seeks to preserve, promote state’s forests

    Cameron Clark

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you followed media coverage of the sale at Yellowwood State Forest, you might be surprised to read that headline. The veteran foresters of the Department of Natural Resources planned and carried out the recent sale to harvest select trees from 299 acres of that forest’s back country.

  • Horse Rescue thanks generous community

    Horse Rescue South would like to thank all these businesses and great people for all the donations and help to make our fundraisers a success.

  • Troy and all the trucks

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    If it’s the job of a newspaper to occasionally lend an ear and give a voice to those who feel afflicted and it falls at times on its editor to lead that effort.

    Thus this column on behalf of Troy about the many, many trucks which pass through the town every day. “Afflicted” may be too strong of a word, but I fear some Troy residents feel overrun by truck traffic and sense their quality of life is being impacted.

  • Supporting United Way helps all of us

    United Way of Perry County’s yearly campaign is in full swing and once again your help is needed to make it a success. This year’s campaign hopes to raise $125,000 for support groups that provide important services in our community.

    United Way donations have supported our young people through 4-H and Scouting, Perry Childcare, those with physical and mental challenges through Anderson Woods Camp and provided emergency care to our own through the American Red Cross when fires, storms and other disasters strike.

  • Fair representation can’t be found in the legislature’s lobby

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    “Everyone, it seemed tried to get their pet issue some attention Tuesday,” the words sprang from the page like daggers to the eye – and the psyche – in Wednesday’s Courier-Press article about the start of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly.  It was a glaring statement that points to what most know but have little ability to correct; the influence of outside lobby in our policy making.