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Today's Opinions

  • (Mis)Adventures in lawn mowing can be memorable

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    OK, so we were mowing a lawn in a rural part of Tell City on April 4. We hadn’t worked this yard before, so its variables were new to us. We usually walk a new yard before we mow it, but this one was about four acres, so we skipped that part figuring that it would take too long. I was about five minutes into it, mowing along a tree line when the unexpected happened.

  • Cannelton Auxiliary Easter egg hunt a hit

    The Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to our annual Easter Egg hunt. Thanks to Subway, Sonic, Taco Bell-KFC, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, Papa John’s, Long John Silvers, Chicago’s Pizza, Barge Inn, Pizza Hut, Thompson Tire, Tom and Jane Huber and Jane and Dan Hayden. Thanks for your support of our program.

     

    Tommee Sue Bunner

    Auxiliary President

    Cannelton Unit 142

  • Indiana’s infrastructure fix is inadequate

    This is being sent in response to the April 4 Perry County News editorial “Infrastructure always a sound investment.”

    I agree with the investment, especially with the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, which is long overdue and my thanks go to Mayor Mary Snyder and other Cannelton officials who advocated for years for this much needed repair. Why it took the state so long I will never understand.

  • Perry County’s Rome is my kind of town

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I was sorry to hear of the death of Eva Rose Miller of Rome. She passed away March 31, at the age of 81.

  • Classified forest tax breaks shouldn’t last forever

    We feel a sense of accomplishment when news stories generate comments and letters to the editor. That was the case after a front-page story earlier this year on an increase in the base valuation for classified forests.

    In case you missed the story, the state legislature passed and Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill increasing the assessed valuation of land in the classified forest program from $1 per acre to $13.29.

    Perry County is home to more than 59,000 acres of classified forest so the change affects a lot of people.

  • County needs to invest in EMS services

    Now that Perry County has a new public safety tax I think it is time for some long overdue improvements to our public safety. Residents of Perry County have done without adequate emergency ambulance service for too long.

    We have only one “on duty” ambulance crew for the entire county. This is far below the staffing levels of any nearby county and also far below the minimum needed for a county of this size and population.

  • Indiana agriculture steps up to the challenge

    Indiana Farm Bureau is known for grassroots policy positions - standing for something and working to make it happen. This approach has been true since our beginning in 1919 and was more evident than ever during the 2016 legislative session.

  • Keeping our veterans employed

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    One of the most rewarding parts of being the state representative for District 74 is seeing results from our work in the Indiana General Assembly. This week, I was pleased to see our efforts to better serve Hoosier veterans are continuing to pay off.