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Today's Opinions

  • Soil and water conservation district values nature

    Every Earth Day, we at the Perry Soil and Water Conservation District reflect on the beauty of the natural resources we get to enjoy in Perry County.

    Our staff is grateful for the opportunity to work with members of the community to facilitate voluntary initiatives to conserve land, water, forests and wildlife in our area. We are one of 92 Soil and Water Conservation Districts across the state – and nearly 3,000 across the nation – that provide a neighborly presence to help preserve and protect the natural resources that we all love.

  • Fire restores prairie

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre, tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program.  Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways. Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done. 

  • Legalized monopolies go against capitalism

    There may be risks in vaping an electronic cigarette, but the government shouldn’t circumvent the existing standards of law in its regulation.

    In 2016, a bill passed the Indiana legislature that, through extremely specific criteria, essentially gave one security firm, Mulhaupt’s Inc. of Lafayette, the right to approve or disapprove electronic cigarette liquid manufacturers in the state.

  • Eclipse buzz growing

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Before you read any further, grab a pen and paper and jot down the following date and event: “Aug. 21, 2017. Eclipse of the sun.”

    The big event, the buzz is just beginning to stir, is just a few months off. But big events deserve pre-planning, and the first major solar eclipse for many of us will be a milestone event to remember.

    Lots of people will be hosting eclipse parties. I’ve heard about four already in Perry and Spencer counties alone.

  • Tell City needs a cinema

    We’ll let the criminal and civil cases against William Lillpop work their way through the court system but we will use this space today to voice our strong hope that a theater remains in Tell City.

  • Support needed for homegrown biofuels

    Homegrown biofuels are propelling Indiana’s economy forward. Our 14 ethanol   plants not only provide a vital market for Indiana crops, they support thousands of jobs statewide.

    That’s why it is critical for Indiana lawmakers like Sen. Todd Young and  Congressman Larry Bucshon to stand up for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which protects consumer access to biofuels. Thanks to this policy, farmers  get to compete at the pump. And it’s working.

  • Good Friday dinner a big success

    On Good Friday, Brick by Brick and St. Benedict’s Brew Works hosted a fund-raising buffet at the Tell City Depot.

    More than 200 people attended during the day and the funds raised will help Brick by Brick continue its mission of improving the appearance of downtown Tell City.

    Over the past year, we have provided cost-sharing funds to several businesses who made improvements to their properties.

    Thanks to everyone who attended and Brick by Brick members for giving up their time on Good Friday to work the grills, serve meals and clean tables.

  • Syrian strike an abandonment of policy BRIAN D. GRAY

     

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    I see it already, Republicans going after former President Barack Obama to be the blame for this past week’s gas attack on Syrian civilians by Syrian president Assad.