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Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Democrats’ ‘War on Women’ sign trying to create local issue when there is none

    Last week a sign with the words “Stop the War on Women. Vote Democrat” was placed at the corner of 12th Street and Indiana 37 in Tell City. It seems local Democratic Party leaders are once again trying to make an issue of something that is a non-issue on the local level.

    The first time they put up a sign it implied that their friends and neighbors who happen to be Republicans did not support our troops. This is an inference that was ridiculous and completely untrue.

  • COLUMN: A great place to call home

    By MARK WAHL
    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s note: The Quality of Life Committee sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp. is sharing stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.

    As I read the Perry County News, I notice the letters written by community members who have moved into the area. The letters are interesting and heartfelt. Then it clicked that I should write a letter that would encapsulate the move my family made from Santa Claus to Tell City.

  • COLUMN: Playing kids and graveyard laughter

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the one to go around telling ghost stories, even if Halloween is coming, but I’m pretty sure I overheard the laughter of departed souls Sunday.

  • EDITORIAL: The benefits of keeping it local

    Last Tuesday’s state-candidates forum included a question about ways the legislature can promote shopping, buying and eating locally. Responses included setting an example by committing to local buying, more aggressive marketing efforts, passing legislation that makes it easier for producers and merchants to sell their products at farmers markets, and closing corporate loopholes to shift the tax burden off of families and individuals, thereby increasing disposable income.

  • COLUMN: The yearly battle against the dropped pear insect gang

    By TOM TURPIN
    Guest Columnist

    One of the rites of fall in my backyard orchard is the dropping of the fruit from the old pear tree. My Bartlett pear seems to provide a bumper crop of fruit each year. And each year I can’t seem to figure out when it is time to harvest the pears so that they don’t end up on the ground.

    Over the years, I have come to believe that the pear tree harbors an evil streak. That tree seems to know when I am out of town for a day or two and takes the opportunity to drop its fruit en masse.

  • COLUMN: Enjoying fall activities in our community

    By LLOYD ARNOLD
    State Representative

    The autumn season is upon us, and we live in the best community to celebrate the changing of the seasons.

    With festivals taking place all around our district that celebrate southern Indiana’s heritage and history, we have so much to look forward to this fall.

  • United Way helps Perry County 4-H’ers reach their potential

    The Perry County 4-H Coun-cil would like to thank the United Way for their support of our program. 4-H has a long, rich history in our county. For the past 100 years, youth have been learning life skills by their involvement in 4-H. In its beginning, 4-H’ers would learn basic skills. Sewing, gardening, canning and all other aspects of farm life were the main projects taught in 4-H. Today those life skills are still taught but in a much broader sense. Projects from all aspects of life, regardless of where youth live, are offered. Many of those offered are science-based.

  • LETTER: Thank you for supporting hog roast

    The Rome Volunteer Fire Department would like to take the time to personally thank our community for all the hard work and generous donations that went toward our hog roast Sept. 21. We want to thank all of the guys who stayed up all night and cooked the meat. A big thank you to Jim Krutz for his free wagon rides and to Tony Rothrock and Jerry Willis for their good music.

    We also want to thank the following businesses for their drink donations: CVS, Noble’s IGA, T&R Liquors, Derby General Store, Alpine House and Bill’s IGA.