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Today's Opinions

  • Create a pollinator-friendly backyard

    Sara Dzimianski

    Purdue Extension

     

    Pollinators are vital to life on earth. Without butterflies, bees, moths and other pollinators, we would not see the great variety of plant life that exists on this planet. Many of our favorite foods depend on insect pollination. Without pollinators we would not have peaches, pumpkins, or pears.

  • Time to get involved in the bicentennial

    Perry Hammock

    Guest Columnist

     

    With springtime beginning to bloom in Indiana, our Bicentennial year is passing fast. Now is the time for every Hoosier to be involved in marking 200 years of our state’s history and progress. Now is the time to build toward a prosperous future.

    Just as the engine of Indiana is fueled by citizens working to move the state forward, so a successful Bicentennial observance is powered by the efforts of everyday Hoosiers.

  • In making yard, garden decisions, mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly is can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials. But which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • (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.