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Today's Opinions

  • Parks survey a stepping stone to improvement grants

    It has been a long, drawn-out process that has probably taken longer than it should have, but local city and county parks boards now have the data they need to prioritize their goals and compile their master plans for the next five years.

    The Perry County Parks Board began surveying area residents about what they want most from their parks in 2015 and continued to offer surveys online recently. This year it and the Tell City Parks Board combined to get Purdue University staffers to compile and analyze the results of surveys about all the parks in the county.

  • Why, Mr. Drug Dealer?

    Dear Dealer,

     

    I wonder, if you knew the destruction of what you do … would you stop? Would you turn your life around knowing you were saving lives and families by doing so? If you could follow all the little bags you exchange for cash on their full journey would it make you feel remorse?

    If you could see the child in fear, hiding in her older siblings bedroom while their parents fight? If you could see the children hungry, going to school with no lunch, making their own way there because their parents handed all their cash to you?

  • Strengthening pro-life laws


    Erin Houchin

    State Senator

     

    As your State Senator, working to improve the safety of all Hoosiers is one of my greatest responsibilities and privileges. This includes the safety of our most vulnerable – the unborn.

  • Complexities of job growth

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

  • Company claims about Dale plant wrong

    On March 21, Greg Merle sent a letter to the Dale Indiana Town Council  refuting “misleading and false information” about his proposed $2.5 billion coal-to-diesel plant in Dale. His reply contained a number of falsehoods, which I feel must be addressed.

    1. “Any emissions from this plant will be low compared to other industries.”  We disagree. The emissions from this plant will go far beyond the plant itself.  This plant’s product is diesel. 

  • Enjoy summer’s blessings

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day still serves as the official kickoff to summer, and it certainly felt like summer over the weekend. What seemed to be a late spring with late bouts of snow showers has finally given way to full-blown hot weather.

  • Why new homes in Perry County cost more

    Last month, the United States Census Bureau reported a 52 percent increase in single-family building permits from February 2018 to March 2018. Continuing in the trend, data shows a 7 percent increase in permits from March of this year to April when 1,640 permits were pulled. ,308 permits were

    This number indicates a 25 percent growth from April of last year, when 1pulled.

  • Feathered and furry pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I like all animals. I like that I live in the country and get to see all kinds of creatures. But when they get my blueberries before me or when they open the birdseed can in the middle of the night or when they dig up flower pots or nibble off the tops of perennials or ... well, you surly understand.