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Today's Opinions

  • Riverview wants to be a good neighbor

     

    As I’ve been meeting directly with residents, businesses and leaders in the Spencer County region over the past several months, my impression of the community has been reinforced again and again. Spencer County is brimming with wonderful people who understand that seeking development will lead to opportunities for economic advancement for generations to come. These people also understand that goal can be achieved in balance with environmental health.

  • The good, bad and the ugly

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

  • Townships remain a vital tool of local government

    Township government is alive and well. That is especially true in smaller, rural communities like those that comprise Perry County. Many of us know our township trustee and while we often don’t interact with that office directly, a good number of our friends and neighbors do.

    Despite proposals to do away with the office of township trustee, the position continues to exist because of the services they provide today and others they may offer in the years to come.

  • 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.