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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t be afraid to ask tough questions about Riverview Energy project

    Dear Fellow Citizens:

     

    Since our letter to the editor last October, more information has come out about this project which was previously such a secret. Of course, the Lincolnland Economic Development Corp. and Riverview Energy Corp. (the company heading this project) have provided a glowing and idealistic picture of how wonderful this project will be for Dale and the entire area. Also, there is an impression that everyone is just thrilled about it.

    Some questions and concerns come to mind. You may have the same or different ones.

  • Respecting diversity

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s mid-Lent and I’ve been doing my very best to keep up the ages-old Christian tradition of marking the spiritual significance of Lent, the 40 days before Easter.

  • Plants and insects come alive in spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    The hostas and daylilies are barely poking out of the ground and I’m already noticing signs of slug activity! The primrose and lungwort have been munched on; bagworms are dangling from the pines and the next generation of borers are stirring beneath the bark getting ready to emerge and reproduce; the larvae of the holly leaf-miner are ready to become flies.

  • USDA to help feed hungry children this summer

    MICHAEL DORA

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?”

  • Commonsense financial reform for banks

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate

     

    The Senate is on the verge of doing something very helpful to small businesses and Hoosier families this month: overcoming the overwhelming partisan gridlock of Washington to pass a bipartisan package to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on small financial institutions and expand protections for consumers, servicemembers, and veterans.

  • ‘Black Panther’ is one of Marvel’s best

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

    Marvel comic book movies can be exhausting. It seems like each one only exists to set up the next movie. They’re all well-made, entertaining films and are even unique, but you always get the feeling that you’re watching a preview for the next, bigger movie.

  • Help and responsibility

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    President Donald Trump has proposed shaking up one of our nation’s most important and expensive public safety net programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known and still commonly called “food stamps.”

    I think generating new ideas about how to help people who need help with less money is a good thing.

    SNAP serves millions of people in the U.S., including a good number of people in Perry County.

  • CVB gift shop will be missed

    We were disappointed to learn that the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose office is located inside the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street, is phasing out its gift shop.

    We don’t regularly cover meetings of the CVB board but, as we understand it, the vote to close the gift shop divided its members, with some in favor of the decision while others wanted the store to stay.