Sept. 21, 2022
•Editor’s note: Harrison County Extension director Rebecca Wilkins responds to recent Live Wire calls: I appreciate your concern regarding our county 4-H program. Our 4-H Council invites all to come and learn more about our 4-H program and our county partnerships at our 4-H Council meetings. These meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at the Purdue Extension – Harrison County Office at 7 p.m. Our office number is 812-738-4236.
•I’m a conservative. I’m a Republican. I’m not a MAGA Trump supporter, although I did vote for him in two elections; I was voting for the lesser of two evils. Trump had great policies, but his huge ego is hard to take. Republicans and MAGA Trump supporters need to get behind a presidential candidate other than Donald Trump … There are many other potential Republican candidates that can make this country great again. Trump is not your savior.
•I noticed in the 100 years ago column there was a mention of a canning factory. I’m curious to know if anyone knows what they canned at that particular factory.
•I may not have liked everything that came out of President Trump’s mouth nor every one of his policies, but I very much did like having more money in my pocket, my 401(k) growing, being able to go to the grocery store and not paying double for food like we now are and gas prices being lower. … People that work hard every day deserve a break, and we’re not getting it from (President) Biden. …
•Some people are wondering why we are having all the floods, tornadoes, droughts, hurricanes and fires. It is simple: We have taken God out of this country. Our fore fathers would not like that. Put God back in, and see what a difference it will make.
•My name is Archie Crone; I’m 93 years old. I saw the lady, Olive Backherms, that had the end of her nose bitten off by the horse. She had a brother, Laurel, who married my sister, Ada Mae. As far as I know, the lady had to live with this injury because, at that time, there was no plastic surgery to help her.
•I keep seeing all these campaign signs for school board and it says Protecting our children. And I’ve got to wonder if that is like a legitimate worry about safety or is it made-up conservative nonsense like critical race theory and things that really don’t exist in schools.
•I guess it was Friday night fever in New Middletown ’cause from 7 to 8:30 there were over 150 cards and trucks that never stopped at the four-way. … Where’s the law when you need ’em? Write them tickets.
•Thanks to Amanda Ramos for her letter to the editor in last week’s paper pointing out that the Indiana state representatives do not represent the majority of people in the state of Indiana.
•I’m just here wondering why there’s still a building left on the old Gerdon Auto lot there. It looks really bad coming into Corydon to look at that building there by itself.
• … I see in the Live Wire this road’s bad, that road’s bad. If you want to see bad roads and streets, come down here and try to drive on the streets of Marengo …
•About a year or so ago, someone called in to the Live Wire suggesting we should read Dr. Wayne Willis’ column that he puts in The (Corydon) Democrat each week. I had never read one of his columns, but since then I’ve read every one and they’re wonderful. And I wish there was a book of all of his columns. I would love to read the ones that I had missed.
Editor’s note: Dr. Wayne Willis has a book, “Hope’s Daughter,” which contains 365 of his best Hope Notes. It was published in October 2014.
•I’d like to read in the Live Wire that the Harrison County fair board would also contribute money to pay for the blacktopping of the cattle barns at the fairgrounds. After all, the ag society owns the barns. A reasonable solution: Harrison County 4-H pay $25,000 and the Harrison County Ag Society pay $25,000. Splitting the cost is the best way to move forward on this.
•I was calling wondering why the state highway department’s not mowing. The weeds and Johnson grass growing up, you can’t even see to pull out on the roads, some of them.
• … I was listening to the news about how much the groceries went up, the chocolate, the butter, the rent, housing. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh.