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Columns

  • Mysterious Ark Encounter

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Secluded in the middle of a vast clearing in Grant County, Ky., stands a rather conspicuously majestic structure. The Ark Encounter was built to be a historically and Biblically accurate replica of Noah’s Ark, in case you’ve missed the headlines regarding the financial aspects and hiring practices of the project.

  • Americans must reject Hillary Clinton

    TIM KLOEPPEL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

  • Hillary Clinton’s legacy of failure

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Having read Brett Sanders’ letter of the last week, I have to conclude that his rather tenuous tether to reality is coming unwound. His initial premise, that Hillary Clinton is honest, ruins his shot at credibility for the rest of the piece. It is as if he is living in an alternative universe where up is down and bad is good. We are warned of this in the Bible where the book of Isaiah says, “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.”

  • Predictability an asset

    MARK BENNETT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    They’re calling us boring. I’m not sure if we Hoosiers can take such an assault sitting down, unless it involves eating a bag of chips while reclining in a lounge chair at the mall.

  • More thoughts on the Gen. Lafayette story

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    On June 30, The Perry County News printed a guest column titled “Give Historical Credit Where Credit Is Due.”

    The subject of this article involves the 1825 shipwreck of the steamboat Mechanic in which Revolutionary War Hero General Marquis de Lafayette was a passenger. Mr. Saalman, the author, implies that Lafayette never traveled to the Perry County side of the river during the time he was stranded because of the wreck.

  • Wyandotte Caves a hidden gem

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    For the first time since 2009, both the little and big Wyandotte Caves in O’Bannon Woods State Park are open to the public.

    This past weekend, I joined several folks from the Department of Natural Resources and the lieutenant governor for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially reopen the caves.

    These caves, located in Leavenworth, have been a part of our history for thousands of years. The very first guided tours were conducted in 1851.

  • Presidential politics and Donald Trump

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Dear fellow citizens and potential Trump voters: In this appeal to your reason and your civic conscience,

    I will address two basic concerns: 1) the contempt directed at Hillary Clinton, which pushes some of you in Donald Trump’s direction; and, 2) the reasons that Trump’s election this November would be a mistake of epic proportions.

  • Harvest time key to curing onions, garlic and potatoes

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We harvested some fantastic looking potatoes and garlic over the weekend. I am so excited about the garden this year because it is performing so well.

    We need to wait a few more weeks on the onions as we wait for their “tops to flop” which allows them to store better. We have enjoyed some fresh green onion and bulbs, but for the bulk of the crop, we want to harvest and cure them properly so they will store well.

  • Don’t forget past wars

    BRIAN GRAY

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    What would America do today? The Fourth of July, our nation’s birthday has just passed and it got me wondering, since I’m such a history buff, what would today’s public and media think of these wars our fore fathers fought ...

  • A busy summer on the HNF

    ChrisZimmer

    GuestColumnist

     

    Although summer temperatures have been hot, work involving management of the Hoosier National Forest has been going well.

    Annual breeding bird surveys were completed in June on the Hoosier under an agreement with Purdue University. About 500 selected plots were visited to document all birds seen or heard there. For the first time, survey sites include non-forested areas, such as grasslands and openings managed as early-successional habitats for wildlife. A few areas also include wetlands.