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Columns

  • The world is gaining on the American model

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    Data offers a perspective that some American fundamentals are being better applied in other countries. Don’t shoot the messenger. Because some will say, figures lie and liars figure, as the old adage goes, and that’s a concept not lost here.

  • Welcome, St. Nick

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Tuesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate tucked inside Wednesday morning, the start of St. Nicholas Day

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • Real opioid challenges remain

    MICHAEL HICKS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The Thanksgiving,  Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a time of family gatherings, shared memories, joyful reunions and hopeful talk about the future. However, in too many households, talk of addiction and lament over wrecked lives will intrude upon the abundance of a holiday table.

    This should occasion serious thinking about the challenges of drug use, especially opioid addiction today.

  • Small steps will save big money

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Taking care of your lawn and garden equipment can make the difference between having stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t. After you are finished preparing your plants for winter, don’t forget about your equipment and garden ornaments.

    In most of our gardens, we have more than plants. Birdbaths, decorative planters, terracotta pots, lawn furniture and hoses need the same consideration we give our plants. All of these items can be damaged during the winter if not stored properly.

  • DNR seeks to preserve, promote state’s forests

    Cameron Clark

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you followed media coverage of the sale at Yellowwood State Forest, you might be surprised to read that headline. The veteran foresters of the Department of Natural Resources planned and carried out the recent sale to harvest select trees from 299 acres of that forest’s back country.

  • Troy and all the trucks

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    If it’s the job of a newspaper to occasionally lend an ear and give a voice to those who feel afflicted and it falls at times on its editor to lead that effort.

    Thus this column on behalf of Troy about the many, many trucks which pass through the town every day. “Afflicted” may be too strong of a word, but I fear some Troy residents feel overrun by truck traffic and sense their quality of life is being impacted.

  • Fair representation can’t be found in the legislature’s lobby

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    “Everyone, it seemed tried to get their pet issue some attention Tuesday,” the words sprang from the page like daggers to the eye – and the psyche – in Wednesday’s Courier-Press article about the start of the 2018 Indiana General Assembly.  It was a glaring statement that points to what most know but have little ability to correct; the influence of outside lobby in our policy making.

  • State’s population decline no mystery

    Michael Hicks

    Guest Columnist

     

    My job affords me the opportunity to speak often in different communities inside and outside of Indiana. As it turns out, population change always emerges as a prime topic in the question and answer period. But there’s a curious asymmetry to the questions.

  • As the holiday season nears, are you thankful for the church?

    By Charles Areson

    Guest Columnist

     

    As we enter a season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, our hearts normally turn toward the things of which we are thankful and the gifts we have given and received. In that spirit, I would like to ask you to think of the church, specifically, the churches of Tell City.

  • We all need change

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Editor’s Note: This column first appeared in January 2003 and seemed appropriate to republish with recent news.

     

    If rain could wash away sins, most umbrellas would go unused. A cold drizzle fell on a middle-aged man’s head as he trotted into a brightly-lit church one Sunday evening in upstate New York. I was on a short vacation and had ventured off the throughway looking for supper and a hotel.