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Columns

  • Simple steps in 2014

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    I used to be big into New Year’s resolutions and charted major goals for the coming 12 months. I was occasionally successful but inevitably the big plans I set: losing weight, exercising more and working less, never lasted beyond early February.

    A couple of years ago I did succeed in a goal of writing hand-written letters, as opposed to text messages, Facebook posts or emails to people I no longer see often but try to stay in contact with.  

  • American Indians settled in area long before Europeans arrived

    MOLLY HALL
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    The earliest known inhabitants of our county is a group of people by a nomadic or semi-nomadic race called the Mound Builders. They received this name due to their nature of building mounds of earth and stone for religious, ceremonial, burial and residential purposes.

  • Young people identify forest as county asset

    JUDI PEREZ
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Students from Tell City noted the beauty and value of the Hoosier National Forest lands located in and around Perry County in the Dec. 12 edition of The Perry County News.

    While most people do their outdoor recreating in the spring, summer, and fall, even during the short, crisp days of winter the Hoosier National Forest is open and ready to be explored and enjoyed.  

  • Arnold: Interns sought for new legislative session

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    I hope that everyone had a very happy, healthy and safe Christmas season this year. The excitement of session is nearly upon us, and I am very eager to get back to the Statehouse and fight for our community.

    As I update you on the happenings of the legislative session, I want to let you know that there are great opportunities here at the Statehouse for students to have an immersive learning experience.

  • Stay safe during the cold

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    By the time your eyes scan the opening words of this column, it’s cold outside. Really cold.

    As of Friday, weather forecasters were calling for not only a dose of snow for Sunday, but bitterly cold temperatures that would reach well below zero. In fact, today’s high temperature may remain below zero.

    It’s the coldest it’s been in more than a decade.

  • Everyone needs a giving bench

    ANNA SEIFERT
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    My name is Anna and I have a giving bench. Before I begin my story, I have to give praise to God and credit to my wonderful friend, Emilie, who started this whole idea with just a simple, loving gesture.

    Her heart is so big and her imagination is so broad that she has changed my life forever. I love you, my dear friend.

    It all began with a little grocery store bag left on my bench out front. It is protected somewhat from the rain and weather by a small overhanging roof.

  • The Christmas Mouse

    JIM ADKINS
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    A few years back Perry County was battered by what seemed an arctic blast during early December. My wife and I weathered the storm in our old farmhouse out on Dauby Lane that is leaning toward the century mark.

    Oh, its been remodeled and is in good shape, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s old.

  • Snow gets to us all

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Snow has a love-hate relationship with those on whom it falls. Many of us cringe at the very word. We hate snow for what it creates and leaves behind: slick roads, fender benders, sidewalks to shovel, wet shoes and cold toes.

    Many of us have had enough of winter already and it’s not even New Year’s yet.

  • As Blue Bridge reopens, expect red carpet treatment from Owensboro Health

    Philip Patterson
    Guest Columnist

    Think of it as a welcome mat.  The Glover Cary Bridge, freshly repainted and open for business, is once again escorting passengers into Owensboro, Ky. If you haven’t been to our city for a while, I think you will be surprised to learn how much has changed in the past six months.

    • Many exciting construction projects are happening downtown, including a sparkling new convention center, set to open early next year.

    • Restaurants and other businesses are growing.

  • Generation Gap: Cathy Hammack

    BRYSON NAVIAUX
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Bryson Naviaux, who profiles Cathy Hammack.