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Columns

  • Preserve, pass on your family traditions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    My visit over the weekend of Jan. 2-3 to the Tempel farm just outside of Dale brought back plenty of memories from childhood. More than 50 members of that family gathered to butcher hogs. The Journal-Democrat published a story and photos in last week’s issue.

  • Get ‘outta’ my yard

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    We have three minpins that are so high strung that they make Barney Fife seem as mellow as Perry Como. This pack of dogs bark when the leaves rustle, and are very territorial. Nothing misses their watchful eyes. They live in our large back yard and thrive there.

    The other night at about 3 a.m., the pins began barking; all three of them at once. Nothing new there, but the timbre of their bark was different; lower and more ominous.

  • District 74’s Arnold: I want to hear from you!

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    House District 74

     

    Happy New Year! It is 2016 and with a new year comes a fresh start and great anticipation for the months ahead. I hope everyone had a relaxing and memorable holiday season. I enjoyed the quality time with my friends and family on Christmas and the week following.

  • Numbers that truly count

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

    I’m a creature of habit and ritual and my love of annual traditions extends to holidays such as tomorrow’s observance of New Year’s. Like a lot of people, I adopt a resolution or two, most of which (with the exception of losing weight) I’m able to keep – at least for several months if not the entire year.

  • Our civic responsibilities

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I’ve grown so accustomed to biting my tongue around politicians, I’m fortunate to have kept the ability to speak. I spend as much time in public meetings as just about any elected official in Perry County and it’s certainly difficult at times to not speak my mind during public debates.

  • Amid the dark shadows, Christmas shines brightly

    SAMUEL PADGETT

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    My family has made it a tradition to watch the film “the Nativity Story” every year before Christmas. This movie, which was released in 2006 by New Line Cinema, attempts to tell the story surrounding the birth of Jesus.

  • Never stop learning

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist

     

    This is the third of three articles about my decision to quit teaching. Part one was mainly about my reasons regarding the opinions of educators and state policy regarding education. Part two was about my decision to go from teaching to factory work. Part three is about my experience at Cannelton and general thoughts on teaching practices. I’ll try my best (and fail) to keep these articles focused.

  • Memories of Christmases past

    Editor’s note: This column originally ran in the Dec. 20, 2010 issue.

  • Why not the Donald?

     

    FRANK SANDAGE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    If you like presidential politics, this is the year for it. If you have waited until now, it may be to late.

    Last July, the media was promoting Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush as the final match for the presidential election next fall.           

  • Boxcar confession: We wuz robbed

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Column

     

    My wife and I took a journey back in time a few weeks ago. The escape mechanism wasn’t a DeLorean DMC-12, but rather a train, the French Lick Scenic Railway to be precise. It was an old train, though of what vintage I am unable to say, lets just be satisfied that it was mature.