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Columns

  • A taste of early fall

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s technically not yet autumn. Halloween is still more than a month away and thanks to a summer with abundant rainfall (and the lingering effect of a few hurricanes) lawns are green and lush. But fall is just about here and that means it’s time for harvest parties and turtle soup.

  • Cool nights initiate bloom for holiday cacti

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    It looks like we are in a cool weather pattern, which got me thinking about some of my orchids and holiday cacti.

  • The importance of initiative

    Editor’s Note: This is one of a series of columns about workplace values written by community members. This one was written by recent Perry Central graduate  Hannah Hubert.

     

    Starting in junior high, teachers introduced students to the idea of being a, “self starter.” They wanted us to begin working without being told to, get assignments done before they were due, and to start projects on our own without help.

  • Labor makes us who we are

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    With the arrival of Labor Day, I wonder if there is as much emphasis placed on the value of work as there once was. I speak as someone raised on hard work and for whom labor is a big part of my life.

  • Favorite fall perennials

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

  • Waiting on Eclipse 2024

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Like a lot of people, I expected a bit more darkness when last Monday’s moon covered about 97 percent of the sun. The remaining 3 percent carried quite the punch.

  • An eclipse story worth remembering

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Now that much of the hoopla and ado concerning the solar eclipse is behind us, I’d like to tell you about the time that a solar eclipse actually saved a lot of lives and ended a war. It was awhile back and most of you won’t remember it so buckle up and let’s go.

    It was in 535 B.C., during the war between the Medes and the Lydians. I know, not one of the most famous altercations. During that six-year war, the two sides were fighting for control of Anatolia, an area near modern day Turkey.

  • Tree species saved and lost on the Hoosier National Forest

    Editor’s Note: This article was provided by the Hoosier National Forest and was penned by Chris Thornton, a silviculturist with the U.S. Forest Service.

     

    Every time I get out in the forests of southern Indiana; I’m reminded of the tree species that were once numerous here in the past. American chestnut, American elm, and butternut all come to mind.

  • Late summer goldenrod not the allergen you think it is

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I am allergic to many things and it is not just seasonal pollen … so trust me when I say don’t blame your late summer sneezes on this lovely perennial. There are about 100 species of goldenrod in North America, 20 of which can be found in our area.  So, it is no surprise that Solidago, or goldenrod, is Kentucky’s official state flower.

  • It’s Eclipse Day

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Today’s eclipse will be an event to remember and we’re not even in the zone of totality. All but 2 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon this afternoon and I’d suggest most Perry Countians will be watching, either through solar eclipse glasses or on TV or online.