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Columns

  • Thanks for the work experience

    MORGAN HAAFF
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • Take time to honor the spirit of Memorial Day

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But it’s Memorial Day we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the coming week and holiday weekend to honoring. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Advocating for local entrepreneurship

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    Last week I talked in depth about the importance of buying produce and meats from local farmers and by doing this, we are supporting our friends and neighbors while boosting the local economy.

  • Ticks survive subzero temps

    Phil Junker
    Outdoor Tales

    Winter was tough. It had a negative impact on many things, including some plants and animals. But it apparently didn’t hurt the tick population.

    People often think the number of ticks expands during a mild winter and their numbers are reduced by really cold weather. And this past winter, there was plenty of really cold weather.

    However, research reveals it is almost impossible to freeze out the tiny pests.

  • Get ready for more of the same

    Lee Hamilton
    Center on Congress

    I  felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. I was returning from Easter recess and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. But, as I said, it was brief.

    That’s because the talk turned out to be just that. Immigration reform appears to be headed nowhere, as do tax reform and budgetary discipline. The minimum-wage increase died in the Senate.

  • COLUMN: Editorial failed to present all the facts

    By MENDY LASSALINE
    Perry County Assessor

    This is in response to the May 5 Perry County News editorial titled “Assessor: Do what’s right for community.”

    I feel that a response is warranted and I will address some facts that were left out of the editorial. Since I was not contacted before this was printed, it is my duty to inform the community of what they were denied knowing.

  • COLUMN: Proud to call Tell City and Perry County our new home

    By ZACHARY and LAURA SCHILLING
    Guest Columnists

    Editor’s Note: This is one of an occasional series of guest columns by people who have chosen to move to Perry County or who have chosen to remain here. Columns are provided by the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, a subgroup of the Perry County Development Corp.

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Darla Jordan

    By BREANNA SWANEY
    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 Breanna Swaney, who profiles her grandmother, Darla Jordan.

  • COLUMN: Your first invitation ... eclipse party 8.21.17

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Before you read any further, grab pen and paper and jot down the following: “Aug. 21, 2017. Solar eclipse party, New Boston.”

    I know the date’s more than three years way. But big events deserve preplanning and the first total solar eclipse for many of us is a milestone event.

    Lots of people will be hosting eclipse parties but I wanted to be first. I’m planning on having one heck of an event. Consider it an extra-early invitation.

  • Relative strangers

    JIM ADKINS
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    I was driving my truck along Main Street in Tell City a few years ago when I caught sight of an older, somewhat disheveled man walking along the sidewalk. There wasn’t anything extraordinary about him, just an average guy really, but I noted that as he walked, he held his head low and moved slowly, almost aimlessly. Suspecting that he was depressed about something I reflected on tough times in my own life. Must be down on his luck, I thought as I passed. “Hope things pick up for you, Bud,” I whispered as I sped by.