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Columns

  • COLUMN: The truth about postal reform

    By REEN ANFINSON
    Guest Columnist

    Now that the U.S. Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing U.S. Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. Business Week recently catalogued unhappy stakeholders, including postal unions, postal management and some Republicans who wrongly think the bill burdens taxpayers.

  • COLUMN: Chapel project nears end

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    The mighty cathedrals of Europe often took centuries to build. My chapel, much smaller in scope but seemingly as daunting, has only taken three years. I guess that’s not too shabby as far as progress.

    While a decent amount of work remains to be done before a final open house the weekend of June 16-17, I’m happy to report the family-chapel project’s finish line is in sight.

  • COLUMN: GO STEM comes to Holiday World

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN
    District 74 State Representative

    Calling all girls … future scientists, engineers, researchers and mathematicians. On June 3-7 the University of Southern Indiana will host its second annual GO – Girls Only – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics Education camp with residents on the USI campus.

  • COLUMN: Facebook friends and drama

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    I’m not the biggest user of Facebook. Far from it. I post photographs taken for the newspaper – and the occasional personal collection of pictures – and breaking news. Other staff and I also do that on The Perry County News’ Facebook page.

    In comparison, some people document their every move on Facebook, what restaurant they’re eating at, what movie they’re watching and, literally, when they’re doing the laundry on a Sunday night.

  • COLUMN: Counties receive community asset inventory report card

    By SUE ELLSPERMANN
    District 74 State Representative

    Most of us really don’t like to receive a grade score … unless we are assured an A or B.  That said, letter grades give us a strong indication of “where we stand.”  

  • COLUMN: Outwitted by a turtle

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Wars aren’t won in a single day but two days of trying to trap an elusive snapping turtle had me shaking my head in frustration last week.

  • COLUMN: Levco will serve the county well

    By ROD ACCHIARDO
    County Prosecutor

    On Monday, April 9, the Perry County Council held an emergency session to hear my petition to hire a part-time Deputy IV-D prosecutor.

    In 1975, Congress amended the Social Security Act, Title IV, Part D – hence the Title IV-D – to provide greater assistance to the states in establishing paternity and enforcing child-support orders.

  • COLUMN: Let’s keep Hoosier athletics fair

    By GENE RESS
    Guest Columnist

    My credentials for expressing my opinions in this column, among other things, include nearly 50 years of sports medicine as a team physician in southern Indiana; being a school-board member for 15 years, both positions for the Tell City-Troy Township school system and being a member of the Indiana Football Hall of Fame.

    I have been a sports fan for more than 70 years. I have expressed my concerns often to the IHSAA, including all of the years my cousin, Blake Ress, was commissioner.

  • COLUMN: No shirt on a frosty night

    By VINCE LUECKE
    Editor

    Lost: A nice, blue flannel shirt last seen Wednesday night in New Boston. If found, please call 547-3424.

  • COLUMN: ‘Hunger Games’ not just for teens

    By ERIC HARRIS
    Film Review