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Columns

  • 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.

  • Who was Lee Oswald?

    FRANK SANDAGE
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    Have you ever thought about the anatomy of human destructiveness? I am going to put Lee Oswald on my psychiatric couch for you in order to explain him in terms of his individual psychology.

    I start with this understanding. Man’s awareness of himself as being in a strange and overpowering world and his consequent sense of impotence could easily overwhelm him.

  • ’Twas just days before Christmas

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perry countynews.com

    ’Twas four days before Christmas and all through my house, there were no Christmas decorations for anyone to see, not even a little tree. Sorry, I could not find a rhyme for “mouse.”

    As I finish this column on Friday, my house in New Boston is void of any real Christmas cheer. I have yet to find a tree, string lights or pull out stockings, figurines or any of the other Christmasy items I keep in a spare bedroom.

  • Veterans need more than a day; they need a career

    THOMAS KENNEDY
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    America is home to 21.2 million veterans – men and women who were willing to risk their lives for our country.

    Unfortunately, many of these veterans face a daunting personal battle here at home: finding work. According to the labor department, more than 700,000 U.S. veterans are currently unemployed. This simply isn’t acceptable. Our veterans have earned the opportunity to earn a living and take part in the very society they fought to defend.