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Columns

  • Mayapple digs were memorable

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • Climate change: A look at problems and possibilities

    BRETT SANDERS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Why has humanity done so little over the past four decades to rein in carbon emissions?

    The main reason, Naomi Klein argues in “This Changes Everything,” is that the necessary actions “fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism, the reigning ideology for the entire period we have been struggling to find a way out of this crisis.”

  • Fire restores prairie

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Back in 2007 we installed a 5-acre, tall-grass prairie with assistance from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Habitat Improvement Program.  Each year they assist a number of landowners in various ways that improve habitat, prevent erosion and protect waterways. Basically, you do the work but they supply you with the materials needed to get the job done. 

  • Eclipse buzz growing

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Before you read any further, grab a pen and paper and jot down the following date and event: “Aug. 21, 2017. Eclipse of the sun.”

    The big event, the buzz is just beginning to stir, is just a few months off. But big events deserve pre-planning, and the first major solar eclipse for many of us will be a milestone event to remember.

    Lots of people will be hosting eclipse parties. I’ve heard about four already in Perry and Spencer counties alone.

  • Syrian strike an abandonment of policy BRIAN D. GRAY

     

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    I see it already, Republicans going after former President Barack Obama to be the blame for this past week’s gas attack on Syrian civilians by Syrian president Assad.

  • Ousting Assad a NATO duty

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perrycountynews.com

     

    At the front, it’s unfathomable to imagine a leader in modern times deploying toxic gases, even amid a civil war. Many news sources point out that the tide was turning toward Assad’s favor in Syria and the tactic was meant simply to instill terror.

    What he did is reprehensible. And with that in mind, the strikes by American Forces can be applauded, especially for people who couldn’t protect themselves.

    However, that is where accolades cease.

  • Phone snub, an offence made by all ages

    By JAKE BETHEL

    Feature Writer

     

    The hackneyed idea that younger people are always on their phones and don’t engage in as much in-person communication as previous generations is not accurate and the blame within the complaints is foolishly misrepresentative of the population as a whole.

  • Trump’s order may fall short on EPA rollback

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist

     

    With the stroke of a pen last week, President Donald J. Trump undid all of the progress his predecessor had made in fighting climate change.

    Or did he?

    Rolling back the clock on environmental regulations was certainly the president’s intent.

    “I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion and to cancel job-killing regulations,” Trump said during a signing ceremony at the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Plant symbolism often religious

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Plants have long been associated with symbolism. When the masses needed to be influenced, it was more effective using plants and flowers to explain the mysteries of the world because most people were illiterate. You may not have been able to read the words but you certainly could have related to the lessons taught by using flowers as symbols.

    Christians were very good at this when explaining Christ’s life.

  • Packages delivered by the air: one step further from science fiction

    Jake Bethel

    Staff Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Potentially uplifting the customer’s online shopping experience, or a catastrophic letdown? We see both sides as Amazon steadily makes strides toward improving its proposed Amazon Prime Air delivery system, in which drones would deliver packages weighing less than 5 pounds to customers within 30 minutes or less.