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Columns

  • Police camp in good hands

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police organization has been busy lately, developing a new lodge building in Tell City and making plans for this year’s Camp with a Cop.

  • Nutrients key to good harvest

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse, sheep  chicken manure at the end of each season.

    The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant.  I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment!

  • Prison not the only recourse

    Brock Turner was wrong. And the judge who sentenced him on counts of rape, given the authority to weigh past action, was right; to a regard.

    The emotional scars to such victims are real and that damage cannot be undone. But does anyone really benefit from extended time served in prison – an institution that should be reserved for those who cannot exist in society?

  • The consequences of crime

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    The Perry County News’ team of writers works well together. But that doesn’t mean we always agree on the issues. This week’s pair of opinion pieces, presented here and in the column at the bottom of the page, are proof of that.

    I hope the two columns generate discussion about our criminal justice system and its shortfalls.

  • Squash and cucumber pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before the Fourth of July.

    But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night.   Last year, the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.

  • A bicentennial update

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Indiana’s bicentennial celebration is unfolding and there are several events planned across Perry County in coming months. The News has shared the news of several of them, including the torch relay’s visit to the county Sept. 10 and plans for the torch to travel through Derby, Rome, Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Protecting Indiana jobs

     

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senator

     

    I have always believed that our country works best when the middle class is strong. It’s good for families, businesses, and our local communities. For decades, the strength of the middle class has been rooted in a social contract between businesses and workers, a mutual understanding that the success of one contributes to the success of the other. 

  • The wonderful world of edible flowers

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I think about food so much this time of the year because vegetables abound and broilers and lambs are on pasture. I have a deep appreciation for homegrown food and this includes making it look pretty when it is served for a meal, especially when we have guests.

  • The bravest among us

    SEN. DAN COATS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Memorial Day is the day when we, as Americans, honor the brave heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives in order to preserve the freedoms we enjoy.

  • Honoring our fallen heroes

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74

     

    Throughout our history, more than 1 million Americans have lost their lives serving our country. Memorial Day gives us the opportunity to remember the men and women who sacrificed everything to protect the freedoms we enjoy today.

    While communities throughout the state will be celebrating Memorial Day in their own ways, it is important that we remember the true meaning of the holiday: to honor our service members who gave their last full measure of devotion to our nation.