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Today's Opinions

  • Local initiatives go a long way to clean up the community

    With questions about the future conditions of the U.S. ecosystem, local initiatives are more important than ever.
    Organized cleanups, like River Sweep, go a long way to protect our landscapes in the community and the Earth.
    The Ohio River Sweep is an event during which volunteers pick up debris along the river, in order to clean up over 3,000 miles of the shoreline.

  • Barnacles on plants are lichens

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Have you ever gotten blamed for something you hadn’t done? Most of us have experienced this and it is a dreadful feeling.

    Well, there are a great many things we blame erroneously on one thing or another, and lichens are one of them. Lichens, often described as barnacles by worried gardeners, usually show up on woody plants after some sort of thinning or decline has occurred. They are not the problem, only the result of a change in the plant’s environment.

  • On the road to Oz

    Vince Luecke
    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • Shade devices for the vegetable garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    It’s been hot and humid the last few weeks!  I was hopeful that this summer was going to be idyllic … at least we got pop up rain storms to keep things hydrated. These 90-degree days, however, are putting us on track for some serious heat and some of our vegetables will love it and some will not.

    I know we can’t change the ambient air temperature on a 90-degree day but we can provide some shade for our plants on the hottest days of the summer with reasonable results.

  • Thank you, Abbey Press

    The presses at Abbey Press in St. Meinrad are silent now. The stitchers, trimmers and binders, noisy for decades, are idle and the offices and cubicles of the sprawling sandstone building fronting Indiana 545 are empty. So are the warehouses half a mile down the highway.

    Abbey Press has all but closed and an online auction will offer much of the equipment later this month.

  • Forget the goofy typos

    Great column, Jake. (Insignificant stories steal more and more attention, June 5 issue). The world is falling apart around us, and so many folks are caught up in silly stuff.

    So Trump typed “covfefe” instead of coverage.  So what?  How many of us have written to our friends and sent out misspelled words, grammatical mistakes and other typos?  I agree with you; is this a national security issue like the Russian debacle?

    If typing covfefe instead of coverage is the worst of Trump’s sins, I would be delighted and relieved.

  • Progress in opioid fight

    U.S. Rep. Larry Bucshon

    Guest Columnist

     

    The opioid abuse epidemic has taken a heartbreaking toll here in Indiana and across the country.

    While we still have much work to do, over the past couple of years we’ve made significant progress to bring hope to our communities and expand access to treatment for those who need it.

  • A visit to the 1940s

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I seldom dream.

    I should say I seldom remember dreams. Everyone dreams often, sleep researchers say. But a dream Wednesday night has to go into the Top 5 ranking of my most vivid dreams. Perhaps because it woke me up and I stewed about its contents most of the morning.