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Today's Opinions

  • Real opioid challenges remain

    MICHAEL HICKS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The Thanksgiving,  Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a time of family gatherings, shared memories, joyful reunions and hopeful talk about the future. However, in too many households, talk of addiction and lament over wrecked lives will intrude upon the abundance of a holiday table.

    This should occasion serious thinking about the challenges of drug use, especially opioid addiction today.

  • Welcome, St. Nick

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Tuesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate tucked inside Wednesday morning, the start of St. Nicholas Day

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • Sex, power and respect

    This editorial first appeared in the Spencer County Journal-Democrat.

     

    The halls of power in both the public and private sectors have recently been wracked by accusations of sexual harassment. From moguls to office holders and candidates, allegations of past misconduct have begun to rise to the surface amid a nationwide reckoning with the issue.

  • Small steps will save big money

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Taking care of your lawn and garden equipment can make the difference between having stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t. After you are finished preparing your plants for winter, don’t forget about your equipment and garden ornaments.

    In most of our gardens, we have more than plants. Birdbaths, decorative planters, terracotta pots, lawn furniture and hoses need the same consideration we give our plants. All of these items can be damaged during the winter if not stored properly.

  • Making Cannelton Christmases brighter

    Another Christmas season is upon us and it is time to decorate the city. As you may know, it has been decades since the city, or any group supporting the city, has purchased commercial quality Christmas decorations to hang on the light poles along Highway 66 and Washington Street (Main Street).

  • City needs to encourage, not push away, home-based businesses

    I am concerned about the proposed limitation on home based businesses recently summarized in the News, as having received a “First Reading” at City Counsel. While the complete act was not printed, it did note that under the act, a home-based business could not occupy more than 15 percent of the residence.

  • DNR seeks to preserve, promote state’s forests

    Cameron Clark

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you followed media coverage of the sale at Yellowwood State Forest, you might be surprised to read that headline. The veteran foresters of the Department of Natural Resources planned and carried out the recent sale to harvest select trees from 299 acres of that forest’s back country.

  • Horse Rescue thanks generous community

    Horse Rescue South would like to thank all these businesses and great people for all the donations and help to make our fundraisers a success.