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Today's Opinions

  • Facade program will be good for Tell City

    Considering a winter storm had passed through earlier in the week, we were glad to see a good number of people present at Wednesday evening’s meeting on Tell City’s new facade-improvement program.

    Sponsored by Brick by Brick on Main, the name for what was formerly the Tell City Development and Action Committee, the facade program will provide matching money for businesses owners who want to improve the appearance of their facades, or front areas, of their buildings.

  • Moonshine then and now

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Kathy and Mike Finley provided the above photo of Perry and Spencer County moonshiners who were arrested in October 1927. The men were photographed standing in front of their “paddy wagon.” A few look pretty defiant despite their arrests, especially the fellow puffing a cigar.

  • Snow, deicing agents and plants

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Up until recently our mild winter has seen little snow. Snow has an insulating effect which is particularly useful when we have frigid temperatures; otherwise it can be a joy to snow lovers and a nuisance to those who would rather be “snow birds.”

  • Another forest pest looms

    Editor’s Note: This article was written by Chris Thornton, a Hoosier National Forest silviculturist.

     

    As I write this, if I look closely, I can see the start of woodpeckers attacking ash trees as they feast on emerald ash borer larvae chewing away under the bark. We should see woodpecker damage from their feeding on this pest over the winter as the beetle has moved across the southern part of the state, infesting trees in its wake.

  • State superintendent of public instruction addresses ISTEP concerns

    Glenda Ritz

    Superintendent ofPublic Instruction

     

    As you know, 2015 ISTEP results were recently released. The Spring 2015 version of ISTEP measured student progress on the new college and career ready Indiana Academic Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. These standards, which were first taught during the 2014-15 school year, represent higher-level thinking skills. The results of the new ISTEP test reflect an increase in expectations regarding students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Duck tape - the wonder tool

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    First, being upfront, I wish I owned stock in the company or companies that manufacture and sell duck tape (or is it duct tape?). However, I don’t.

    Like many folks, I use duck tape for many things, and others use if for many purposes most people would never think of. There are even websites touting the varied uses. Some are very practical. Some are just plain crazy.

  • Kleeman: Thanks for 39 years of support

    Jan. 1 marked my first day being retired from Lincoln Hills Development Corp. after a 39 year career, including 35 years as chief executive officer.

  • Still uninsured? Get help

    Are you working hard at a job that doesn’t provide health insurance? Tired of being worried sick about what a visit to the doctor might cost?  Know someone drowning in medical bills?

    If any of this hits home, there is help.  

    This year alone, a record-breaking more than 8.6 million people have enrolled or had their coverage renewed,

    through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace. Demand is high because people are eager to take advantage of all the cost savings available to them to get insured.