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Today's Opinions

  • Thanks for making postal food drive a success

    The Council on Agencies would like to give a sincere thank you to the U.S. Post Office and all of the postal workers who collected food and to anyone who contributed food in the annual food rive.

    Also a thank you to the volunteers who helped in this drive and to anyone else who has given food to the Council of Agencies. It is very much appreciated.

    Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can contact a member by calling (812) 547-7393.

     

    Angie Garrett

    Treasurer, Perry County Council of Agencies

  • Thank you, Perry County Memorial Hospital

    To all doctors, nurses, security, cleaning crew, respiratory dept, telephone operators and anyone else I may have missed:

    My mom and I would like to sincerely thank you from the bottom to the top of our hearts.

    My mom came in to your hospital because her blood count was low and after being admitted and given blood, she had an attack of her appendix. She was then taken into surgery for an appendectomy.

  • 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!

  • Hillary Clinton’s progressive nightmare

    At a recent Hillary Clinton political rally in California, she expressed an unusual sentiment. The essence of what she said is that she is going to make America what they all know it can be. To make America what they all know it can be? You gotta be kidding!

  • Make farmers markets part of your summer

    Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers markets are underway and we hope more Perry Countians will take advantage of the opportunity to purchase locally raised fruits, vegetables and other products.

    The markets are held every Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m., and every Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. The first few events drew several people and vendors selling vegetables, crafts and bedding plants.  But we still hear that many residents don’t  know the markets are taking place or don’t know they are being held at the Tell City Depot.

  • 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.

  • Time for a review of Indiana alcohol laws

    Sunday liquor sales are the Cubs baseball team of legislative frustration. Next year is always the year when legislators will come to their senses and end Indiana’s status as the last state where Sunday carryout service is not allowed.

    But every year the effort falls short, and most times legislative proposals never even make it out of committee.