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Today's Opinions

  • United Way helps to feed hungry children

    The Saint Paul Ministry of Charity would like to thank United Way of Perry County for their generous grant of $5,000 from their recent distribution of funds donated by many caring individuals and businesses in our community.

    Our organization oversees the Perry County Weekend Food Backpack Program.

    Each Friday during the school year, bags of non-perishable food help children from Cannelton, Perry Central, and Tell City meet their basic needs. We serve nearly 140 children each Friday.

  • Make animal control a priority

    JAMES CARTER

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This letter intends to clear up some confusion concerning an article published in the Perry County News Oct. 24 (“Animal control officer needed?”).

  • Fall means turtle soup

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s still the middle of autumn, Halloween is still a few days away and there’s not been a serious frost on the pumpkin. I love this time of the year.

    Even though I spend too much of it stuck indoors, it’s the best season to feel thankful and enjoy the great outdoors without the heat of summer. Thanksgiving comes a couple of weeks late in my mental calendar. Put it in early to mid November, when the harvest is wrapping up.

  • Your vote matters

    It’s been our practice to run a “get out the vote” editorial closer to the election, but we wanted there to be plenty of time until Election Day for us to encourage all Perry Countians who are eligible to cast ballots.
    Few people deny it’s important to vote, so we wonder why so many people don’t. Some simply don’t register. If you’re one of them, it’s too late to vote in next month’s election. But please do register.

  • Why United Way is important to our community

    MALLORY GEE

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    This community deserves a huge round of applause for last year’s United Way fundraising results. Because of your donations last year, we were able to raise $120,000 for the United Way of Perry County.

    As a second year campaign co-chair, I want to thank all our donors for their generous contributions. Let us make 2016 even greater!

  • Democracy’s Primer: Our two-party system

    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.This article was written by Scott L. Barnhart.

     

     

    How did we end up with a Two-Party System?

  • Democracy’s Primer: Our two-party system

    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.This article was written by Scott L. Barnhart.

     

     

    How did we end up with a Two-Party System?

  • Trunk Flare Should be Evident at Planting

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Hands down, this is the best time of the year for me. The weather has a subtlety about it, with extremes thrown in here and there as a reminder that Mother Nature will do as she pleases.  I am tired from the summer but reinvigorated when the light changes and the blue sky becomes clearer. I can think about gardening again with a smile on my face.