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Today's Opinions

  • Insignificant stories steal more and more attention

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    Lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Trivial turmoil fills more of our nightly newscasts and Facebook news feeds all the time, slowly becoming the main content of each medium.

    One example is Kathy Griffin’s recently posted video to social media in which she held a bloodied mask of President Donald Trump, apparently simulating his severed head.

  • Rome’s Dogwood day great

    The 2017 Dogwood Festival at Rome was a wonderful success. We have so many people to thank for helping us with this day. The Perry County News helps advertise the event and always shows us at our best. 

    John Guillaume and Sweetwater entertained the crowd with their music. Noble’s IGA works with us on the food. So many thanks to the people who come each year to eat and enjoy the day. 

  • Politicians must be civil in dealing with media

    When Richard Nixon was president, he kept an “enemies list” that included more than 50 media members (Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, actress Carol Channing and New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath were among many others on that eclectic list).

  • Summers are too fleeting

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I sorely miss the summers of my teens and 20s. The older I get, the more I want them back.

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without jobs, mortgages or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.

  • Freedom is not free

    On Monday, Memorial Day, the nearly 1.7 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary encourage each American to take time embracing the feeling of honor, patriotism and pride while we pause to remember our nation’s fallen.

  • It’s mid-May ... sweet potato planting time

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Once again, we enjoyed sweet potatoes all winter long from a fantastic harvest last fall. I planted out about 25 organic slips purchased from Country Corner Greenhouse in Shepherdsville, Ky., in late May and, by early November, we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods.

  • 2017 River Sweep needs volunteers

    Mark your calendars the Perry County Recycling Management District again will be sponsoring the annual 2017 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    This project is organized by Orsanco (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission). It partners with other agencies interested in making a difference in the environment and in keeping the Ohio River and the other rivers clean and their banks beautiful.

  • Bits of wisdom at age 50

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I turn 50 tomorrow. Instead of a column attempting to offer some reflection on the milestone, I’m sharing a few thoughts garnered over 50 years of life.