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Today's Opinions

  • My experience cadet teaching

    SARAH MANN
    GUEST COLUMNIST

    The vibrant lights are beating down on me, causing trickles of sweat to roll down my neck. To someone who does not know better, it would appear that I am simply flailing my arms in panic, but I am actually displaying what I have learned from cadet teaching for Mrs. Natasha Edmondson’s sixth grade band class.

  • Thanks for the work experience

    MORGAN HAAFF
    GUEST COLUMNIST

  • Take time to honor the spirit of Memorial Day

    Vince Luecke
    Editor
    editor@perrycountynews.com

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But it’s Memorial Day we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the coming week and holiday weekend to honoring. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.

  • Scary green alien trapped by government official

    Yep, you read that right. Aliens are threatening Perry County’s borders. No longer the stuff of science fiction, the metallic green aliens with large eyes, long flat backs and numerous legs have found us.

    But don’t run panicking into the streets just yet, scanning the skies for UFOs. Instead, look closely at your woodpiles, the bundles of firewood for sale, the beautiful ash trees shading your front yards.

  • Advocating for local entrepreneurship

    Lloyd Arnold
    District 74
    State Representative

    Last week I talked in depth about the importance of buying produce and meats from local farmers and by doing this, we are supporting our friends and neighbors while boosting the local economy.

  • Ticks survive subzero temps

    Phil Junker
    Outdoor Tales

    Winter was tough. It had a negative impact on many things, including some plants and animals. But it apparently didn’t hurt the tick population.

    People often think the number of ticks expands during a mild winter and their numbers are reduced by really cold weather. And this past winter, there was plenty of really cold weather.

    However, research reveals it is almost impossible to freeze out the tiny pests.

  • Get ready for more of the same

    Lee Hamilton
    Center on Congress

    I  felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. I was returning from Easter recess and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. But, as I said, it was brief.

    That’s because the talk turned out to be just that. Immigration reform appears to be headed nowhere, as do tax reform and budgetary discipline. The minimum-wage increase died in the Senate.

  • LETTER: River Sweep 2014 needs your help June 21

    Mark your calendars and make plans to join other volunteers for the 2014 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held Saturday, June 21, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset park in Tell City and Hafele Park in Cannelton.

    The Ohio River Sweep is a riverbank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris.

    This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

    If you are unable to join us picking up trash, you can help in other ways.