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Today's Opinions

  • Every vote counts

    Don Steen

    reporter@spencercountyjournal.com

     

    Indiana’s part in this election season is over, for now. Much has been said of how unique this past primary was, as Hoosier votes were poised to be decisive in the race. Indeed, Donald J. Trump’s resounding victory here, both in the county and statewide, effectively ended any remaining resistance to his becoming the nominee of his party.

  • Good luck, graduates

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of Pomp and Circumstance inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year’s group of newly minted graduates.

    I look forward each spring to the traditions of covering at least one local commencement in Perry and Spencer counties.

    We all have stakes in how well these graduates do. They are the men and women who will go to college, join the military or head into the work force.

  • Thank you, foster parents

    LLOYD ARNOLD

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    May is National Foster Care Month and it gives us the opportunity to show how much we appreciate the work foster families do for so many children in Indiana.

    There are currently more than 6,300 Hoosier children living in non-relative foster homes due to child abuse or neglect.

    I cannot emphasize enough the impact that foster parents have on the lives of children.

  • Sweet potatoes need 150 frost-free days to mature

    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 in late May. By early November, we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods. Seven months and counting in storage with no spoilage is impressive.

    We are down to about a dozen sweet potatoes, just in time for a transition to other summer vegetables. 

  • Crankbaits catch big crappie ... yes crankbaits

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    When most anglers think of attracting crappie to a hook, they think minnows or jigs, or maybe a combination of both. They don’t think crankbaits.

    This old writer is in that group. Crankbaits never crossed my mind. I never heard of using a sizable bait like a crankbait to troll for crappie until a couple years ago while fishing with several outdoor writer friends prior to a crappie tournament at Kentucky Lake.

  • Local communities receive road and bridge funding

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47

     

    As the crossroads of America, Indiana relies on first-class roads and bridges to continue to grow our economy and keep drivers safe. This year, the General Assembly worked with Gov. Pence to pass $1 billion in new road funding without raising taxes or acquiring new debt. This money is in addition to the $2.6 billion the state already projected to spend on roads over the next two years.

  • ‘Run for Mom’ drew more than 250 people

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the “Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk”  on Mother’s Day 2016 such a huge success.

  • Head Start: thanks for the support

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. South Perry Head Start Parents Ground would like to thank the community for supporting South Perry Head Start children through the discount card fundraiser.

    A special thank you to the participating business: Julie’s Tell Street Café, Los Amigos Mexican Restaurant, Skinsations Esthetician Salon & Boutique, Chicago’s Pizza, Carriage Inn, Vanessa’s Unique Boutique, Bill and Dave’s Smokin Pit, Domestic Goddess Boutique, Flowers by Lesa LLC and Fiesta Grande for their willingness to assist us in this endeavor.