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Today's Opinions

  • There is crying in baseball ... and spit-up too

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist

     

    Before my daughter was born, whenever I saw people with a baby in a non-baby setting like a movie theater (I’ve been at an R-rated movie and heard a baby crying, which is insane) or a professional baseball game, I would think, “Why would you do that? Find a sitter!”

    Now that I’m a parent, I understand why I saw babies at events like that: you cannot allow a baby to make you a shut-in, and you can’t pass your baby off to someone else every time you want to do something fun.

  • We shouldn’t condone animal cruelty

    Regarding the photo in a recent edition of the Perry County News showcasing the pig chasing/wrestling “contest” at the 4-H fair:  please allow a brief protestation.

  • City needs to end annexation efforts

    It is irresponsible for Tell City to continue the annexation fight. It will take over 150 years for them to recoup $10,010,550 at 1-percent interest. That’s providing water, sewer, fire hydrants, and electric for 157 houses, while losing $120,000 the first three years. That’s if they get bond money.

    Is this is about the new totally electric hospital being in the city limits? Well that idea is a wash. They are laying people off.

    If this is about population growth, Tell City is losing people.

  • Harvest vegetables daily for continued garden productivity

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    One day missed in the vegetable garden can mean a big harvest, literally.  All of a sudden, or so it seems, your zucchini is the size of a torpedo and beans are bulging beneath the pod. 

    Some vegetables need attention daily; others can be picked every couple of days. Summer squash and zucchini definitely need to be checked each day because their growth rate is rather fast. 

  • Grab your Schweizer running (or walking) shoes

    Schweizer Fest has always been a celebration of Tell City, its rich past, its exciting present and the promise of an even brighter future. This  week, we invite everyone to again make fitness a meaningful part of their festivities. There are more opportunities than ever to include a good workout – or at least some exercise – into the merriment of the week.

  • School supply memories

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Our coverage this year of United Way’s Stuff the Bus brought back memories for me of school supplies and the first day of school. It’s funny how those images, perhaps seared into brain cells by excitement, apprehension and dread, are so easily recalled each year as we witness others doing what we did so many years ago. This column about school supplies was first written a decade ago and may stir your own back-to-school days memories.

  • Kids Fest a big success

    On behalf of Cannelton Elementary School, I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the success of out Kids Fest on July 27.

    Through the generosity of our communities’ donations, students were able to leave with a backpack filled full of supplies. The Cannelton Elementary School staff, as well as the students, truly appreciate everything you did and do for us.

  • Interesting Arlington Cemetery facts

    Here are some facts about Arlington Cemetery you may find interesting.

    • How many steps does the guard take on his walk across the tomb of the “Unknown Soldier” and why? 21 steps, it alludes to the 21 gun salute which is the highest to the given to any military or foreign dignitary.

    • How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk? 21 seconds for same reason as above.

    • Why are his gloves wet?

    His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.