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Today's Opinions

  • PCMH holiday bazaar was big success

    On Nov. 3, 2016, the Perry County Hospital Auxiliary hosted a very successful holiday bazaar at Perry County Memorial Hospital. With your help, we raised over $8,500 to help fund different projects at our local hospital.  

    Special thanks go to many people who donated items to help us.  

  • Medicalmarijuana legalization

    Sen. Karen Tallian introduced SB 255, a bill legalizing medical marijuana, to the general assembly this year.  I ask that all readers contact their representative in support of this bill.

    Medical marijuana is currently legal in 28 states, D.C., and it surrounds Indiana in all four directions.  From 2011-13, Indiana had the 15th highest number of deaths from opioid abuse. States with medical marijuana have seen a 25 percent drop in overdoses due to the availability of marijuana.

  • Memories of a Main Street beacon

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

    news@perry countynews.com

     

    Hallmarking a new beginning, with memories for many in Tell City, social media was abuzz in recent weeks to express both sadness and understating as a presumed demolition began on an old storefront along the 500 Black of Main Street. And as information now indicates not a razing but a rehab of the structure which is taking place just a stones throw from the News office, it causes pause for me thinking about the countless hours I spent there.

  • Can the media hold politicians accountable?

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist

     

    If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization is terrible,” responded Mr. Trump, and moved on to the next question.

  • Don’t forget what’s in the root cellar

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Perhaps this can be a reminder of the payoff of “putting up” the garden in spring, summer and fall: we have extended our homegrown eating pleasure into the winter months with some basic preservation methods.

    If you froze, dried, canned or otherwise preserved fresh fruits and vegetables in 2016, do not forget about them (or horde them for some unreasonable amount of time.)

  • Abolishing Obamacare rewards wealthy, punishes working families

    Guest Column by Frank Clemente and Ron Pollack

     

    Republican plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) threaten the health care of 30 million Americans and would erode some rare progress made recently to reverse America’s growing economic inequality.

  • Lincoln play deserves more credit

    I have been very surprised that the premier presentation of “Here I Grew Up” (an Abraham Lincoln inspired play) was not recognized as one of the most newsworthy stories locally in 2016. The play was written by our own Chuck Phoelein and presented at Tell City High School in late July. Sharilyn Franzman was co-director and local talent filled the roles and stage crew admirably, including the author, himself, as a narrator.

  • Trump’s unsettled start reflective in Lincoln’s rocky rise

    Dick Hedrick

    By the Side of the Road

     

    I doubt that anyone would dispute the fact that the election of Donald Trump as our 45th president has been a wildly contentious and in many ways a unique episode in the life of our nation. It has certainly been the most offbeat and bizarre electoral contest in my 53 years as a voting member of society. However, a reading of history oftentimes helps put today’s chaotic nature of things in perspective.