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Today's Opinions

  • Why the need to be mean?

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Social media is a great thing but in too many instances it has a dark side: a coarsening of the public discourse. Simply put, people who regularly talk to one another, even strangers, politely when face to face, aren’t as civil to one another when communicating electronically.

  • NEA funding has a place in the nation’s budget

    Finally, a common sense appeal for how to deal with continued funding of the arts.

    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee explained it best in an op-ed in The Washington Post in defense of National Endowment of the Arts funding. He cites several benefits.

  • When it comes to protecting plants, controlling weeds, mulch matters

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Mulch has become a landscape staple, almost to a fault when it is over applied, smothering roots and girdling trunks. When done properly, it can help to suppress weeds, retain moisture and moderate temperature. These things can be achieved using a variety of materials. But which type of mulch suits your needs best?

  • Charlie Tuggle memorial ride set for April 29

    TELL CITY – Braunie’s Bar will host the 10th annual Charlie Tuggle Memorial Ride Saturday, April 29. Registration will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. with all vehicles departing at 11 a.m. and returning at 3:30 p.m.

    All Jeeps and SUVs are welcome. The public is welcome to participate.

    Donations accepted will go to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital and Schreiber Family Charities.

    For more information, call Braunie’s at (812) 547-8803 or John at (812) 547-7917.

  • It’s time to spot seed lawn’s bare patches

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I do not worry about any perfection in our “lawn” around the house. It largely blends into the pastures where we graze sheep and poultry. However, we do need to spot seed from time to time to recover heavy-use areas and around bale feeders.

    The areas we need to address are small, otherwise I would be hesitant to do much until late August.  Spring seeding comes second to the preferred late summer timing for complete lawn renovation or seeding a brand-new lawn.

  • Crean’s teams simply did not win enough

    This editorial first appeared in the (Bloomington) Herald-Times.

     

    There’s a simple reason Indiana University athletic director Fred Glass had no choice but to fire men’s basketball coach Tom Crean.

    His teams didn’t win enough games enough seasons. Some years they did, but too many years, they didn’t.

  • Other city 4-way stops need attention

    I just read the article in the Feb. 23 issue of the News concerning traffic at Humboldt and Main streets. I understand the mayor’s dilemma. I live in the 200 block of 14th Street near the intersection of 14th and Washington streets. This intersection is a school bus stop and also one block away from a busy city park.

    We receive a lot of traffic off of Indiana 66 and the area is near Papa John’s and Long John Silvers. It is also an area high in traffic accidents.

  • City council and pet discussion

    With all due respect to our esteemed city council, the council is barking up the wrong tree.  The problem with pet ownership is not numbers, but quality of care and supervision. 

    Yes, the homeowner who has 45 cats/dogs is clearly wrong, but it is just as clear, this is a rare situation. The main problem the county/city faces is that of dogs running loose, unsupervised and harassing people, as well as being in danger of being hit by a car.