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Today's Opinions

  • Saving Rome’s courthouse will take all of us

    We wish the best of luck to organizers who met in Rome Thursday night to seek ways to both honor the upcoming bicentennial of the Rome Courthouse and to preserve it for future generations.

    The courthouse needs work and most pressing, perhaps, is its roof. Other parts of the building need work and updates, such as the kitchen, for it to continue serving the community for events such as the annual Dogwood Tour.

  • Waiting on Eclipse 2024

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Like a lot of people, I expected a bit more darkness when last Monday’s moon covered about 97 percent of the sun. The remaining 3 percent carried quite the punch.

  • Our View: City needs insurance adviser

    We credit the Tell City Common Council for its decision earlier this month to seek bids on city insurance. We know of no issues with the city’s existing insurance coverage or provider but we think competition is a good thing, whether the city is purchasing insurance coverage, gasoline for its fleet of vehicles or asphalt for streets.

  • Schweizer Fest exhibit honored troops

    The Perry County Marines Detachment 1398 would like to thank Buzz Smith of the Easter Seals Cross Roads for bringing the Remember our Fallen Soldiers Memorial to Tell City during the Schweizer Fest and Mayor Jim Adams for allowing us to set it up in City Hall for everyone to see and remember.

  • An eclipse story worth remembering

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Now that much of the hoopla and ado concerning the solar eclipse is behind us, I’d like to tell you about the time that a solar eclipse actually saved a lot of lives and ended a war. It was awhile back and most of you won’t remember it so buckle up and let’s go.

    It was in 535 B.C., during the war between the Medes and the Lydians. I know, not one of the most famous altercations. During that six-year war, the two sides were fighting for control of Anatolia, an area near modern day Turkey.

  • Tree species saved and lost on the Hoosier National Forest

    Editor’s Note: This article was provided by the Hoosier National Forest and was penned by Chris Thornton, a silviculturist with the U.S. Forest Service.

     

    Every time I get out in the forests of southern Indiana; I’m reminded of the tree species that were once numerous here in the past. American chestnut, American elm, and butternut all come to mind.

  • Late summer goldenrod not the allergen you think it is

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I am allergic to many things and it is not just seasonal pollen … so trust me when I say don’t blame your late summer sneezes on this lovely perennial. There are about 100 species of goldenrod in North America, 20 of which can be found in our area.  So, it is no surprise that Solidago, or goldenrod, is Kentucky’s official state flower.

  • It’s Eclipse Day

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Today’s eclipse will be an event to remember and we’re not even in the zone of totality. All but 2 percent of the sun will be covered by the moon this afternoon and I’d suggest most Perry Countians will be watching, either through solar eclipse glasses or on TV or online.