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Today's Opinions

  • Knitters and Knotters grateful for support

    Knits and Knots has blessed over 1,000 people with warm items each year for the past 10 years. A big thanks to all who donated money for us to purchase yarn. We were able to purchase more than 150 skeins.

    We have about 20 people making items this year. It takes a lot of yarn to bless a lot of people.

    Thank you for supporting us

     

    Kirstyn Mathena

    Administrative Assistant, Tell City First United Methodist Church

  • Many rallied around Special Olympians

    Special Olympics Perry County would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2016 track, field and bocce meet on May 7 such a great success.

    Thank you to all of the athletes, families and friends. Your help made for a very memorable day for athletes, coaches and their supporters.

    Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this year’s games. See you next year.

     

    Vicky Lutgring

    County Coordinator, Special Olympics of Perry County

  • Cannelton’s Dragging Main was a blast

    The city of Cannelton would like to thank Ralph and Linda Terry, family and friends for their time and contribution for the first Red Bud Tour Dragging Main Event held this past April.  

    It was a great event and enjoyed by all. The event brought the community together for an evening of fun and a moment in the past.

    Thanks again.

     

    Mary Y. Snyder

    Mayor, City of Cannelton

  • Ellspermann good choice to lead Ivy Tech

    Former Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann’s appointment Wednesday as president of Ivy Tech’s community college system should be good for Ivy Tech and its Tell City campus but may not be good for Gov. Mike Pence’s re-election chances.

    Ivy Tech has struggled in recent years – there was even a rumor the Tell City campus might close. Luckily, local efforts kept the center open.

  • 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.