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Today's Opinions

  • Favorites of last year’s reading season

     

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Yes, I have a reading season, and each year the season gets a little longer as I reject television and radio listening more and more. The current state of our news cycle has helped push me back into books, and this year I came across four titles that I particularly liked because they deepened my understanding of food and farming.

     

    “First Bite: How We Learn to Eat”

     

  • It’s been a good long ride

    Jack Pate

    Guest Columnist

     

    My father was fond of the saying, “he didn’t lick it off the grass, he came by it honestly,” and so it is that I came to spend the last 34-1/2 years as a fourth-generation newspaperman. It was in my genes, hence I didn’t lick it off the grass. My great-grandfather actually hauled a printing press by covered wagon from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1800s.

  • Let’s put new logo on a Perry County flag

    I first read about our county’s flag in “The Living History of Perry County,” by James   Mosby.

    According to him, the Perry County flag was dedicated on Nov. 1,  1989, 175 years after the county was formed. In his book, there is a picture of it flying at the old courthouse in Cannelton.

  • An ode to the Battle of New Orleans

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    On Jan. 8, an anniversary in American history will arrive. On that date in 1815, the final act of the Battle of New Orleans occurred. That battle made Andrew Jackson a national hero and thrust him toward the presidency.

  • Why do phantom memories seem so real?

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

     

    Dozens of blockbuster movies release every year, but only one in very many have a line quite as iconic as the first “Star Wars” movie, “A New Hope.” You may remember it as “Luke, I am your father,” but upon review of the dialogue in this scene, James Earl Jones as Darth Vader actually said “No, I am your father.”

  • Holiday Helpers had many supporters

    The United Way of Perry County would like to thank all the members of our community who helped make Christmas brighter for over 580 children through the Holiday Helpers United Christmas Assistance program.  It was truly a community wide effort.

  • High hopes for 2017

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Though these words took shape the day before Christmas Eve, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2017 nears.

  • It’s time to end gerrymandering

    When the new year begins, Republicans in Indiana will once again control the governor’s office and have supermajorities in both the House and Senate.

    That means Democrats will again be all but powerless. Republicans will have a quorum all by themselves, so the Democrats can’t even slow down business a little by failing to attend.

    If you’re a strongly partisan Republican, you probably think this is a pretty good deal. But there are good reasons that most Hoosiers should be at least a little worried about the situation.