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Today's Opinions

  • Politicians must be civil in dealing with media

    When Richard Nixon was president, he kept an “enemies list” that included more than 50 media members (Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, actress Carol Channing and New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath were among many others on that eclectic list).

  • Summers are too fleeting

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I sorely miss the summers of my teens and 20s. The older I get, the more I want them back.

    A long time ago, when my summers arrived without jobs, mortgages or other real-world responsibilities, the summer months seemed to be heaven-sent. There were, admittedly, farm chores to shoulder, hay to haul and a lawn to mow, but those were minor interruptions in what seemed to be an endless string of carefree days and weeks.

  • Freedom is not free

    On Monday, Memorial Day, the nearly 1.7 million members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliary encourage each American to take time embracing the feeling of honor, patriotism and pride while we pause to remember our nation’s fallen.

  • It’s mid-May ... sweet potato planting time

    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, Ky., in late May and, by early November, we had four nursery crates full of one of nature’s perfect foods.

  • 2017 River Sweep needs volunteers

    Mark your calendars the Perry County Recycling Management District again will be sponsoring the annual 2017 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held Saturday, June 17, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    This project is organized by Orsanco (Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission). It partners with other agencies interested in making a difference in the environment and in keeping the Ohio River and the other rivers clean and their banks beautiful.

  • Bits of wisdom at age 50

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I turn 50 tomorrow. Instead of a column attempting to offer some reflection on the milestone, I’m sharing a few thoughts garnered over 50 years of life.

  • Bucshon needs to host a community open house

     

    There’s a lot we admire about Congressman Larry Bucshon but we think he’s doing himself and his constituents a disservice by not holding one or more town-hall meetings in the Eighth District. We hope he plans one or more this spring or summer.

  • Thanks for making 2017 prom a success

    On behalf of the Junior class, we would like to thank all of those who either attended or assisted with prom this past weekend.  The event was a great success, with over 200 students attending. 

    We would like to extend a special thanks to those who donated their time and materials to make this event happen, a few of those being: Roland’s Jewelry, VIP Foliage, Riverview Surgery Center, Mulzer Crushed Stone, and the Schergens Center.