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Today's Opinions

  • Cool It

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist

     

    Several years ago, I went to Indianapolis to visit my sister and her family. I don’t often have breaks during the summer because of the nature of my business. I own a lawn service and it is very difficult to get away during my busy season. It’s kind of like a schoolteacher’s job in reverse. I’m trapped in my county during the summer, but have the winters off.

  • Enjoy fireworks responsibly this holiday

    While the fireworks-related injury numbers are down approximately 9 percent and use of consumer fireworks is up by more than 59 percent over the last 20 years, it is still vital that consumers use the upmost caution with the products.

    Consumer fireworks are truly safer today than ever before, and today’s smarter buying public uses the products carefully and with good common sense resulting in more use of consumer fireworks and fewer injuries.

    The cardinal safety rule is to use common sense. Some of the primary fireworks safety tips include:

  • Best of luck, Class of 2015

    The Perry County Community Foundation wishes to congratulate all graduating seniors and their families as they begin this new journey in life.

    PCCF is pleased to announce that due to the generosity of donors who created scholarship funds for Perry County graduates, we were able to award 34 scholarships in the total amount of $37,850.

  • A real dog and pony show

    Clarke Blackford

    Guest Columnist

     

    In the summer of 1970, after Kathy and I were married, we moved to Evansville. I was teaching there and we moved into an apartment near my school.

    Across the alley from our apartment lived Mr. and Mrs. Shephard, a couple with a 4- or 5-year-old little girl. In their backyard were two buildings.

  • Courts need more child advocates

    Children’s voices are innocuous, and  in a court system devised to deal with adult issues, they are sometimes overshadowed; their messages are not thoroughly recognized. That’s why earlier this month, judges from local communities rallied to ask for assistance in helping kids overcome the effects of abuse and neglect, through volunteerism in the court-appointed-special-advocates program.

  • Life’s a lot like a bingo game

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Life is a lot like a game of Sunday bingo. Sooner or later everyone’s number comes up.

    I’ve come across several bingo games in the past few weeks, at St. Paul’s church picnic in City Hall Park and at a few other community events. I didn’t have time to play but I would have liked to.

  • Although devious, poison ivy can be controlled

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I’ve noticed more poison ivy this year then I recall in previous years.  Maybe I am more observant or maybe the farm is just weedier.  Either way, it makes people nervous.  I am not particularly allergic to this devious vine but Andy, my husband, will blister like being burned by fire whenever he comes into contact with it. 

  • We need both insiders and outsiders in Congress

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress

     

    Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy.

    There’s one very important category, though, that I never hear discussed: whether a member wants to be an inside player or an outside player. Yet where members fall on the continuum helps to shape the institution of Congress.