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Today's Opinions

  • Improving public safety requires cooperation

    It wasn’t much of a shock to hear more than one county council member say during their Thursday regular session that their plans for public safety tax money is prioritized. The acknowledgments came amid a heated discussion that ensued with crews that staff local fire departments, ambulances and first responders after the council decided to earmark nearly $75,000 for a new sheriff’s deputy, patrol, jail officer and the associated benefits for the employees.

  • Helping fish more fun than catching

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    About the only thing more fun for an angler than catching fish is helping a youngster catch fish. Last weekend, again I had that fun.

    Granddaughters, Molly and Kennedy, were visiting for several days. They had announced in advance they wanted to fish. I was prepared with red worms and nightcrawlers.

  • Clinton the wrong choice for several reasons

    I would like to respond to the guest columnist of July 14, because I found several areas that were presented that were taken out of context, clearly, to misrepresent what the original author had said.

    The article was to address two basic concerns: 1) the contempt directed at Hillary Clinton; and 2) the reasons that a Trump election would be a mistake of epic proportions.

  • Thanks for support to historic Shubael village

    A big thumbs up to Mulzer Crushed Stone Co. of Tell City.

    Shubael Little Pioneer Village is a nonprofit 501C 3 organization dedicated to historical preservation and education.  We host an open house annually and invite the public to experience life as our ancestors did in the mid to late 1850’s. We also host student groups from surrounding areas. 

  • Mysterious Ark Encounter

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com

     

    Secluded in the middle of a vast clearing in Grant County, Ky., stands a rather conspicuously majestic structure. The Ark Encounter was built to be a historically and Biblically accurate replica of Noah’s Ark, in case you’ve missed the headlines regarding the financial aspects and hiring practices of the project.

  • 911 callers, stick to the facts

    With much banter about protocols for police officers, citizens can do a lot to help reduce stressors. A main point would come from accurate reporting of possible dangerous or criminal activity.

    For example, last Monday, July 18, an autistic client of an assisted living facility in North Miami, Fla. escaped the safety of the facility. An employee, Charles Kinsey, pursued the 23-year-old client in an attempt to return him to the home. 911 was called, and dispatchers were told a man was in the middle of the street with a gun, threatening suicide.

  • Americans must reject Hillary Clinton

    TIM KLOEPPEL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

  • More thoughts on the Gen. Lafayette story

    LENA JOYAL

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    On June 30, The Perry County News printed a guest column titled “Give Historical Credit Where Credit Is Due.”

    The subject of this article involves the 1825 shipwreck of the steamboat Mechanic in which Revolutionary War Hero General Marquis de Lafayette was a passenger. Mr. Saalman, the author, implies that Lafayette never traveled to the Perry County side of the river during the time he was stranded because of the wreck.