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Today's Opinions

  • Holiday brightened for families

    More than 240 local residents received a Thanksgiving meal this year thanks to many who supported Evangelical United Church of Christ’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.

    The project would not be successful without the generous donations of cash, pies, time in the kitchen and delivery of meals.

    Special thanks to Bill and Dave’s Smokin’ Pit for smoking four turkeys for us. We appreciate the many volunteers who helped and plan to continue this annual project.

     

  • Community made 4-H event a success

    The Perry County 4-H Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the Junior Leaders, fairgrounds committee, livestock committee, local 4-H clubs, Chris Kessens, Chris Tempel and all who helped cook the food, and everyone else who helped with the dinner and auction that was held on Nov 4.

    Your support is greatly appreciated and a great help to the program. Special thanks to all the donors:

  • The trees we love

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

  • The world is gaining on the American model

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer

     

    Data offers a perspective that some American fundamentals are being better applied in other countries. Don’t shoot the messenger. Because some will say, figures lie and liars figure, as the old adage goes, and that’s a concept not lost here.

  • Real opioid challenges remain

    MICHAEL HICKS

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    The Thanksgiving,  Christmas and New Year’s holidays are a time of family gatherings, shared memories, joyful reunions and hopeful talk about the future. However, in too many households, talk of addiction and lament over wrecked lives will intrude upon the abundance of a holiday table.

    This should occasion serious thinking about the challenges of drug use, especially opioid addiction today.

  • Welcome, St. Nick

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I haven’t yet decided which old shoe I am going to put out for St. Nicholas’ visit Tuesday night. With any luck, I will find a few pieces of chocolate tucked inside Wednesday morning, the start of St. Nicholas Day

    Last year I put the shoe outside my Tell City office and enjoyed several chocolate bars and assorted sweets.

  • Sex, power and respect

    This editorial first appeared in the Spencer County Journal-Democrat.

     

    The halls of power in both the public and private sectors have recently been wracked by accusations of sexual harassment. From moguls to office holders and candidates, allegations of past misconduct have begun to rise to the surface amid a nationwide reckoning with the issue.

  • We should follow Gates’ example in funding Alzheimer’s research

    We applaud Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ decision to pledge $100 million of his own money to Alzheimer’s research and hope it will inspire millions of people to make donations to this worthy cause.

    We realize that most people can’t match the amount of Gates’ donation. For an American with an average salary, $50 or $100 might be comparable to $100 million for Gates.

    And to those who say they can’t afford to given even $25 to this cause, we would say, “How can you afford not to?”