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Today's Opinions

  • Perfect planting with “Tomato 101”

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Tomato 101 is for beginners and advanced gardeners alike. There are many assumptions about the tomato that get passed on by the most well-meaning aficionado.  I take my tomatoes seriously and have developed a routine to hedge my bets for a healthy summer harvest.

  • Supporting Hoosier farmers

    Lloyd Arnold

    State Representative

     

    This session, the Indiana General Assembly aimed to further strengthen our agriculture industry and provide relief to farmers across the state. The farming sector plays a vital role in our economy and I am pleased that we were able to continue to support family farms in Indiana.

  • Fried morels spring cuisine treat

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales

     

    The period for finding morel mushrooms is far too short.

    Usually in this area, morels can be found in late April and early May, so that is when the eating is good. And while they can be saved for later eating, they are best when eaten when they are freshly picked and cooked.

    A couple seasons past, my brother-in-law Paul Cooper stopped by and announced he brought a surprise. It was a good one. Morel mushrooms.

  • Bonfire ambitions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    As  I wrote a few years ago, my friends accused me of borderline paganism when I spent a Saturday night drinking around a bonfire for Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht in German. It was a fun night back in 2011. I drank plenty of beer and cheered the arrival of May 1. I then crawled into a tent and slept until noon the next day.

  • Despite potential flaws, red-light camera might be needed at city intersection

    That the use of red-light cameras can be abused has been well documented, especially in Chicago, which has more such cameras than any other city in the country.

    For that reason we have editorialized against the use of such cameras in the past. But if drivers don’t stop running red lights at one of Tell City’s busiest intersections, we will have to recommend that the city look into installing a camera there.

  • America needs tax reform

    U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

    Guest Columnist

     

    Americans got a three day reprieve when this year’s deadline for filing taxes was moved to April 18. But taxpayers received no reprieve from dealing with a burdensome, outdated tax system.

  • Second full-time ambulance crew needed

    I am writing to show my support for a second full time ambulance to be placed at the north station. When the construction of this building was in the planning stage, the people in the vicinity were told that an ambulance would be housed there as an incentive to give their approval of the project.

    Now that the Public Safety Tax has been levied on the wage earners of Perry County, we need to see movement on getting this ambulance. It would benefit the entire county, not just the northern part.

  • Resolve to mow high for a healthy lawn

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I don’t worry about my lawn so much. I see all the weeds, yellow dandelions and purple violets as food for our growing lambs. As the grass grows, I think, “Where will I move them next?”