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Today's Opinions

  • 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?”

  • Small steps will save big money

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    Taking care of your lawn and garden equipment can make the difference between having stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t. After you are finished preparing your plants for winter, don’t forget about your equipment and garden ornaments.

    In most of our gardens, we have more than plants. Birdbaths, decorative planters, terracotta pots, lawn furniture and hoses need the same consideration we give our plants. All of these items can be damaged during the winter if not stored properly.