en Together, we can help students succeed <p> With August on the horizon, Perry County students and educators are gearing up for another school year.</p> <p> Classes will begin Tuesday, Aug. 4, for Perry Central Community School and the Tell City-Troy Township School corps. Cannelton School District will welcome students for their first day of classes the following Tuesday, Aug. 11.</p> <p> As school administrators, faculty and staff prepare to open their classrooms, students and their families are also busy preparing for a new year of learning.</p> Wilt caused by more than heat in vegetable patch <p> Jeneen Wiche</p> <p> Weekend Gardener</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> The garden is languishing this year but, ironically, there is one perennial problem that doesn&rsquo;t seem to be bothering my squash and zucchini: the squash-vine borer.</p> <p> The early summer rains stunted my yellow squash; my Romanesco zucchini &lsquo;Gadzukes&rsquo; is really the only variety producing and there seem to be no signs of wilt on the horizon.</p> Increased funding for community corrections <p> State Sen. Erin Houchin</p> <p> District 47</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> As your state senator, one of my goals is to make sure our communities stay safe. During the 2015 legislative session, the General Assembly prioritized funding for community corrections programs that emphasize rehabilitation for low-level offenders.</p> Thanks for supporting Moose Lodge fest <p> Our annual Summer Fest picnic and chicken and pork chop dinner sales this year were another success for our lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.</p> Perry County filled with nice folks who care <p> I am writing this letter to all the wonderful folks out there who care. I will cite the happening that I experienced recently.</p> <p> On Memorial Day I ate lunch at Denny&rsquo;s Restaurant, and a nice, young lady and a nice, young gentleman stopped by my booth upon leaving and thanks me so graciously for serving in the military. Come to find out when I was ready to pay my bill, the waitress informed me that the aforementioned couple had paid for my dinner. So, here, I want to publicly thank those fine folks.</p> Goofy “Ant-Man” stands out from the Marvel pack <p> Eric Harris</p> <p> Movie Review</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Where the presidency is headed <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> LEE HAMILTON</p> <p> GUEST COLUMNIST</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Before the ins and outs of the 2016 presidential contest become a preoccupation for many of us, it seems a good time to step back and look at the office of the presidency for which so many candidates are vying. The presidency inherited by whoever wins next November will be substantially changed from the position his or her predecessors occupied a few decades ago.</p> Trouble shooting tomato problems <p> Jeneen Wiche</p> <p> Weekend Gardener</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Everyone is talking about what a terrible season it has been for vegetable farming. My garden is growing weeds while the onions rot and the tomatoes languish on the vine.&nbsp; The rain has made for soggy ground that starves annual plants of oxygen.&nbsp;</p>