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Today's Opinions

  • Good luck, Class of 2018

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

     

    editor@perry countynews.com

    Even after all these years of covering commencements, the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” inspire me with optimism. After all, I have high hopes for this year’s group of newly minted graduates from Perry County’s three high schools, not to mention all of the college grads.

  • The catch-22 of gauging mental health

    As national mental health month comes to a close in May, we should take a moment to address the segmented status of mental health in the culture. It’s no secret that there are flaws when it comes to addressing mental health. But making it part of routine health checks could reduce persistent stigmas.

  • LETTER: It’s River Sweep time again

    Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 2018 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    The Ohio River Sweep is a river bank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • Save money this summer

    Heather Powell

    Staff Writer

     

    I’m a big reader. I love to read fiction, non-fiction, poetry and everything in between. I find reading helps relax me, entertain me and, most importantly, educate me.

    Late last year I read “The Total Money Makeover” by Dave Ramsey and haven’t stopped thinking about it. His views on getting out of debt and building a secure financial future have really struck a cord with me.

  • CHS celebrity waiter dinner another success

    Cannelton High School’s second annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner fundraiser was another great success. Thanks to all who made this possible.

  • Nearly 200 ran for Mom and a good cause

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk on Mother’s Day 2018 such a huge success.

    We had 198 people registered. From individuals to entire families, people of all ages were running/walking in honor of their moms. It was a wonderful day.

  • Policy decisions felt locally

    Politics, or at least the national consciousness of it, rarely seems to focus on policy. Pundits on national media tend to focus more on which players at the national level are “winning” as opposed to what the impact of action, or inaction, in Washington D.C. can be. This was recently seen in the brief coverage of the passage of the federal spending bill in March, which relaxed restraints on military and domestic spending put in place to control the growth of the budget deficit in the aftermath of the Great Recession.

  • Memorial Day traditions

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day is approaching and with it, high-school graduations, summer vacations and even a well-known auto race.

    But this Memorial Day, we hope Perry Countians will devote some of the coming week and holiday weekend to honoring. Doing so will respect the heroism and selfless service shown by the men and women who gave their lives in service to our land.