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Today's Opinions

  • Enjoy summer’s blessings

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    Memorial Day still serves as the official kickoff to summer, and it certainly felt like summer over the weekend. What seemed to be a late spring with late bouts of snow showers has finally given way to full-blown hot weather.

  • Why new homes in Perry County cost more

    Last month, the United States Census Bureau reported a 52 percent increase in single-family building permits from February 2018 to March 2018. Continuing in the trend, data shows a 7 percent increase in permits from March of this year to April when 1,640 permits were pulled. ,308 permits were

    This number indicates a 25 percent growth from April of last year, when 1pulled.

  • Feathered and furry pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

     

    I like all animals. I like that I live in the country and get to see all kinds of creatures. But when they get my blueberries before me or when they open the birdseed can in the middle of the night or when they dig up flower pots or nibble off the tops of perennials or ... well, you surly understand.

  • Solo is an unnecessary but fun and exciting Star Wars movie

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

     

    “Star Wars” has surprised me quite a bit in the last few years, in both good and bad ways. It’s been bad because I don’t care much for the two new main movies: “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.”

  • Community helped in fight against hunger

    The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held May 12 was a huge success in Perry County.  A total of 2,098 pounds was collected. 

    The Perry County Food Pantry Coalition is made up of five food pantries in Perry County that shared the food donated. They are Adventist Community Services, Council of Agencies  and Widow’s Barrel in Tell City, Martin’s Cloak in Siberia and Jasper’s Food for The Needy in Cannelton.

  • 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.