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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • 51 isn’t that bad after all

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    I turn 51 Wednesday, not exactly an old age I guess, but I’m starting to finally feel my age. That, perhaps, is what really hurts. I mean literally, it hurts.

    I ran across a collection of senior photos a few weeks ago taken by the late Art Gerber in 1984. Wow, that was 34 years ago. I had a full head of blond hair, only one chin and a whole lot more muscle than I do today. The column photo above is me in 1984.

  • Job skills, not just college, key to brighter future

    When it comes to a career, college graduation is not the only measure of success. Our local high schools work hard to prepare students for the next steps in life, through advanced placement coursework, dual credit offerings and vocational classes, and many students will enroll in college.

  • Building a healthier state

    TAMI SILVERMAN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    As parents, caring adults and community leaders, we must create the conditions for healthy kids to thrive. This means recognizing and addressing the dangers children face when they live in unhealthy environments, reducing health-harming behaviors like smoking and substance use by children and around children, and building communities that make it easier for kids and families to make healthy choices about food and physical activity.