• Working for Hoosier veterans

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    As a veteran of the Iraq War, I have always felt an obligation to bring attention and support to our state’s veterans.

    Working to ensure that those Hoosiers who honorably served our country are taken care of is a responsibility all of us as state representatives have. I co-authored two bills this session that would combat challenges our veterans face here in Indiana.

  • News marks milestones

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It’s been a season of celebrations at the News with two employees marking milestones in recent weeks. It’s also been a time to reflect on the life of a newspaper pioneer who guided the business for more than half a century.

    Joyce Dauby, our circulation manager, is marking 45 years with the company. Not only does she have the honor of being the most veteran staff member here, she is our parent company, Landmark Media Enterprises’, longest-serving employee.

  • Plenty of deserving movies vie for Oscar gold

    Eric Harris

    Film Review


    At this point, it doesn’t make sense to refer to this annual article as my Oscar “predictions.” I’ve been so far off the mark in recent years that I might as well flip a coin (and for some of these, I just might). It is more apt to simply call this my Academy Awards article. I’ll still make predictions, but my focus will be more on my personal favorites in each category instead of who I think will win.

  • Honoring soldiers of the Korean War

    State Rep. Ron Bacon

    District 75


    During the fast-paced legislative session, I believe it is important to dedicate time to recognizing our veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our country.

    That’s why I am sponsoring Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, urging the Indiana Department of Transportation to place a memorial sign where the 38th parallel crosses Interstate 69 just north of Morgan Avenue in Evansville.

  • Winter is prime time for hiking

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Winter doesn’t have to be a time for the winter “blahs”, and a “can’t wait for spring attitude.” The groundhog has done his thing, but no matter what, we still have some winter weather left.

    It probably isn’t the favorite season of most, but winter isn’t a bad thing. It’s a great time for hiking, walking in the woods, trying your luck at walleye or sauger fishing, or just getting outdoors.

  • A disgrace on Hwy. 545

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Someone has a bad habit of dumping their trash into the Anderson River. I caught the scoundrel in the act on a Sunday morning a couple of weeks ago.

    The person, driving a silver car, stopped the vehicle on the bridge north of Troy and tossed not one, not two, but three bags of trash over the bridge railing. He or she had the bags ready because they went over the side of the bridge in less than 10 seconds.

  • Crappie: It’s what’s for supper

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    There is nothing finer on a cold winter day than reaching into the freezer and pulling out a bag of crappie filets to fry for dinner.

    Well, there is one thing better; if despite the cold and some ice you have been lucky enough to catch fresh crappie from a lake with open water.

    There are many tasty fish, but crappie is at or near the top of my list, and it seems they taste even better when prepared on a day unfit for catching fresh ones. Those caught earlier and carefully frozen will do just fine.

  • The missing half of Congress’ job

    Lee Hamilton

    Guest Columnist


    Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss serving in Congress. My stock answer is that no, I don’t really miss it, but there are definitely times when I’d like to jump right into a policy debate or be in a position to call congressional hearings.

    This is one of those times.

  • Supreme Court’s EPA ruling could signal a turning point

    Greg Zoeller

    Guest Columnist


    As the nation reflects on the service of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, one of his final acts on the United States Supreme Court days before his death has been overshadowed. 

    A preliminary order that the Supreme Court issued Feb. 9 by a 5-4 vote – with Scalia in the majority – potentially could be of long-term legal significance. The Court took the extraordinary step of ordering a halt to an Environmental Protection Agency rule that would regulate existing coal-fired power plants.

  • Set some goals for the vegetable garden this spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Ten years ago, Andy and I set to the task of building a potager-style vegetable garden. It has largely been a success. Last year sort of swamped us, however. So, with a few months of winter’s rest behind us, we are ready to start planning a recovery of sorts.