• We face real challenges to representative democracy

    Lee Hamilton

    Center on Congress


    People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes not from abroad, but from within.

  • Persimmons dropping early this year

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The apple orchard has been picked clean, some are stowed in the refrigerator, some are applesauce, some frozen and the rest are dried and sitting patiently on the shelf until the dead of winter (we are not allowed to eat them until all fresh are eaten!)

  • Know your limits: Learn to ride, ride to live

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    During the fall season, my family loves to spend time riding ATV’s. As parents, Jodi and I want to ensure the safety of our boys at all times, and while we understand there are risks involved with this activity, by staying educated and getting certified we can mitigate those risks significantly.

  • Hoosier farmers and families need senate to stand up for science

    By Dave Lowe, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Herb Ringel, Indiana Corn Growers Association


    Indiana families will be hurt with higher costs if a group of anti-science activists get mandatory “warning” labeling laws on foods with genetically modified organisms passed in states around the country.

  • Why I love living in Perry County

    Chris Thornton



    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee, sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp., is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.


  • Hollinden Shares Annexation Views

    Editor’s note: This report was prepared by freelance journalist Kevin Koelling from a recording Joe Meyer made of the interview he conducted with Councilman Tony Hollinden.


    Joe Meyer, one of the leaders of an effort to prevent the annexation of 1,776 acres by Tell City, invited candidates in the upcoming election to give their views on the border expansion.

    The Tell City Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance in April 2014 despite strong resistance at meetings then and a month earlier.

  • I’m ready to write

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com


    Writing has always been an important part of my life. When I was a child, I would write songs and stories, always interested in manipulating words.

    In my first semester of classes at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, my professor, Barbara Brown, told me I should go into a career that involved writing.

  • Being there at the end

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”


    Those are Job’s words in response to the calamities raining down on his head. The Old Testament story tells us Job lost his children, property and health, unbeknownst to him, as a result of a wager of sorts between God and Satan.

  • Hidden treasures:Tulip Trestle, Yoho Store

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Fishing, hunting, camping and hiking usually are the primary focus of the Outdoor Tales column. Sometimes it is something like a flower or tree, maybe even a bug. And, sometimes it is a road trip.

    Often I enjoy just taking a drive and a nice day. There are times there is no destination in mind when the drive begins.

  • Origins of our species: No easy answers

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    Cogito ergo sum … I think, therefore I am … is a philosophical proposition made famous by René Descartes. But is that what makes humans unique?

    For years, science has held a pretty firm grip on that query; and the common thread that most of the science world agreed upon was that humans buried their dead. But now, the age-old ominous argument is garnering increased critical questioning from the science world after the discovery of a new genus of hominids.