• The adventures of a deer named Jon

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    One day in early June, back in 2015, Leonna and I were mowing a lawn up in Burglan Hills. It was a yard that we had mowed oh, I’d say a hundred times before. I wasn’t paying strict attention to what was going on around me. When you have mowed lawns for a living for more than twenty years it all seems to blend together.

  • Summer equals bluegill time

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Summer has officially arrived, according to the calendar. The thermometer also agrees.

    Daylight is shrinking a bit each day, however temperatures will continue to warm, maybe heat, for the next two months.

    To catch fish midsummer requires a different mindset than one employs during spring, fall, or winter. Like people, most fish slow down and head for a cool, shady spot on hot sunny days;.

  • Community Crossings infrastructure projects

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Indiana’s road infrastructure has been a major topic of discussion recently, especially at the Statehouse. As the Crossroads of America, citizens rely on our roads and bridges to grow our economy and keep drivers safe.

    This past session, the General Assembly passed a funding plan that provides $1 billion for Hoosier roads without raising taxes.

  • Police camp in good hands

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Perry County’s Fraternal Order of Police organization has been busy lately, developing a new lodge building in Tell City and making plans for this year’s Camp with a Cop.

  • Nutrients key to good harvest

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    We have spent more than 10 years improving our vegetable garden by adding composted horse, sheep  chicken manure at the end of each season.

    The result is a seriously well-drained plot that has the capacity to retain moisture and slowly feed what we plant.  I am so looking forward to the vegetable garden this year because last year was such a disappointment!

  • Prison not the only recourse

    Brock Turner was wrong. And the judge who sentenced him on counts of rape, given the authority to weigh past action, was right; to a regard.

    The emotional scars to such victims are real and that damage cannot be undone. But does anyone really benefit from extended time served in prison – an institution that should be reserved for those who cannot exist in society?

  • The consequences of crime

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The Perry County News’ team of writers works well together. But that doesn’t mean we always agree on the issues. This week’s pair of opinion pieces, presented here and in the column at the bottom of the page, are proof of that.

    I hope the two columns generate discussion about our criminal justice system and its shortfalls.

  • Squash and cucumber pests

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I can hardly believe how beautiful my tomato plants look and I do believe I will have a ripe one well before the Fourth of July.

    But what I am really anticipating is our first harvest of summer squash. I love squash and am happy to eat it for dinner every night.   Last year, the garden was mostly a bust so I have high hopes for a bumper squash crop this year.

  • A bicentennial update

    Vince Luecke



    editor@perry countynews.com

    Indiana’s bicentennial celebration is unfolding and there are several events planned across Perry County in coming months. The News has shared the news of several of them, including the torch relay’s visit to the county Sept. 10 and plans for the torch to travel through Derby, Rome, Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.

  • Protecting Indiana jobs


    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senator


    I have always believed that our country works best when the middle class is strong. It’s good for families, businesses, and our local communities. For decades, the strength of the middle class has been rooted in a social contract between businesses and workers, a mutual understanding that the success of one contributes to the success of the other.