Today's Opinions

  • Age-18 limit on charity bingos makes no sense

    A couple attended St. Mark’s shooting match and fall picnic with their 16-year-old nephew a week ago and wanted to play some bingo.

    But the 16-year-old could not play because Indiana’s gaming law prohibits anyone younger than 18 from participating in any gambling event, including a church raffle or bingo.

    The law does specifically state that “a person less than 18 years of age may sell tickets or chances for a raffle.”

  • ‘The Martian’ is the most exhilarating space movie in years

    Director Ridley Scott’s recent return to sci-fi, “Prometheus,” was not very well-received, although I really enjoyed it, partially because it did not live up to the expectations created from Scott’s early sci-fi classic, “Alien.” Scott returns to science fiction again with “The Martian,” a film that could be called the anti-“Alien.”

  • Are you nuts … squirrels are busy this year

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The odd thing about living in the country is that squirrels are rarely the nuisance they can be to urban folk. I think country squirrels are wilder than city ones but it also turns out we are likely experiencing two different squirrel species all together. 

  • State Senate internships available

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Are you a student or recent graduate who is looking to build your resume with hands-on experience? If so, consider interning with the Indiana Senate Republicans.

    During the 2016 session of the General Assembly, there are a variety of paid internship opportunities in the Senate’s legislative, information technology, legal, communications and policy offices. Here is more information about each internship opportunity and its duties:

  • United Way supports backpack food program

    The Saint Paul Ministry of Charity would like to thank the United Way of Perry County for their generous grant of $5,000 from their recent distribution of funds donated by many caring individuals and businesses in our community. Our organization oversees the Perry County Weekend Backpack Program.

  • Candidates: Where do you stand on issues?

    In just about a month, the citizens of Tell City will be asked to make an informed decision on who will lead this community for the next four years.

    As a business owner, I contribute to the city through taxation and this decision will impact residents located in and around Tell City.  There are several new faces asking for your votes and the question is, “where are the issues?”

  • Rome firefighters grateful for support

    The Rome Volunteer Fire Department would like to personally thank the community for all their hard work and donations for our recent fundraiser

    Without all of the help we get, we could not keep operating. Thank you, Jim Krutz, for the wagon rides everyone seems to enjoy. A big thank you to Tony Rothrock and Jerry Willis for the great music. Thank you to the groups who stayed up all night and cooked the meat and cut it up. You are appreciated.

    We especially want to thank all who came up on such a lovely day and had dinner with us. We are grateful for all of you.

  • Thank you, firefighters

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    National Fire Prevention Week, observed Oct. 4-10 this year, is fast approaching, making it an opportune time to salute  volunteer firefighters who protect our lives and property.

    Fire Prevention Week has been around decades and has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 7-8, 1871, that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 people homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures.