Today's Opinions

  • Weekend delivers fine time to explore Perry County

    Vince Luecke



    Personally, I love traveling this time of the year. I’m too  busy to travel very far. Give me a trip to Rome and Magnet any day. I made an evening trip Tuesday evening, stopping first at the Shuabel Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The village open house is this weekend and it includes the 2 p.m. Saturday dedication of the Millstone School. See Page 1B for the details. It should be a great event.

  • Retaining our best teachers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Working to keep high-quality teachers in Indiana is something folks on both sides of the aisle can agree on. Our schools depend on Indiana’s colleges and universities to maintain a pipeline of outstanding teachers.

    Earlier this year the Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation, which received nearly unanimous bipartisan support, that created a program to keep more teaching graduates right here in the Hoosier State.

  • United Way supports adult education

    Perry County Adult Education is dedicated to helping local adults prepare for and pass the High School Equivalency Examination, formerly GED, now known as TASC.

    Adult learners have many barriers to overcome. Some are internal, such as motivation or confidence; others are external, such as lack of transportation to and from class or lack of money to pay the $90 TASC test fee.

    It is our goal to remove as many barriers as we can to enable adults to be successful in our program.

  • Perry Childcare thankful for United Way

    Perry Childcare is elated to be named a grant recipient of the United Way of Perry County. A nonprofit child-care facility, Perry Childcare provides quality care and preschool education to families with children ranging from infants to school age.

    The facility also has extended hours of operation to meet the needs of working families. Enrollment is open to anyone living in the regional area, regardless of place of employment. Perry Childcare accepts both Indiana and Kentucky vouchers and is engaged in working with foster parents as well.

  • Why the Electoral College?

    Randall T. Shepard

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.


  • Presidential debates should stick to issues

    A record number of people watched the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with most probably hoping to learn more about each candidate’s stand on the major issues facing our country.

    Instead viewers heard the type of name calling that one might expect to hear on a grade school playground, but little about the issues.

  • United Way supports Crisis Connection

    Crisis Connection Inc. would like to thank the United Way of Perry County and all those who contributed to it! Without those individual contributions, the allocation that we receive would not be possible. Crisis Connection is a local agency that serves Perry, Spencer, Dubois, Orange, Pike, Martin, Daviess and Crawford counties. The mission of Crisis Connection Inc. is to promote individual accountability and respect to end domestic violence and sexual assault through confidential crisis intervention, victim advocacy, primary prevention and collaboration with community partners.

  • New Boston bachelors

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    My apologies to Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame, who has commented for decades on the ups and downs of Norwegian bachelor farmers. This column is about New Boston bachelor farmers, who no doubt have much in common with their upper Plains brethren. The New Boston chapter is a semi-happy band of brothers of whom I’m proud to count myself a member.