Today's Opinions

  • LETTER: Thanks to all for making hospital auxiliary bazaar a success

    We want to thank everyone who supported our recently held Perry County Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar by buying baked goods and craft items, making gift shop purchases or bidding on our silent auction items, or by just enjoying our turkey and dressing luncheon.

    Also a special thank you to all the auxiliary members who worked that day, prepared baked items, or made something for our craft sale. It takes a lot of members, help from the hospital and the kitchen staff, and the community members who attended to make this a successful event every year.

  • LETTER: State’s surplus could meet some of counties’ needs

    I am writing your newspaper to address an upcoming problem that could affect every citizen in the state of Indiana.

    At this time the nation is approaching a fiscal problem that almost every American is aware of. At the same time our state is sitting on a large surplus, even though they will admit they are not sure how it was acquired.

    But at the same time the counties in our state have had to endure more and more unfunded mandates and the curtailing of certain operations, all in order to make the state look good.

  • LETTER: Fennhaven neighborhood looks better

    We were recently driving around Perry County and noticed some improvements in the Fennhaven area, notably on Riverview Drive.
    The well-kept properties along this street can now be fully appreciated.

    We understand Mayor Ewing and Bob Young were involved in this effort and we offer our thanks along with the homeowners in that area.


    Tell City

  • LETTER: Snyder: Eventful first year as mayor filled with milestone events for Cannelton

    This letter is sent to everyone who has given and helped with my first year as mayor of the City of Cannelton. It has been an event-filled year.

    We have achieved many things this year and there are so many to thank, so please take this letter as being sent to you.

  • COLUMN: Why you should subscribe to this newspaper


    It’s not often that I can deliver a column into every home in Perry County. Today’s sample edition of the Perry County News does just that so what better opportunity to talk about the newspaper you’re holding and why you should become a subscriber?

  • COLUMN: A black panther and dynamite

    Guest Columnist

    I want to add a bit of lore to Editor Vince Luecke’s Oct. 29 column on mountain lions and panthers.

    My dad, Frank Sandage Sr., (1907-1994) drove a school bus for the Anderson Township Schools from 1951 to 1966 until the new Perry Central School Corp. was organized.

    In early 1960 or 1961 Dad was returning from his early-morning run. This was before the new Indiana 37 was built.

  • COLUMN: In search of the perfect springerle


    I’m on vacation this week and of the long list of things I need to do, baking Christmas sweets is well up on my to-do list.

    Though I have a physique of a healthy eater, I’m no baker and the only cookies I’ve made as of late have come from two cubes of dough purchased from my school-age nieces and nephews. The cookies were OK but nowhere near as good as Mom’s made-from-scratch treats.

  • EDITORIAL: Mere threat to restrict filibusters may reduce them

    Everything isn’t always what it seems to be in politics, and sometimes just the threat to do something can produce the desired result.

    History buffs are familiar with the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, frequently called the court-packing plan. Because the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled several parts of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal legislation unconstitutional, Roosevelt suggested this bill to add more members to the Supreme Court. The Constitution does not specify how many members the court must have.