Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: State needs to make Kusher Hill safer for motorcyclists

    Kusher Hill is a dangerous place for motorcyclists and we wish something could be done to lessen the number of accidents on the picturesque but steep stretch of Indiana 66.

    Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Myers said it himself a few weeks ago after being called to a collision involving a husband and wife on a motorcycle. Every year he is called to a half dozen or more Kusher Hill crashes involving motorcyclists. “And that’s just me as a one deputy,” he said.

    State police and conservation officers handle other accidents.

  • COLUMN: It’s time for an intervention

    Center for Congress

    The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?

    Congress is unable to do its job. It displays neither competence nor responsibility. It lurches – reeling from crisis to crisis, each one self-manufactured in an effort to postpone the reckoning from some earlier crisis. It shut the government down over a temporary budget.

  • LETTER: This little piggy calls Dauby Lane home now

    I’ve seen a lot of things in the years that I have lived on Dauby Lane. We’ve got skunks and cats, runners and wannabe Daytona 500 drivers who roar up and down all night.

    All in all, it’s a pretty good mix; nothing really out of the ordinary for a semi-country road. That has changed in the past week though. A few days ago my wife spotted a feral pig.

  • LETTER: Helping United Way helps all of us

    As co-chair of the 2013 United Way of Perry County annual drive, I am very proud of our community and the willingness to make things happen. I feel people care and strive in helping make our county a better place to live.

    It is an honor and privilege to be co-chair on this special, commemorative anniversary of 40 years (strong) with United Way!

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: Father Tom

    Guest Columnist

    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

    The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students.

  • COLUMN: Seeds that stick


    A quick trip into a corn field last week turned into a sticky situation I’ve yet to extricate myself from. It was more annoying and embarrassing than anything but it proves once again Mother Nature’s amazing abilities.

  • EDITORIAL: County must step up to animal-control issue

    We are sad to see the latest efforts to bring real animal control to Perry County dismissed in recent acts by the county commissioners and council.

    As we reported Sept. 23, County Commissioner Tom Hauser said during a Sept. 3 meeting he didn’t remember the county’s animal welfare, control and education board asking for $40,000 to pay an officer to perform animal-control duties.

  • COLUMN: We should all say ‘no more’ to domestic violence

    Guest Columnist

    During a recent 12-month period, 58 people died through  acts of domestic violence in Indiana. And just a few weeks ago an abuser in Indianapolis shot and killed a police officer whose brave actions saved the life of the abuser’s girlfriend and her 10-month-old child.