Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Adopting Sanders’ entire platform would be disaster for Democrats

    Sen. Bernie Sanders called Tuesday for a “fundamental transformation” of the Democratic Party, but most of his suggestions would be a recipe for disaster for the party.

    First he wants to eliminate superdelegates, the party officials and leaders who are free to vote for the presidential candidate of their choice at the convention instead of being pledged to a candidate based on votes won in primaries or caucuses.

  • Thanks for making postal food drive a success

    The Council on Agencies would like to give a sincere thank you to the U.S. Post Office and all of the postal workers who collected food and to anyone who contributed food in the annual food rive.

    Also a thank you to the volunteers who helped in this drive and to anyone else who has given food to the Council of Agencies. It is very much appreciated.

    Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can contact a member by calling (812) 547-7393.


    Angie Garrett

    Treasurer, Perry County Council of Agencies

  • Thank you, Perry County Memorial Hospital

    To all doctors, nurses, security, cleaning crew, respiratory dept, telephone operators and anyone else I may have missed:

    My mom and I would like to sincerely thank you from the bottom to the top of our hearts.

    My mom came in to your hospital because her blood count was low and after being admitted and given blood, she had an attack of her appendix. She was then taken into surgery for an appendectomy.

  • 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!

  • Hillary Clinton’s progressive nightmare

    At a recent Hillary Clinton political rally in California, she expressed an unusual sentiment. The essence of what she said is that she is going to make America what they all know it can be. To make America what they all know it can be? You gotta be kidding!

  • Make farmers markets part of your summer

    Tell City’s twice-weekly farmers markets are underway and we hope more Perry Countians will take advantage of the opportunity to purchase locally raised fruits, vegetables and other products.

    The markets are held every Wednesday, starting at 4 p.m., and every Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. The first few events drew several people and vendors selling vegetables, crafts and bedding plants.  But we still hear that many residents don’t  know the markets are taking place or don’t know they are being held at the Tell City Depot.

  • 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?