Today's Opinions

  • New generation demands gun reform

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist


    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez revved up the crowd at a rally just days after a teenager’s reign of terror.

  • Collective approach needed to combat social issues impacting children

    Tami SIlverman

    Indiana Youth  Institute


    Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps, and the soaring impact of parental opioid use. There are successful prevention and intervention programs throughout the state, many of which engage government, philanthropic and corporate partners. A growing body of evidence shows the key to lasting improvements will be the proliferation of prolonged cross-sector partnerships. 

  • On the silver screen: a 2018 Oscars preview

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic


  • Gardeners, it’s potato planting time

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern.  I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Addicts need help, not only incarceration

    My name is Bryan Price. I am currently serving time in Indiana Department of Correction. I have 3 years and 7 months remaining in my sentence. I am an addict and will always be proud to help anyone try to understand addiction.

    I have nine felonies I have to live with for the rest of my life, many of them due to drugs. I was reading all of the names of people that the Tell City Police and Perry County Sheriff’s Department arrested. Your newspaper asked for feedback, so here is what I have to say.

  • Wastewater rate changes will be more fair

    New wastewater rate changes adopted by the Tell City Common Council last week will be more fair overall and should help those who live alone, which would include mainly elderly people on fixed incomes.

    But the system still has a bug or two that needs to be worked out.

    The previous rates charged the same minimum fee to anyone who used 3,000 gallons of water or less in a month, whether they used 1,800 or 2,999.

  • Some pipers carry bad news

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    A friend of mine was quite the vision to see on Fat Tuesday, with a red, green and gold checkered suit to go with her naturally red hair. She wore a black top hat and had Mardi Gras beads swinging around her neck.  I told her she looked like the Pied Piper.

    Who? she asked.

  • Renaissance class thanks for support

    On Friday, Feb. 16, the Renaissance Leadership Class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School hosted its annual spaghetti dinner and silent auction.