.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Opinions

  • Faith and community

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perry countynews.com

     

    It’s good to see Perry County’s churches working together and supporting one another There were two good examples of that recently.

  • National Night Out a big success

    What a success! On Aug. 2, the communities of Perry County enjoyed our first local National Night Out Event, and the event is getting rave reviews.

    On behalf of the local National Night Out Planning Committee, we want to extend a heart-felt thank you for making this event so successful and for the support you have shown local law enforcement.

  • Cal Ripken All-Stars thank sponsors

    The 9/10u Tell City Cal Ripken All Star Baseball Team and coaches would like to thank everyone who purchased fund raising items and the following local businesses and individuals that provided individual donations:

  • Citizen of the Year grateful, humbled

    To Vince Luecke, a very talented writer and photographer, thank you for the special way you presented me to your readers as this year’s Distinguished Citizen. I was so impressed as I read it; you wrote it about just who I am, and your pictures were great.

    To the people in this community, thank you very much for the personal congratulations, the phone calls, the cards and the flowers I received. At times, all of the good words left me speechless to respond, and that’s not ordinary for me.

  • Federal funds and fairness

    LARRY KLEEMAN

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    Federal funds known as Community Development Block Grants are distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development to Indiana in two methods. First they are awarded to 17 HUD Entitlement Communities and secondly as a Block Grant to the State of Indiana for use throughout the state in the “Non-Entitlement” areas.

  • Indiana’s teacher evaluations not working

    As we have seen with the continuing struggle to replace the hated ISTEP, members of the Indiana education establishment has difficulty with the whole testing concept — what to test, how to test it, what to do with the results.

    Now it appears they even have trouble testing the teachers who give the tests. Indiana lawmakers put the a statewide evaluation system in place in 2011 with the goal of raising expectations for teachers to keep improving their performance. It was also supposed to identify teachers in need of improvement or removal from the classroom.

  • Trump not the first ‘America First’ promoter

    Firstly, I am writing in response to a pro-Trump letter from a young man named (Tim) Kloeppel, a 2011 graduate of Perry Central, originally from St. Croix. It is stated he will attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in August, (letter appeared in the July 7 edition.) This poor soul is incredibly confused.

    He is writing about the America First Committee and one of its leaders, Charles Lindbergh. Trump is stating that he wants to put America first. What was the America First Committee? Who was Charles Lindbergh?

  • Indiana’s first paper published in Vincennes

    Vince Luecke

    Editor

    editor@perrycountynews.com

     

    Ever since the News was named this year’s Schweizer Fest business of the year, I’ve been trying to research as much as a can about the history of the paper. We pat ourselves on the back with our editorial on this page.

    Jess Cohen with the Vincennes Sun-Commercial penned this story on Indiana’s first paper,  published in Vincennes in 1804 by an enterprising business owner named Elihu Stout.