Today's Opinions

  • Our civic responsibilities

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I’ve grown so accustomed to biting my tongue around politicians, I’m fortunate to have kept the ability to speak. I spend as much time in public meetings as just about any elected official in Perry County and it’s certainly difficult at times to not speak my mind during public debates.

  • The right prescription for meth

    Indiana has the unfortunate distinction of leading the nation in meth lab seizures. Since 2013, law enforcement has dismantled 4,477 meth labs, rescued 1,104 children living in a meth lab environment and arrested 3,766 people connected to manufacturing meth.

    Perry County has long had a major meth problem, with hundreds of clandestine labs discovered in homes, moving vehicles, campsites and abandoned buildings.

  • Amid the dark shadows, Christmas shines brightly




    My family has made it a tradition to watch the film “the Nativity Story” every year before Christmas. This movie, which was released in 2006 by New Line Cinema, attempts to tell the story surrounding the birth of Jesus.

  • Never stop learning

    Eric Harris

    Guest Columnist


    This is the third of three articles about my decision to quit teaching. Part one was mainly about my reasons regarding the opinions of educators and state policy regarding education. Part two was about my decision to go from teaching to factory work. Part three is about my experience at Cannelton and general thoughts on teaching practices. I’ll try my best (and fail) to keep these articles focused.

  • Memories of Christmases past

    Editor’s note: This column originally ran in the Dec. 20, 2010 issue.

  • An Elfin good holiday job


    The things I’ve learned from helping typeset and ready this year’s Santa Letters are difficult to put into words that would be focused merely on the section itself, so I’m going to try to sum it up through reflection.

  • Musician still kicking, just not as high

    Folks, I’ll have to make this a very short letter to the editor.

    I know that you all probably have some idea of how busy a musician and a sports fan can be.

    Just to let you known that I’m still kickin’, just not so high.

    I have met many wonderful folks in Perry County in the past 50 years, from 1965 to 2015. Thanks to the folks who helped me along the way.

  • Foundation making our county a better place

    This time of the year, many people are thinking about giving back to others. We’d like to invite you to give back to your community. We can help. And the best part is that anyone wanting to give to a cause can do so through utilizing the foundation as a way their giving will last forever.

    The foundation is a resource in which we grant back money to organizations in a way that donations last forever. A donation can be made to any of our 97 funds and we invest the donations. Then a portion is granted out, and the fund lasts forever.