Today's Opinions

  • Economic development never ends

    I have read statements made by political candidates who question the value of the Perry County Development Corp. These candidates may not realize but economic development should never end. The value that PCDC brings to Perry County is immeasurable.  

  • Benghazi, Clinton and the White House

    I chatted with a lady the other day while eating out per the presidential election she stated she didn’t like Donald Trump at all but she couldn’t possibly vote for Hillary Clinton because her son was a Marine citing Clinton’s involvement what happened on 9/11/2012. However the lady went onto say we need a Ronald Reagan now our conversation did end on a pleasant note however I’d like to address all the Republican derangement addressed to Hillary Clinton.

  • Deaconess VNA United Way partnership

    On behalf of the Deaconess VNA Plus Board of Directors, staff and most importantly, the patients and families we serve in Perry County, thank you and the United Way of Perry County, for our 2017 allocation.

  • I was nearly killed by semi Thursday

    I was almost killed Thursday night when a semi driver ran the stop sign at full speed at the intersection of 237 and 37.

    He passed right in front of me. He must have been half asleep or texting because somehow he missed all the flashing lights.

    I wonder if the state  should install rumble strips there. Those are impossible to ignore, by even the most distracted of drivers.

    If you have had a similar experience, I suggest you contact INDOT. Maybe together we can save a life.



  • Weekend delivers fine time to explore Perry County

    Vince Luecke



    Personally, I love traveling this time of the year. I’m too  busy to travel very far. Give me a trip to Rome and Magnet any day. I made an evening trip Tuesday evening, stopping first at the Shuabel Little Pioneer Village near Rocky Point.

    The village open house is this weekend and it includes the 2 p.m. Saturday dedication of the Millstone School. See Page 1B for the details. It should be a great event.

  • Retaining our best teachers

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    Working to keep high-quality teachers in Indiana is something folks on both sides of the aisle can agree on. Our schools depend on Indiana’s colleges and universities to maintain a pipeline of outstanding teachers.

    Earlier this year the Indiana House of Representatives passed legislation, which received nearly unanimous bipartisan support, that created a program to keep more teaching graduates right here in the Hoosier State.

  • United Way supports adult education

    Perry County Adult Education is dedicated to helping local adults prepare for and pass the High School Equivalency Examination, formerly GED, now known as TASC.

    Adult learners have many barriers to overcome. Some are internal, such as motivation or confidence; others are external, such as lack of transportation to and from class or lack of money to pay the $90 TASC test fee.

    It is our goal to remove as many barriers as we can to enable adults to be successful in our program.

  • Perry Childcare thankful for United Way

    Perry Childcare is elated to be named a grant recipient of the United Way of Perry County. A nonprofit child-care facility, Perry Childcare provides quality care and preschool education to families with children ranging from infants to school age.

    The facility also has extended hours of operation to meet the needs of working families. Enrollment is open to anyone living in the regional area, regardless of place of employment. Perry Childcare accepts both Indiana and Kentucky vouchers and is engaged in working with foster parents as well.