Today's Opinions

  • Anderson Woods thankful for United Way

    We at Anderson Woods would like to thank United Way of Perry County and the many individuals and businesses who donate to them for their part in helping us further our mission of serving those with special needs in our community.

    For many years now, United Way has provided substantial financial support to our summer camp located near Bristow.

    That support goes a long way toward allowing us to provide a unique, quality camp experience for children and adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom are directly from our local Perry County community.

  • County leaders can’t live within their means

    I must ask, when will our county leaders’ dreams of being kings of bigger castles end?

    We are a small, mostly woods county with little industry. And I love it. If I desired all of the high-dollar big-city amenities, I would move there. But not our leaders.

    They rammed that 0.5 percent down my throat for the jail and now another 0.25 of a percent. Is there no end?

  • Throw the bums out, No. 2

    Have you read the Nov. 9 article in the Perry County News by Donald Newell titled “Throw the bums out”? If not, do it now. It’s a very good piece that explains what irresponsible elected officials can do.

    This is the same thing that’s going on in our country now – taking the U.S. apart while being led by what could be the worst president and his cohorts we’ve ever had.

  • OK at times to be scooped

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    No journalist likes being scooped, especially this one. I used to moan and groan when another TV station or newspaper ran a story I was already working on. In the old days, weekly and twice-weekly newspapers like ours couldn’t do much between issues. We occasionally held the paper for big events and once or twice printed early to get big stories in the public’s hands sooner.

  • Thinking of spring? Cool start best for bulbs

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Don’t jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather.  If it is too cool outside without a jacket then it’s just right for planting bulbs.

  • Grant funds benefit Tell City

    Lloyd Arnold

    Rep. District 74


    Indiana continues to work towards improving the safety of Hoosiers as well as raising the quality of life for all its residents. In order to do so, we must maintain the current housing stock in our communities and make sure those residents are in homes that are safe and easily accessible.

    The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority helps to ensure we preserve Indiana’s housing through partnerships and grants.

  • Let presidential candidates ask the questions

    So, it seems the Republican presidential candidates are unhappy with their most recent debate.

    Televised presidential debates aren’t really debates at all. They’re a weird combination of a group interview and a panel discussion.

    Candidates use them to push a pre-cooked message. The journalists asking the questions use them to try to cut through the fog.

    The net result is that no one wins. And the biggest loser is the voter.

    Here’s a modest suggestion.

  • 70th fall festival a hit

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Cannelton Elementary enjoyed their 70th annual Parent-Teacher Organization Fall Festival.

    We had a tremendous turnout and a very successful Festival. The Cannelton Elementary School PTO would like to thank the entire faculty, staff, students, parents, grandparents, guardians, community, volunteers and the following individuals and businesses.