Today's Opinions

  • Plants and insects come alive in spring

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The hostas and daylilies are barely poking out of the ground and I’m already noticing signs of slug activity! The primrose and lungwort have been munched on; bagworms are dangling from the pines and the next generation of borers are stirring beneath the bark getting ready to emerge and reproduce; the larvae of the holly leaf-miner are ready to become flies.

  • USDA to help feed hungry children this summer




    As we near the end of another winter, many parents and children are already beginning to think about summer. Sadly, though, the thought for some parents is: “How will I feed my children?”

  • Commonsense financial reform for banks

    Joe Donnelly

    U.S. Senate


    The Senate is on the verge of doing something very helpful to small businesses and Hoosier families this month: overcoming the overwhelming partisan gridlock of Washington to pass a bipartisan package to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on small financial institutions and expand protections for consumers, servicemembers, and veterans.

  • ‘Black Panther’ is one of Marvel’s best

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic

    Marvel comic book movies can be exhausting. It seems like each one only exists to set up the next movie. They’re all well-made, entertaining films and are even unique, but you always get the feeling that you’re watching a preview for the next, bigger movie.

  • Help and responsibility

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    President Donald Trump has proposed shaking up one of our nation’s most important and expensive public safety net programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known and still commonly called “food stamps.”

    I think generating new ideas about how to help people who need help with less money is a good thing.

    SNAP serves millions of people in the U.S., including a good number of people in Perry County.

  • CVB gift shop will be missed

    We were disappointed to learn that the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose office is located inside the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street, is phasing out its gift shop.

    We don’t regularly cover meetings of the CVB board but, as we understand it, the vote to close the gift shop divided its members, with some in favor of the decision while others wanted the store to stay.

  • 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.