Today's Opinions

  • When it’s your time ...

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the News in 2003.


    The 8-year-old boy stood up from his seat, turned around and lifted the cushion he had been sitting on. He apparently found what he was looking for, because he quickly put the cushion back in its place and sat back down. Still, he looked worried.

  • Working for Hoosier veterans

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    As a veteran of the Iraq War, I have always felt an obligation to bring attention and support to our state’s veterans.

    Working to ensure that those Hoosiers who honorably served our country are taken care of is a responsibility all of us as state representatives have. I co-authored two bills this session that would combat challenges our veterans face here in Indiana.

  • Amphitheatre offers bargains for everyone’s musical tastes

    For many years the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosted only the Indianapolis 500. Then the track’s owners realized it did not make financial sense to use it only once a year, so now it also hosts a NASCAR race and Formula 1 race each year.

    Now the Lincoln Amphitheatre is using similar thinking to expand its offerings.

  • House Bill 1004 bad for teachers, bad for state

    For years, local teachers and school administrators have worked together to help best serve our students.

    If House Bill 1004 passes – the controversial bill purporting to solve Indiana’s teacher shortage – it will only worsen the shortage, thereby, making it harder to ensure kids in Cannelton City Schools have a caring and qualified teacher in every classroom.

  • Sidewalk supporters thanked

    I would like to thank everyone involved in the repairs of the sidewalks around Meyers Grade School.

    Thanks to Mary and Jim Snyder,Tom and Jane Huber, Julie Bishop, Bill and Judy Garret, Al Sibbet and Brian Garret with the Cannelton school system for all there generous donations.

    C.J. Ransom, owner of Ransom Excavating, made a donation and completed the job at cost.

  • News marks milestones

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    It’s been a season of celebrations at the News with two employees marking milestones in recent weeks. It’s also been a time to reflect on the life of a newspaper pioneer who guided the business for more than half a century.

    Joyce Dauby, our circulation manager, is marking 45 years with the company. Not only does she have the honor of being the most veteran staff member here, she is our parent company, Landmark Media Enterprises’, longest-serving employee.

  • Kleeman stepping down from school board


    I have had the honor and privilege to serve on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board for 11 years, first being appointed by the Troy Township trustee, then appointed by the Tell City Council, and lastly elected by the voters of the school corporation district in 2012.

    My service on the board has been driven by a desire and passion to help our community provide a system of quality education for our children.

  • Plenty of deserving movies vie for Oscar gold

    Eric Harris

    Film Review


    At this point, it doesn’t make sense to refer to this annual article as my Oscar “predictions.” I’ve been so far off the mark in recent years that I might as well flip a coin (and for some of these, I just might). It is more apt to simply call this my Academy Awards article. I’ll still make predictions, but my focus will be more on my personal favorites in each category instead of who I think will win.