Today's Opinions

  • United Way’s support of schools appreciated

    United Way of Perry County is an optimistic beacon in our community, seeing our children as our future and taking a visionary approach to community growth. 

    This attitude led United Way of Perry County to support Perry Central Robotics, and we extend our sincere thanks to the organization and the many donors who make the work of United Way of Perry County possible.

  • Don’t let regulations cripple finances

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    The local community deserves more say in the upkeep of its infrastructure; especially at the hand of regulatory agencies that don’t fully understand the financial limitations of residents.

  • Keeping Hoosier homes warm this winter

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    As the winter months and cold temperatures approach, this time serves as a reminder that some Hoosiers may be eligible for energy assistance through the Low Income Heating Assistance Program. Our state offers low-income households financial assistance to keep their utilities connected during the winter months through this program.

  • Benefit for Tammy Scott Tanner a success

    On Oct. 29, a benefit was held to help my mother, Tammy Scott Tanner, to help offset the financial burden of her cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    On July 14 of this year, my mother underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer and she has been hospitalized due to the effects of chemotherapy. As of this writing, she is currently still hospitalized due to lung problems caused by chemo.

    She was working but only part time, so she was not eligible for any benefits or leave pay.

  • Fall Festival a big success in Cannelton

    On Wednesday, Oct. 26, our annual fall festival enjoyed a tremendous turnout from students, staff and community supporters.

    Cannelton PTO would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for helping make this year’s annual fall festival a huge success. Along with the entire staff and student body of Cannelton City Schools, we would like to thank the following:

  • The benefits of tax-increment financing

    I have had several people of late ask me what TIF (tax-increment financing) does for our local school system.

    Guess what! TIF gives the Tell City-Troy Township School System $120,000 a year to replace taxes they don’t collect.

    The Perry County Redevelopment Commission voted about two years ago to give the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.  $120,000 a year until the year 2024.

  • A dirty kid? Yes, I was

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I grew up ankle-deep in hog manure. Well, I had boots on, but I got plenty of pig and cow poo on me and when I had to clean out the chicken house, I breathed in my share of dried chicken poo, too.

    Other than obesity (which genes and my overactive appetite are to blame) I’m healthy and don’t have allergies or asthma. So are my siblings and as I’ve thought about it the past couple of weeks, so are most of the one-time farm kids I know.

  • A little post-election decorum, please

    Now that the election is over and the dust of arguably the most contentious presidential race in our history has finally settled, revealing a clear and decisive winner, everyone should just calm down.

    There have been thousands of protesters rioting in cities across the country who decry Hillary Clinton’s defeat at the hands of now President-elect Trump.