Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Why the Electoral College?

    Randall T. Shepard

    Guest Columnist


    Editor’s note: A Democracy’s Primer is a collaboration between the journalism and legal communities to aid the public’s understanding of how government works with citizen engagement. Volunteers for the Indiana Bar Foundation (Bar Foundation) will write the articles for distribution by the Hoosier State Press Association Foundation. More about the both organizations may be found at www.inbf.org/ and www.hspafoundation.org/.


  • Presidential debates should stick to issues

    A record number of people watched the first debate between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, with most probably hoping to learn more about each candidate’s stand on the major issues facing our country.

    Instead viewers heard the type of name calling that one might expect to hear on a grade school playground, but little about the issues.

  • United Way supports Crisis Connection

    Crisis Connection Inc. would like to thank the United Way of Perry County and all those who contributed to it! Without those individual contributions, the allocation that we receive would not be possible. Crisis Connection is a local agency that serves Perry, Spencer, Dubois, Orange, Pike, Martin, Daviess and Crawford counties. The mission of Crisis Connection Inc. is to promote individual accountability and respect to end domestic violence and sexual assault through confidential crisis intervention, victim advocacy, primary prevention and collaboration with community partners.

  • New Boston bachelors

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    My apologies to Garrison Keillor of “Prairie Home Companion” fame, who has commented for decades on the ups and downs of Norwegian bachelor farmers. This column is about New Boston bachelor farmers, who no doubt have much in common with their upper Plains brethren. The New Boston chapter is a semi-happy band of brothers of whom I’m proud to count myself a member.

  • Share your voice this year:

    Commit now to voting In Indiana, you must be a registered voter to cast a ballot, and there are a few ways to do so. Hoosiers with a valid Indiana driver’s license or state ID can register to vote online at indianavoters.com. State voter registration forms also can be downloaded at indianavoters.com.

    Don’t have access to a computer? Call the Indiana Election Division at (800) 622-4941 or your county voter registration office to request a form be mailed to you.

  • Farm to Table dinner a big success

    On behalf of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, I would like to thank the following individuals, businesses, and organizations. Without their support, this event would not have been as successful as it was. 

    This community effort was highlighted on Sept. 24th as volunteers from all over the county came together to host our very first annual Farm to Table dinner and concert for the residents of Perry County.  This event is one of many traditions that we, as a committee, wish to start for Perry County.

  • United Way aids family outreach efforts

    Perry Central Family Outreach facilitates and sponsors a variety of programs and projects year round to help the families of Perry County obtain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. 

    We strive to reduce the barriers that prevent children and their families from reaching their fullest potential.