Today's Opinions

  • The Christmas Mouse


    A few years back Perry County was battered by what seemed an arctic blast during early December. My wife and I weathered the storm in our old farmhouse out on Dauby Lane that is leaning toward the century mark.

    Oh, its been remodeled and is in good shape, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s old.

  • Snow gets to us all

    Vince Luecke

    Snow has a love-hate relationship with those on whom it falls. Many of us cringe at the very word. We hate snow for what it creates and leaves behind: slick roads, fender benders, sidewalks to shovel, wet shoes and cold toes.

    Many of us have had enough of winter already and it’s not even New Year’s yet.

  • Free speech and ‘Duck Dynasty’

    Seldom has an interview in a publication known more for its coverage of men’s fashions than its profiles of celebrities generated such a national conversation.

    We’re speaking, of course, of the GQ interview of Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame. Robertson, patriarch of the top-rated cable show, was asked about his view of homosexuality and he obligingly shared his personal views that homosexuality is wrong and a sin. That made lots of people’s wings flutter. Robertson also raised a ruckus with his views on race.

  • As Blue Bridge reopens, expect red carpet treatment from Owensboro Health

    Philip Patterson
    Guest Columnist

    Think of it as a welcome mat.  The Glover Cary Bridge, freshly repainted and open for business, is once again escorting passengers into Owensboro, Ky. If you haven’t been to our city for a while, I think you will be surprised to learn how much has changed in the past six months.

    • Many exciting construction projects are happening downtown, including a sparkling new convention center, set to open early next year.

    • Restaurants and other businesses are growing.

  • Generation Gap: Cathy Hammack


    Editor’s Note: The Perry County News is publishing a series of interviews conducted by eighth-graders in Joyce Stath’s English class at Tell City Junior-Senior High School. The interviews are of people one or two generations older than students. Today’s column is by Bryson Naviaux, who profiles Cathy Hammack.

  • Hospital’s bazaar had plenty of supporters

    We want to thank everyone who supported our recently held Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar by buying baked goods and craft items, making gift-shop purchases or bidding on our silent-auction items, or by just enjoying our turkey and dressing luncheon.

  • Hot chocolate success at Tell City Schools

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Program served hot chocolate to its students, staff and faculty this Monday for the holiday season.

    This would not have been possible without the generous donation of many cups from C&S Inc.

    Renaissance and the entire school would like to thank you for your donation.

    Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Program

  • Perry County is a great place to call home

    I was reading the stories on the front page of the Dec. 12 B section. I like them and agree with every one of them.

    Tell City is a small town and it always will be. I have lived here all my life. I cannot see me living anyplace else. Bigger cities have a lot more crime and traffic.

    There are a lot of good people living here. I think it is just a shame though you can’t even buy a 2-by-4 board here in town. Some new stores open, some close. Do you ever get ahead?