Today's Opinions

  • Time to fish or cut bait on tax reform

    Center on Congress

    As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes. Yet there’s one ray of hope. The House and Senate chairs of the tax-writing committees, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, are preparing a comprehensive tax-reform plan. They see the budget negotiations as their opportunity to enact much needed changes to our bloated, off-kilter tax laws.

  • Voice for rural Hoosier communities

    By Richard Young Jr., State Senator

  • LETTER: Supporters made Legion Post 213’s picnic a success

    The American Legion held its family picnic Sept. 15. I would like to thank everyone for helping and I would like to publicly give credit to the businesses for donating coupons for the kids games.

    Thanks to Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell and McDonald’s.

    Thanks again.

    President American Legion Post 213 Auxiliary

  • LETTER: Do you think Obama should be impeached?

    Editor's note: An incorrect headline appeared over this letter in our print edition.

    I'd like to respond both to GOP politicians along with their Tea Party followers about their accusations that Obama is abusing his power. I'll respond by asking them a few questions.

  • LETTER: Anderson Woods counts on United Way help

    We at Anderson Woods would like to thank United Way of Perry County and the many individuals and businesses who donate to them for their part in helping us further our mission of serving those with special needs in our community.

    For many years now, United Way has provided substantial financial support to our summer camp located near Bristow.

    That support goes a long way toward allowing us to provide a unique, quality camp experience for children and adults with developmental disabilities, many of whom are directly from our local Perry County community.

  • LETTER: Perry County celebrating its bicentennial in November 2014; committee wants ideas

    Perry County will celebrate its 200th anniversary Nov. 1, 2014.  A bicentennial committee has events planned all year to celebrate this important occasion in our county’s history.

    In order to help us get to know our county better, we decided to have a monthly focus on a piece of our history. We invite organizations, businesses, individuals and others to get involved in any way you can to make this a great celebration year.

  • COLUMN: Generation Gap: The life of Louie Heitkemper

    Guest Columnist

    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 Leo Simpson, who profiles the life of Louie Heitkemper.

  • COLUMN: Indiana autumns

    Guest Columnist

    We were driving the back roads in central Perry County. My wife and I were on our way to a mowing job. We’ve been cutting grass for a living for 20 years now. It’s hard, sweaty work but it keeps you in shape. We own the business and we’re outdoors and in the sun, which means a lot to both of us.