Today's Opinions

  • More jobs for Hoosiers

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    Guest Columnist


    Recent economic reports show Indiana’s economy continues to grow stronger. The state’s labor force participation is at its highest level since 2009, and private sector employment levels hover at an all-time high.

    These reports confirm what Hoosiers know to be true: Indiana is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

  • Supporters made team trip possible

    During the week of July 12-17, the Tell City High School Boys Cross Country Club went on a trip to Colorado. While there, we visited Great Sand Dunes National Park and Adams State University. Then we climbed Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado. This was a great bonding experience for the boys as well a great week of training.

    This trip could not have been possible without the following sponsors: ARI, Tom McCart, Engineer  Associates, Dean Boerste, Thomas Glass, Dauby’s Body Shop, Double Diamond Supply, Kevin Waninger, The Post and Logos.

  • If Hillary wins, we’re all in trouble

    I read Mr. Adkins column and then I read it again. There seemed to be something missing. Then it hit me. With somebody as deceitful as Mrs. Clinton, there has to be more. With all the illegal, irresponsible things she has done, all the cover-ups, there has to be more. A lot more.

    But this was a fantastic article. I wish everybody would cut out the article and hang it on their ‘fridge’. Then when November rolls around take it down and read it over and over.

    Because if Hillary wins, we are in deep, deep trouble.


    Bob Preher

  • Thanks for making arts evening a success

    On Saturday, July 9, the Tell City Regional Arts Association hosted An Evening of Art at City Hall in Tell City. This first time event inside the building included wine and cheese tastings, displays of art by local artists and fellowship by all who attended.

  • Is lunch or dinner at noon?

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Do you call your noon meal lunch or dinner?

    Thinking about many of the old farmers I used to work for had me thinking last week about the words we describe our noon meal.

    In fact, a man well into his 80s recently said he had to get home and fix dinner for a lady friend. It was 11 a.m.

    Most of us refer to dinner as an evening meal and many of us simply call it “supper.”

  • Improving public safety requires cooperation

    It wasn’t much of a shock to hear more than one county council member say during their Thursday regular session that their plans for public safety tax money is prioritized. The acknowledgments came amid a heated discussion that ensued with crews that staff local fire departments, ambulances and first responders after the council decided to earmark nearly $75,000 for a new sheriff’s deputy, patrol, jail officer and the associated benefits for the employees.

  • Helping fish more fun than catching

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    About the only thing more fun for an angler than catching fish is helping a youngster catch fish. Last weekend, again I had that fun.

    Granddaughters, Molly and Kennedy, were visiting for several days. They had announced in advance they wanted to fish. I was prepared with red worms and nightcrawlers.

  • Clinton the wrong choice for several reasons

    I would like to respond to the guest columnist of July 14, because I found several areas that were presented that were taken out of context, clearly, to misrepresent what the original author had said.

    The article was to address two basic concerns: 1) the contempt directed at Hillary Clinton; and 2) the reasons that a Trump election would be a mistake of epic proportions.