Today's Opinions

  • Honoring a fallen hero

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    A man in the Netherlands is trying to locate relatives of a Troy man killed in World War II. With today’s issue of News going to every household, I hope someone will soon be sending an overseas email.

    I may have mentioned Nowy van Hedel’s request in a column some time ago, but the 30-year-old Dutch man recently sent another email explaining what he has learned about Clifford M. Mills, and the battle in which he and more than 8,000 other U.S. men were killed.

  • Resident opposed to proposed safety tax

    Buried on page 5A of the July 30 edition of the Perry County News is an article indicating the Perry County Council wants to circumvent the property-tax cap by assessing a .25-percent income tax to fund “public safety” expenses.

    The state imposed a property tax cap for an excellent reason – to relieve all property owners of excessive taxation. Immediately after enacting the law, local politicians and school districts contrived to circumvent the law through referendums and other schemes. Remember the tax fight we had with the local school district?  

  • Veterans, know where get assistance

    Greetings all veterans and families. Just a short note to say hello and hope all is well. I know the glass if half full. I went to Mass and Father Brian said, “ It’s a nice morning” I told him that the Indians would say, “It’s a good day to die.”

    Now, to get to the point. If any of you vets are having health issues and need help from the VA you do have resources.

    Yes, your DD-214 is a must. If you don’t know where or when you misplaced it see Wayne Hubert at the Perry County Courthouse.

  • Parish thanks football team for help

    Many thanks to members of the Tell City Marksmen football team for helping move pews back into our church in time for our church picnic Sunday, July 26.


    The Rev. Brian Esarey


    Pastor, St. Augustine Catholic Church, Leopold

  • Road runs calling your name




    If you have been through downtown Tell City the past few days, I am sure you have noticed the town readying itself for our annual Schweizer Fest celebration.

    I hope you have started to make a list of things that you would like for yourself and your family to experience these next few days.

  • Wilt caused by more than heat in vegetable patch

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    The garden is languishing this year but, ironically, there is one perennial problem that doesn’t seem to be bothering my squash and zucchini: the squash-vine borer.

    The early summer rains stunted my yellow squash; my Romanesco zucchini ‘Gadzukes’ is really the only variety producing and there seem to be no signs of wilt on the horizon.

  • Increased funding for community corrections

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    As your state senator, one of my goals is to make sure our communities stay safe. During the 2015 legislative session, the General Assembly prioritized funding for community corrections programs that emphasize rehabilitation for low-level offenders.

  • Thanks for supporting Moose Lodge fest

    Our annual Summer Fest picnic and chicken and pork chop dinner sales this year were another success for our lodge. Thanks to the patrons of Tell City and the surrounding areas for their huge support. Special thanks goes out to our fireworks sponsors. We could not have pulled it off without your help. Thank you all so much.