Today's Opinions

  • Help and responsibility

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    President Donald Trump has proposed shaking up one of our nation’s most important and expensive public safety net programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known and still commonly called “food stamps.”

    I think generating new ideas about how to help people who need help with less money is a good thing.

    SNAP serves millions of people in the U.S., including a good number of people in Perry County.

  • CVB gift shop will be missed

    We were disappointed to learn that the Perry County Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose office is located inside the Tell City Depot on Seventh Street, is phasing out its gift shop.

    We don’t regularly cover meetings of the CVB board but, as we understand it, the vote to close the gift shop divided its members, with some in favor of the decision while others wanted the store to stay.

  • New generation demands gun reform

    Kelly Hawes

    Guest Columnist


    Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez revved up the crowd at a rally just days after a teenager’s reign of terror.

  • Collective approach needed to combat social issues impacting children

    Tami SIlverman

    Indiana Youth  Institute


    Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps, and the soaring impact of parental opioid use. There are successful prevention and intervention programs throughout the state, many of which engage government, philanthropic and corporate partners. A growing body of evidence shows the key to lasting improvements will be the proliferation of prolonged cross-sector partnerships. 

  • On the silver screen: a 2018 Oscars preview

    Eric Harris

    Film Critic


  • Gardeners, it’s potato planting time

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Spring break from teaching at U of L falls conveniently during the week of St. Patrick’s Day; which is also my target date for planting onions and potatoes. I typically manage a mid-March planting but the condition of the soil is my primary concern.  I will not start digging until the soil dries out and is considered workable.

  • Addicts need help, not only incarceration

    My name is Bryan Price. I am currently serving time in Indiana Department of Correction. I have 3 years and 7 months remaining in my sentence. I am an addict and will always be proud to help anyone try to understand addiction.

    I have nine felonies I have to live with for the rest of my life, many of them due to drugs. I was reading all of the names of people that the Tell City Police and Perry County Sheriff’s Department arrested. Your newspaper asked for feedback, so here is what I have to say.

  • Wastewater rate changes will be more fair

    New wastewater rate changes adopted by the Tell City Common Council last week will be more fair overall and should help those who live alone, which would include mainly elderly people on fixed incomes.

    But the system still has a bug or two that needs to be worked out.

    The previous rates charged the same minimum fee to anyone who used 3,000 gallons of water or less in a month, whether they used 1,800 or 2,999.