Today's Opinions

  • I’m ready to write

    Jake Bethel

    Feature Writer

    lifestyles@perry countynews.com


    Writing has always been an important part of my life. When I was a child, I would write songs and stories, always interested in manipulating words.

    In my first semester of classes at Ivy Tech Community College in Evansville, my professor, Barbara Brown, told me I should go into a career that involved writing.

  • School health fair had dedicated supporters

    I would like to thank the following businesses and organizations that participated in the staff health fair at Tell City Junior-Senior High School: Caryn Weiss with Perry County Memorial Hospital, Debbie Gengelbach with Burris-LeClere-Labhart, Mary Steed with Golden Living, Breanne Walsh with EverBody’s Fun and Fitness, Jay Johnson with Advocare, Audrie Fella for massages, CVS for flu shots and Liberty Lab for bloodwork.

     I would also like to thank John Smitson and Julie Wooldridge for help in setting up.


    Chris Page

  • Feed the Horses event was a big success
  • We should live by God’s word, not man’s

    This is in regard to the Sept. 7 editorial about Kim Davis, (“Clerk who refuses to issue licenses should resign.”)

    I think as a Christian she had the right to stand for what she believes. It’s about the holy word of God we must stand on and not man’s word.

    But not too many people read God’s holy word, sad to say. If God’s people would stand up for the word of God, our nation wouldn’t be in the trouble it’s in.

  • Being there at the end

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I shall return there. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”


    Those are Job’s words in response to the calamities raining down on his head. The Old Testament story tells us Job lost his children, property and health, unbeknownst to him, as a result of a wager of sorts between God and Satan.

  • United Way supports Perry County’s seniors


    On behalf of the Perry County Council on Aging, I would like to sincerely thank the United Way of Perry County for all the support in the past and present to our organization.  Our organization provides transportation to all Perry County residents and services to senior citizens at our senior center, called the OAKS, located in Cannelton. 

  • Hidden treasures:Tulip Trestle, Yoho Store

    Phil Junker

    Outdoor Tales


    Fishing, hunting, camping and hiking usually are the primary focus of the Outdoor Tales column. Sometimes it is something like a flower or tree, maybe even a bug. And, sometimes it is a road trip.

    Often I enjoy just taking a drive and a nice day. There are times there is no destination in mind when the drive begins.

  • Origins of our species: No easy answers

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    Cogito ergo sum … I think, therefore I am … is a philosophical proposition made famous by René Descartes. But is that what makes humans unique?

    For years, science has held a pretty firm grip on that query; and the common thread that most of the science world agreed upon was that humans buried their dead. But now, the age-old ominous argument is garnering increased critical questioning from the science world after the discovery of a new genus of hominids.