Today's Opinions

  • Lessons learned in government squander

    Those who lead this nation and its offices are entrusted to spend our dollars wisely. So when officials feel hoodwinked, there is a duty to recoup lost revenues. But bad business decisions on their part, made on blind faith and a strong brand, should not be fodder for federal court – especially when the institution reaped the benefits, at least in the moment.

  • Obama’s clean power plan flawed

     “On Wednesday, June 24, Gov. Mike Pence wrote a letter to Barack Obama stating that if the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan was not ‘demonstrably and significantly improved’ from the proposed plan the EPA issued June 2, 2014, that Indiana would not comply with the rule.”  

  • It’s not too late to set out a fall garden

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I am planting a fall garden for sure this year. The current one is a flop, so it is time to start over. The challenge with a fall garden is getting seed and seedlings to germinate and grow during the heat of the end of summer.

  • Without power but not confidence

    Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, a young hurricane bullied its way through the Bandon area pilfering our electric. I immediately called Southern Indiana Power and reported the outage. This was shortly before 6 p.m.

    About 4 ½ hours later, nearly all the lights and appliances that had gone off at 6, alerted us the outage was over. As I was resetting the blinking clock on the microwave, it occurred to me that we had never doubted we would not get our electricity back.

    I realized we had been taking our reliable electric service for granted.

  • Facilitating dialogue

    State Rep. Lloyd Arnold

    District 74


    This legislative session, House Republicans worked to pass an honestly balanced budget, enhance public safety and expand educational opportunities for Hoosier students – all while maintaining accountability and transparency.

    These policy victories will foster a better quality of life for Hoosiers today and for future generations, but there is plenty of work yet ahead.

  • Goodell’s lying about Deflategate should exonerate Brady

    The National Football League’s image has taken a hit in the last 18 months due to what many perceived as its inadequate reaction to domestic- and child-abuse cases against some star players and to concussions suffered by current and former players.

  • Summer has been fleeting

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Where has summer gone? A lot of people have been asking that over the past week or so with the return of school and the arrival of Schweizer Fest in Tell City.

    Summer isn’t gone by any means but the free time the months of June and July affords many people is slipping away. OK, it’s basically gone.

  • Perry County had big role in state’s early coal history

    Andrea Neal

    Guest Columnist


    Coal is to Indiana what oil is to Texas. Since the mid 1800s, it’s been the fuel that powers the Hoosier economy. 

    “We get 85 percent of our energy from coal,” explained Indiana Coal Council President Bruce Stevens. “That’s huge because Indiana is the No. 1 manufacturing state in the nation.”