Today's Opinions

  • Shared goals for our children in 2018

    Tami Silverman

    Indiana Youth Institute


    Adults often make New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, quit smoking, learn a new skill and manage money better. But should kids also make resolutions?

    Studies show goal setting can build children’s resilience, confidence and motivation. Yet it’s important we understand how goal setting is different for children. With the right approach, building our children’s ability to set appropriate goals can put them on a path to long-term success.

  • Viewpoint: The time has come for paid parental leave

    This editorial first appeared in the (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star.


    Only 12 percent of private sector workers have access to paid family leave, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    That extremely low number makes Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision to provide paid parental leave to state employees an even more important step in the right direction.

    Holcomb on Dec. 11 signed an executive order providing up to four weeks of paid leave for executive branch employees to spend time with newborns or newly adopted children.

  • Tax reform, a gift that keeps on giving?

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer



    A real stocking stuffer, a lump of coal, or just a package of underwear? The opinions abound on the latest tax reform.

    The Holidays are upon us, and the nation’s top Elf on the Shelf heralded what is expected to be an “incredible Christmas gift for hard-working Americans.” That was the tone recently as President Donald Trump announced the House’s passage of the new tax bill, which he said will spur the creation of ‘jobs, jobs, jobs.”

  • High hopes for 2018

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Though these words take shape several days before Sunday night’s New Year’s Eve festivities, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2018 nears. A new year is a chance at new beginnings and possibilities.  

  • Department of Child Services claims demand attention

    One year ago, in announcing his reappointment of former juvenile court judge Mary Beth Bonaventura as director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, then Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb noted that her “relentless passion for child advocacy will serve Hoosier families and children well for years to come.”

    Bonaventura, first appointed to the position in 2013 by Gov. Mike Pence, said she was “walking on cloud nine” after her reappointment.

  • Daughters of Isabella thankful for support

    The Daughters of Isabella would like to thank the following merchants for their donations to the annual Christmas fundraiser. Without their help, the fundraiser would not have been successful.

  • Huck’s stores help kids at Christmas

    Kids are a large part of our culture and a primary part of Huck’s Mission Statement. The Karing for Kids Program, now in its 15th year, was crafted by Huck’s to make Christmas special for those children who are less fortunate and to give back to the communities we live and work in.

  • Forcing us to think what we do not think

    Leo Morris

    Guest Columnist


    I’m stumped. I’ve been trying for days, ever since checking out the oral arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case now before the Supreme Court, to come up with an analogy that would make the issues involved easier to understand. But there isn’t one. How do you simplify something so glaringly obvious that even the most obtuse among us should be able to comprehend it?