Today's Opinions

  • Constitution holds lessons for political-religious views

    On September 20, Presidential Candidate Ben Carson was asked, “Do you believe that Islam is consistent with the Constitution?”

    “No, I do not,” Ben  Carson answered. “I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this  nation.”

  • Leadership Class Thanks Local Sponsors

    The Leadership Perry County Class of 2015 is taking an aim at substance abuse issues by creating a directory of area services that can help individuals and families in need of help.  Our goal is to get these directories into the hands of law enforcement, local charities, churches and civic organizations.

  • Hoosier farmers and families need senate to stand up for science

    By Dave Lowe, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Herb Ringel, Indiana Corn Growers Association


    Indiana families will be hurt with higher costs if a group of anti-science activists get mandatory “warning” labeling laws on foods with genetically modified organisms passed in states around the country.

  • Why I love living in Perry County

    Chris Thornton



    Editor’s Note: The Quality of Life Committee, sponsored by the Perry County Development Corp., is partnering with the News to present the stories of people who have moved to Perry County or who have returned here after several years away.


  • Amnesty is a good deal for the state and slow taxpayers

    Feel burdened by a debt you owe the state that will be very costly to pay? Now is the time for you to get out from under the burden.

  • Hollinden Shares Annexation Views

    Editor’s note: This report was prepared by freelance journalist Kevin Koelling from a recording Joe Meyer made of the interview he conducted with Councilman Tony Hollinden.


    Joe Meyer, one of the leaders of an effort to prevent the annexation of 1,776 acres by Tell City, invited candidates in the upcoming election to give their views on the border expansion.

    The Tell City Common Council adopted an annexation ordinance in April 2014 despite strong resistance at meetings then and a month earlier.

  • 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