Today's Opinions

  • Tell City’s TCE dilemma

    “Who is driving this bus?”

    That’s a question Tell City Mayor Jim Adams likes to use during meetings when it comes to agenda items that someone other than himself will introduce. That’s usually the clerk-treasurer, city attorney, council member or department head.

    A year into Tell City’s nightmare with General Electric and the contaminant trichloroethelyne, or TCE, we aren’t quite sure who is driving the bus.

  • What is traditional diesel?

    There goes Ray Striegel writing about “traditional diesel fuel” again!  What is the definition of “traditional diesel fuel” in your world, Ray?

  • Crossroads pastor: we want your ideas

    Citizens of Perry County, I serve as Pastor of Crossroads Tell City, directly across from the old Armory at the corner of Tell and 33rd (the former Tell Street Baptist building). God has blessed us with growth over the last 3.5 years, and we are seriously considering purchasing the old Tell City Junior High School on Mozart, just a couple of blocks from our current location.

    We don’t want it only to be a place where we worship though; we really want it to be a blessing to the community.

  • Stop the dishonesty

    In response to Mary Hess’s letter to the editor, you are replying to a letter to the editor that is over a month old. I guess it took you that long to figure out how to mislead people.

    I did not say the American Lung Association endorsed the refinery. I said the ALA endorses ultra-low sulfur fuel, because it is better for human health than traditional diesel.

    So the fuel from this plant will be the diesel fuel of choice.

  • Preserve your family traditions

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    My visit three years ago to the Tempel farm just outside of Dale brought back plenty of memories from childhood. Each year, more than 50 members of that family gathered to butcher hogs. Other neighbors plan to butcher hogs in a few weeks. I hope to watch and maybe help a bit.

  • Film revisits the ‘Great War’

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    The flickering of the silver screen has a way of mobilizing ideas into action for viewers. This came to fruition for myself this past weekend while watching “They Shall Not Grow Old,” a World War I documentary so well done that it’s a feature film.

    A compilation of century-old silent war archives that made it home from the front lines of The Western Front, the decaying film was remastered, colorized and put to sound.

  • Council president should rethink his stance

    In response to the recent letter by Ray Striegel, his neighbors in Dale appreciate his clarifying claims about the American Lung Association, specifically, that it has not endorsed the proposed coal-to-diesel refinery.

    After reading his initial letter with its claims about the ALA, Southwestern Indiana Citizens for Quality of Life also confirmed that the ALA does not endorse the proposed refinery.

  • Hold your noses ... skunks are on the move

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    It is that time of year again and I am reminded because of the smell and road kill left behind. Plus, a strong scent of skunk has been lingering this past week.

    We used to get them circling the house on winter evenings but our livestock guardian dogs’ presence has kept them at bay the last few years. Their presence is not surprising, however, because it is mating season for skunks and they are on the move!