Today's Opinions

  • IDEM’s public notice proposal should be rejected

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management looks poised to adopt a terrible idea that would make accessing public information more difficult for Hoosiers. This despite clear public opposition to the plan.

    IDEM’s proposal, to replace publication of Air Quality Permit ads in newspapers with electronic postings on its website, will get a vote by the Environmental Rules Board on Nov. 14.

  • You can’t vote if you aren’t registered

    Voting season is upon us. As political tensions between parties heighten, it is important to remember the value your vote carries. Midterm elections are not often well attended, especially when compared to presidential years.

  • Improving the tech climate

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    As mobile data usage becomes more prevalent, our network connections become congested and slow down. These slow data connections can be, at best, inconvenient and, at worst, potentially fatal.

  • Perry Central grateful for police support

    Our sincere appreciation goes out to Tell City Police Department Chief Derrick Lawalin and Sheriff Alan Malone for volunteering their time to present ALICE safety training to Perry Central students on Sept. 18.

    ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) is an approach to school safety and includes aspects of an active shooter response by taking a proactive stance rather than the traditional lockdown, hide, and wait for the police to arrive.

  • Naming abusive priests is fine, but is enough being done to protect the public from them?




    Editor’s Note: Leininger is editor of the  (Fort Wayne)News-Sentinel. Leaders in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Diocese of Evansville have announced that they will release lists of priests who have had credible claims of abuse leveled against them.



  • Looking Back shows a lot

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    As the compiler of the News’ looking back column found each week on Page 1B, I usually find myself taking more than an hour to put together the simple snippets of Perry County life 25, 50 and 70 years ago. I’ve been going through back issues of our newspapers for more than 15 years and each week I’m surprised, pleased and sometimes disappointed by what I read.

  • Spiders in the garden, nothing to fear

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    I’m not frightened by spiders; this doesn’t mean that I want them crawling on me. I enjoy seeing them in the garden this time of the year. They seem to be everywhere: between the chair and the umbrella, in the frame of the garage door, across the window frame in the office, and across the path through Daddy’s Japanese Garden.

  • More Rome Schoolhouse memories

    I went all eight years at Rome School. I read with interest Jim Fiedler’s memories about Will Mogan. I too would hear of Will riding his motor cycle standing on the seat. Will purchased a Harley Davidson from me and it could have very well been the one he was riding.