Today's Opinions

  • Alzheimer’s fight needs bold support

    It is time we change our thinking on Alzheimer’s disease. Too often,  Alzheimer’s is treated as an aging issue, ignoring the public health consequences of a disease that someone in the U.S. develops every 66 seconds.  

    And with two-thirds of its annual costs being borne by Medicare and Medicaid, it is one that demands more attention from our government.

  • The push for redistricting reform




    Julia Vaughn doesn’t hide her frustration with state Rep. Milo Smith, the man who single-handedly derailed an effort to reform Indiana’s redistricting process.

    “The way it all played out was incredibly disappointing,” said Vaughn, policy director for Common Cause Indiana. “He led us to believe he liked our proposal. He was a co-sponsor of the bill, for goodness’ sake.”

  • Rokita lacks courage to step to the debate plate

    April 30.

    That’s the date of a scheduled televised statewide debate organized by the independent Indiana Debate Commission.

    Who will be participating? Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mike Braun and Luke Messer.

    Who won’t be participating? U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita.

    The three are competing to face Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly in November. So, why no Rokita?

  • A Good Friday reminder

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Editor’s note: This article was first published in April 2010. It has appeared each year during Holy Week.


    I didn’t make it to Good Friday church services last week. But watching a few good men remove a dead man from his truck served as good a reminder as any of not only Jesus’ death but those who pulled him from the cross.

  • Good job, Branchville United Methodist Church

    In a time when Americans’ weekly church attendance is declining, it’s good to see that Perry County’s congregations are holding their own and in some cases, even growing.

    We congratulate Branchville United Methodist Church for recently completing its new church home. It replaces a smaller structure across the road

  • Cross-sector partnerships needed to help children, tackle challenges

    Tami Silverman

    Guest Columnist

    Urgent, complex challenges affect children across Indiana, including high infant mortality rates, persistent achievement gaps and the soaring impact of parental opioid use.

  • Spring lawn care is simple; do not fertilize

    by Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener

    Pay no attention to the man behind the screen, or should I say on the screen. Commercials for lawn fertilizers show up on the airwaves this time of the year promising the perfect lawn if you apply this product or that. In fact, keeping a healthy attractive lawn is not that complicated if you maintain good habits; and this does not necessarily include spring fertilization.

  • Respect for free press at risk


    Three excited young women appear strategically for TV shots behind President Donald Trump at the podium as he addresses a fervid campaign rally in an airport hangar outside Pittsburgh Saturday.

    They madly wave placards declaring “Women for Trump” and “Make America Strong Again” and jump up and down in pavlovian response to his cutting insults of the news media and whenever the crowd breaks out in chants of “CNN sucks!”