Today's Opinions

  • Resolutions still matter

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com           


    Happy New Year’s! Though these words take shape several days before Monday night’s New Year’s Eve festivities, I find myself with feelings of anticipation and even tinges of excitement as 2019 nears. A new year is a chance at new beginnings and possibilities. 

  • One year’s work leads to New Year’s success

    With Christmas over and all the other winter holidays coming to a close with the passing of the year, it is customary to take on a resolution to improve in some way. As traditions go, this certainly has a great deal of utility, insofar as we actually carry them out in the long run. Still, it’s important to note that not everything can be weighed in intervals as relatively short as 365 days.

  • Kiwanis Club still seeking donations for food basket program

    The Tell City Kiwanis Club would like to thank the many generous donors who helped make the Kiwanis Christmas Basket Program possible this year. 

    Unfortunately, we did not meet our fundraising goal so we are still seeking end-of-the-year donations to help us cover the expenses of the program that provided 328 food baskets to the community this year as well as $1,000 to Perry Central to help provide food for families from their school.

  • Thanks to all who footed a path in Turkey Trot

    Thank you, Perry County, for making the 2018 Turkey Trot a huge success! This has become such a heart-warming community tradition. It is awesome to see families come together to kick off the holiday in a healthy way!

    Because of you, several local families in need will be blessed this season! Our appreciation is extended to the hundreds of participants who signed up, showed up, moved your feet, brought your families, and donated!

  • Annual PCMH Holiday Bazaar deemed a success

    On Nov. 8, 2018, the Perry County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary hosted its holiday bazaar at the hospital. The bazaar was another successful event, which raised over $8,800.  This money will be used to fund various projects at our local hospital.

    Special thanks to several people who donated items.

  • Overcoming Christmas blues

    Bud Herron

    Guest Columnist


    I get the Christmas blues every year.

    I used to pretend I felt peace, love, joy and unfettered happiness throughout the month of December – just the way all those sermons, songs and Folger’s coffee commercials told me I should. It was mostly just an act.

  • Houseplants need special attention in winter months

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    “My houseplants look terrible” is commonly heard during the winter months. Now is the time of year that we spend more time indoors, with our houseplants; it’s also the time of the year that they look the most pathetic. Houseplants suffer indoors during the winter for various reasons. Shorter days that are often cloudy mean less light; low or no humidity in our heated homes; insects that thrive in these conditions; and bad watering habits.

  • Eastwood’s “The Mule” an ode to fatherly conflicts

    “The Mule” is one of those movies that could only be made if it was based on a true story. It’s about a 90-year-old man who becomes a drug mule for a Mexican cartel when he needs to earn money to make up for lost time with his estranged family. It’s a movie particularly fitting for Clint Eastwood to make. It’s not because Eastwood has become a drug mule in his old age (that I know of). It’s because his character, Earl, realizes late in life that he failed his family in favor of his career.