Today's Opinions

  • U.S. Senate race appears close

    Kelly Hawes

    CNHI News Indiana Columnist


    Philip Wegmann describes Indiana’s U.S. Senate race as a battle of centrists. “The Democrat supports a border wall, and the Republican supports protections for pre-existing conditions,” he wrote last month in the Washington Examiner.

    Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly says he’d fund the wall in exchange for a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants who arrived in this country as children.

  • Tanoos Will Work for 8th District Voters

    I want to tell you about an opportunity we have here in southern Indiana. We have an opportunity to contribute to the strength of our country. We have an opportunity to improve our own lives and the lives of our fellow citizens. We have an opportunity to restore strength, balance, and integrity to our government.

    We have an opportunity to elect William Tanoos for Congress.

  • Life on the farm ...

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    “Well life on the farm is kinda laid back

    Ain’t much an old country boy like me can’t hack

    It’s early to rise, early in the sack

    I thank God I’m a country boy”


  • All work should bring dignity

    Whenever the subject turns to jobs, discussion always seems to gravitate toward an idealized Norman Rockwell image of a dignified citizen fulfilling their role in society. Work is often romanticized, until it’s not. A minimal unemployment rate looks great, and is, but too many Americans lack the dignity and security a job should provide.

  • Rick May outlines reasons for re-election bid

    Hello, my name is Rick May and I am a candidate in the upcoming election for our local school board this fall. There are five people running for three seats available. I would like to explain why I am asking for your vote.

    Currently, we have two people retiring at the end of this year, each with eight years experience. I am in the process of completing my first four year term. I respect all of the candidates running; they are to be commended for their willingness to serve, but I am the only incumbent asking for your vote.

  • County, Rome early settlers highlighted in historic log

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    Somehow, my house in Tell City has ties to Rome. The extent to that connection, that’s the mystery; and the only clues are two 12-inch pages of a Perry County Commissioners log I found there about eight years ago.

  • Anticipating a spring bulb display

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    When it comes to bulbs, we are not always met with consistent success. Before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.

  • Walls are not immigration policy

    Stuart Cassidy

    Staff Writer


    Any insinuation that erecting a wall either at the Mexican-U.S. border or across the Sahara, that’s a pie in the sky build of dreams. But, much like the type of ideology that helped get him elected, that’s President Trump’s mantra when suggesting Spain tackle its own issues when it comes to Mediterranean refugees.