Today's Opinions

  • Make it a year of service

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    The start of any new year brings plenty of opportunities to get involved in our communities, from volunteering your time toward a cause you find important to running for office. Even if your original New Year’s resolutions have already fallen by the wayside, there’s time to become and stay involved. You’ll be happier and we’ll all be better off.

  • Too much power given to executive branch

    Leash-free dog park would offer benefits

    This is a proposal for a leash free dog park on a wedge-shaped piece of city property between the flood wall and Sixth Street, starting at Humboldt Street and proceeding north.

    It has become an urgent matter since the vacant land north and south of the River Pointe apartments has been slated for new development; therefore we need a special secure place for our dogs to exercise.

  • Are there working smoke detectors in your home?

    The Dec. 28 deaths of three Tell City children, ages 3, 6 and 11, shocked and saddened our community. It also brought neighbors, schools and even strangers together to help the surviving members of the Sims family. It’s our understanding that community donations helped to pay the funeral expenses of Danielle Plock Sims and her siblings, Tomas and Roseanna. That shows the true spirit of Tell City and Perry County.

    Now comes the next step, making sure no one again dies in a preventable house fire. 

  • Lawmakers ready for session; let your voice be heard

    Last Thursday, both chambers of the 2019 Indiana General Assembly were called into session for what is referred to as its “long” session. It could last up to four months, although it will most likely adjourn before that.

    The primary chore of this session is crafting and passing the state’s biennial budget. But it certainly won’t be the only issue with which lawmakers grapple. Many of the hundreds of bills that will be introduced will deal with budget matters, but there will be lots of other legislation proposed as well.

  • The pesky pup

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    In light of the AKC national dog show which just aired (won by Whiskey the whippet) I thought I’d write about our dog. He’s part Jack Russel Terrier and part Pug. My wife calls him a Jug. We got him about 6 months ago and he has more energy than the Rockport Power Plant and is as curious as Sherlock Holmes.

  • No room at the inn?




    I will be glad if our troops do come home from Syria. I will be happier if they return from Afghanistan, Iraq and other foreign places as well.

    But I will truly rejoice if we give up the whole pretense of peace by perpetual war and really have a go at diplomacy, at respect for international law, and at laying the foundation for a moderate prosperity for all of our people – in a world presently threatened by massive economic inequality and by nuclear and climate extinction.

  • Thoughts on New Year’s

    Heather Powell

    Staff Writer


    The New Year’s holiday is officially upon us. The toasts will be made, the New Years Eve ball will be dropped and the parties will end. It’s hard to believe 2018 is over. But, as with all good things, it has come to an end and 2019 is a clean slate ready to be filled up with our stories. As we look to 2019, we should be mindful of all the things we hope to accomplish in the New Year.

  • Dale has done its homework

    I understand some people’s concerns about the coal-to-diesel plant. It is the responsibility of the Dale Town Council to listen to both sides. We have to rely on IDEM’s report. If they approve the permit, by law that is what we have to go by. We do not discriminate against any company. We welcome any legal business.