Today's Opinions

  • Robotics teams appreciate the support

    The dictionary defines community as “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.”

  • The devil down below

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I was dropping green bean seeds in a garden furrow. I was 7 or 8 years old, deeply religious and a bit gullible.

    My grandma had just told me that the big cistern behind our farmhouse held the most horrible of inhabitants.

    “The devil lives down there,” she said.

  • New law would help stop nuisance phone calls

    Hoosiers have had it with unwanted telephone calls. And we think a bill that passed the Indiana House this week could help stop this growing problem.

    Republican Rep. Jeff Ellington of Bloomington is the author of House Bill 1123, which is designed to help prosecutors in charging people who use automatic dialing systems to make unsolicited calls. Such calls violate federal laws as well as Indiana’s Do Not Call law. We urge the Legislature to follow through on this proposal as the bill now moves to the Senate for consideration.

  • What is traditional diesel?

    There goes Ray Striegel writing about “traditional diesel fuel” again!  What is the definition of “traditional diesel fuel” in your world, Ray?

  • Crossroads pastor: we want your ideas

    Citizens of Perry County, I serve as Pastor of Crossroads Tell City, directly across from the old Armory at the corner of Tell and 33rd (the former Tell Street Baptist building). God has blessed us with growth over the last 3.5 years, and we are seriously considering purchasing the old Tell City Junior High School on Mozart, just a couple of blocks from our current location.

    We don’t want it only to be a place where we worship though; we really want it to be a blessing to the community.

  • Tell City’s TCE dilemma

    “Who is driving this bus?”

    That’s a question Tell City Mayor Jim Adams likes to use during meetings when it comes to agenda items that someone other than himself will introduce. That’s usually the clerk-treasurer, city attorney, council member or department head.

    A year into Tell City’s nightmare with General Electric and the contaminant trichloroethelyne, or TCE, we aren’t quite sure who is driving the bus.

  • Stop the dishonesty

    In response to Mary Hess’s letter to the editor, you are replying to a letter to the editor that is over a month old. I guess it took you that long to figure out how to mislead people.

    I did not say the American Lung Association endorsed the refinery. I said the ALA endorses ultra-low sulfur fuel, because it is better for human health than traditional diesel.

    So the fuel from this plant will be the diesel fuel of choice.

  • Preserve your family traditions

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    My visit three years ago to the Tempel farm just outside of Dale brought back plenty of memories from childhood. Each year, more than 50 members of that family gathered to butcher hogs. Other neighbors plan to butcher hogs in a few weeks. I hope to watch and maybe help a bit.