Today's Opinions

  • Freedom is always worth celebrating

    Wednesday is Independence Day and we believe there are so many reasons to celebrate America’s Independence Day. When our founding fathers penned their names to the Declaration of Independence and that declaration was adopted on July 4, 1776, they gave us the means to be who we are.

    They helped us gain so much, including the freedom to practice religion without fear or preference to some national creed, the freedom to speak out in voice and in press and the freedom to pursue happiness.

  • Fireflies light up the night for love

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Likely as children, we all collected fireflies in a jar and took them to bed to light up our rooms on a warm summer night. I remember getting my parents to puncture the lid of a mason jar so the magical insects could breathe.

    Well, it turns out that all that light flashing was about love. So, this holiday weekend, maybe take a second look at all that firefly flashing in a different light.

  • All that’s fit to print .. and more

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    I was looking at a website the other day that has a link to every newspaper in the United States. That’s a lot of news, so I thought I’d click on a few of the sites to see what kind of local news was happening at other towns in our country; and boy did it prove interesting.

  • Kiwanis Club members’ Walk of Honor

    This year, the Tell City Kiwanis started a new patriotic way to donate to the youth in our community.

    The Walk of Honor allows individuals to line Tell City’s City Hall Park with American flags. The flags show our community’s patriotism and allows our community to memorialize or honor a loved one or families, veterans and non-veterans.

    Flags have a card with the name of the person/family that the purchaser wished to honor or memorialize. The flags were set up prior to Memorial Day and will be up until July 5.

  • Rome beer, wine, food festival a success

    We would like to thank everyone who made the Rome Courthouse Bicentennial Beer, Wine, Music and Food Festival on June 9 such a success.

    Thanks to the many people who organized the event and helped prepare the grounds. They were beautiful. We appreciate the wineries and breweries that took part, food and craft vendors and the bands who kept all of us entertained.

    Finally, thanks to the many people who attended. We know it was a hot day, with heat, an afternoon deluge of rain but Saturday evening was great. We hope everyone had a great time.

  • Ozone and the air we breathe

    An ozone alert was issued for the area early last week. Not many people pay attention to the alerts and perhaps we need to do better at alerting the public to those times when our air quality is not where it should be.

  • Sunday bingo jitters

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Life is a lot like a Sunday afternoon of bingo. Sooner or later everybody’s number is bound to come up.

    Bingo comes into my life only once a year. Every July my home church, St. John Chrysostom in New Boston, throws its picnic. And like just about every church picnic everywhere, bingo is on the schedule.

  • The amazing but underappreciated toad

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Earlier this season, as we worked on prepping and planting, we were curious about all the small holes we saw in the ground around the vegetable garden.

    Then it occurred to me one day when I saw several toads about that these were toad holes! And, now it seems, that everywhere I step in the yard, vegetable garden and perennial beds there is a toad under foot. They manage to jump out of harm’s way (from a rapidly approaching foot or spade) just in time.