Today's Opinions

  • Limit screen time this summer

    Now that school is out and summer break is here, many Perry County youngsters will look to alternate ways to spend their time. “I’m bored!” is a phrase parents and caregivers often hear, especially as the weeks pass.

  • Something special about Perry County




    Over the past years, my work has given my wife, Elaine, and I the opportunity to live in a number of states and in cities with varying populations.

    It was always understood that the four or five years we were living somewhere was just a temporary stop to whenever we decided to retire, probably back in our home state of California. In 2011, we moved to Tell City and that entire temporary attitude changed in very short order.

  • Perennial hardy geraniums hard not to love

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    My interest in hardy geraniums started in about 1996. In European gardens they were as commonplace as phlox was in American perennial gardens.  Twenty years later and hardy geraniums are available in all their glory at most garden center. Experience has taught us which ones are suited to our warm summer climate.

    Most of us think of geraniums as an annual that we plant in our yards or in pots to add color to our patios during the summer months.  Well, this plant is actually a Pelargonium.

  • The Bedford Boys

    Jim Adkins

    Guest Columnist


    June 6 of this year is the 71st anniversary of the Normandy invasion. Most of us know it as D-Day. It was the great crusade that took place in 1944 during World War II to free Europe from the Nazis. That amphibious invasion was, on many levels, the largest in history.

  • Ayer appreciates support for fundraiser

    I would like to thank everyone who contributed in any way to my recent cancer benefit.

    A special thanks to the Moose Lodge, Coca Cola, the band No Plan B and Bill Bockstahler.

    It was greatly appreciated. Thanks again


    Kevin Ayer


  • Trip brought history to life




    Editor’s Note: Tell City Junior-High School eighth-graders recently traveled to Washington, D.C. The News asked students to reflect on the experience and will publish two student essays. The first appears below.


    Washington, D.C., was an adventure I will never forget. It was full of fun, experience and history. Even the 13-hour bus ride was fun. We were able to sit and room with good friends. But that isn’t even the best part of the trip.

  • TC pep rally celebrated student successes

    The Tell City Junior-Senior High School Renaissance Class recently held their annual academic pep rally. The class recognized over 250 students for their achievements. This event would not have been possible without the help of the many contributing organizations and individuals.

  • Schools’ summer lunch programs, full-meal deal

    Attention parents, kids and caregivers: starting next week, local schools will kick off summer meal programs. 

    The closing days of the school year are always an exciting time for kids as they prepare for summer fun. But for many, the break can be hectic as it also comes with a lot of activities, running from here to there and leaving little time to prepare home-cooked meals.