Today's Opinions

  • VFW BB Shoot committee says thanks

    The BB Gun Committee would like to thank the members and family members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post  2939 of Tell City for the support and help in running our recent shoot.

  • Election Day sentiments

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I’m a creature of habit and tradition. I appreciate that certain things happen each year and working here for 20-plus years has given me a list of annual event that mark the passage of time. Election Day is one of those days.

  • Curtis Hill should resign his office

    A special prosecutor investigating Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill recently decided the state’s chief law enforcement officer won’t face criminal charges over allegations he groped women in an Indianapolis bar last spring.

     That doesn’t mean Hill’s pleas of innocence are believable and we disagree with his attorney when he said the attorney general has now been exonerated. No, it means simply that grounds were not there to file criminal charges.

  • For best yard results, rake: Fall leaves ideal for mulch and compost

    Jeneen Wiche

    Weekend Gardener


    Leaf raking is an autumn chore that only children enjoy because they get to undo it in one fowl swoop! We rake and pile; and they jump. I propose a new approach that just may make us all happy: adults can still rake a little, children can still play and trees will benefit from some mulch and fertilizer. At the farm, raking leaves is passé; we let them stay where they fall (with reason, of course) which is usually beneath their canopy.

  • Candidate forums a success

    On behalf of the Perry County News staff and the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank everyone who attended, took part in, listened to and helped with our two candidate forums this month. We believe they allowed candidates to share their views and for voters to hear directly from the men and women who want to lead Perry County.

    Thanks for the support.




  • Residents thankful for support

    We appreciate everyone who attended the biscuit and gravy, bake sale and quilt fundraiser at Twilight Towers on Saturday, Oct. 20. We hope to see you the next time.

    The winners of the quilts were: Nine Square quilt, Sophia Filley; pink quilt, Ruth Loney and Baby Quilt, Sherry Lahee. Thank you again.


    Pam Drake

    Tell City

  • Central Bark patrons offer big thank you

    I would like to tell everyone how grateful I am to David Carney of VIP Foliage of Tell City for taking time out of his weekend to go to Tell City’s Central Bark Dog Park and trim all of our trees.

    What a very nice thing for him to do. 

    A big shout out of thanks from the patrons of Central Bark Dog Park.


    Debra Emerson

    Tell City

  • Fond memories of a week teaching in Rome

    Recently, I have been reading with interest the articles of readers recalling their school days at Rome School. My memories of Rome School relate to my week of being a substitute teacher in December of 1960. 

    I was a senior at Evansville College and had just begun my Christmas vacation when Superintendent of Perry County Schools, Loren Lanman, called and asked me if I could teach fifth to eighth grade students at Rome School the following week. He would drive me to school from Cannelton and take me back home after school.