Today's Opinions

  • Risse is right choice for city council

    I write on behalf of my friend Sean Risse. I have known Sean since coaching him as a youth in basketball.

    My current civil duties require me to make tough decisions and I can’t stress the importance of these decisions. Sean, with your support, can step into a similar role and I have confidence he too can make the tough decisions that will come.

  • Tax amnesty 2015

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

    District 47


    Now through Nov. 16, Indiana residents and businesses that owe past-due taxes to the Indiana Department of Revenue may be eligible to take advantage of Tax Amnesty 2015, a limited-time opportunity during which taxpayers can pay their overdue taxes free of penalties, interest and collection fees.

  • Learning academy thankful for support

    The Perry County Learning Academy believes it is never too late to learn. That is why the Learning Academy is ready to serve high school students and adults who have gotten off track for completing their high school diploma or equivalent. 

    The Perry County Learning Academy is extremely grateful to United Way of Perry County for its support of PCLA efforts to increase the educational attainment in our community.

  • United Way strengthening local families

    I believe in the advocacy, efficiency and accountability of United Way of Perry County.

    That is why, I am very grateful to be a recipient of United Way of Perry County’s eCommunity Investment Funding. 

    I often locate or identify essential resources for the families, in which we serve as a school district.

    I can confidently recommend any program that has been ‘deemed’ worthy of partnering with United Way of Perry County.

  • Thanks for all of the fall festival help

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Fall Festival at Rome successful. The News gave us advertising ahead of the event, Nobles worked with us purchasing the food, and to the visitors who came to eat or listen to the band or buy items from the country store. We enjoyed having the House Kat Trio provide music for the event. We also appreciate the write up in the News last week following the festival.

  • What a grand day it was in Bristow Oct. 11

    A special thank you to God for such a beautiful day for the Bristow car show Oct. 11.

    If you were not there, you missed a nice day with friends from far and near who came back to claim their roots and those who live close by.

    The town was clean and looked really nice. It took a lot of time and labor to make things happen.

    The food was great and music and every other thing seemed to fall in place. And there were so many beautiful cars, trucks and other classic vehicles that came from everywhere.

  • A thief and a bad apple

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    Lola Mae James hoped to fill her freezer this week with apples from her backyard. But one or more thieves took care of those plans. They stole the apples!

    Lola Mae and her husband, Delbert, live along Indiana 545 between Troy and New Boston and have three semi-dwarf trees near their home, two producing red apples and one a yellow variety.

  • A war on bullies

    October is a month for awareness targeting a lot of problems we deal with as a community and individually.

    It turns out that one of the matters we ask folks to think about and address in their personal lives is the presence of bullying, especially at school. We are fortunate that all three of our county schools have adopted anti-bullying programs. Still, we all need to be conscious of how bullying can affect the learning process and the quality of life for children and parents.