Today's Opinions

  • 51 isn’t that bad after all

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    I turn 51 Wednesday, not exactly an old age I guess, but I’m starting to finally feel my age. That, perhaps, is what really hurts. I mean literally, it hurts.

    I ran across a collection of senior photos a few weeks ago taken by the late Art Gerber in 1984. Wow, that was 34 years ago. I had a full head of blond hair, only one chin and a whole lot more muscle than I do today. The column photo above is me in 1984.

  • Job skills, not just college, key to brighter future

    When it comes to a career, college graduation is not the only measure of success. Our local high schools work hard to prepare students for the next steps in life, through advanced placement coursework, dual credit offerings and vocational classes, and many students will enroll in college.

  • Building a healthier state




    As parents, caring adults and community leaders, we must create the conditions for healthy kids to thrive. This means recognizing and addressing the dangers children face when they live in unhealthy environments, reducing health-harming behaviors like smoking and substance use by children and around children, and building communities that make it easier for kids and families to make healthy choices about food and physical activity.

  • Protecting your vote

    Connie Lawson

    Secretary of State


  • Your vote matters

    Tomorrow is Indiana’s primary election. But most of us know that already, with yard signs, billboards and candidates knocking on our doors. There are locally contested races for sheriff and coroner. There’s also a contested race for Congress and U.S. Senate. The number of races to be decided tomorrow may not be large, but they are important. So, it’s important for you to take part by voting.

  • Bonfire ups and downs

    Vince Luecke


    editor@perry countynews.com


    As  I’ve written a few times over the years, my friends accused me of borderline paganism when I spend one night  a year around a bonfire for Walpurgis Night, or Walpurgisnacht in German. Last Monday marked the Walpurgisnacht. My bonfire was pretty modest. Well, it was downright small but it still served its purpose.

    Past bonfires have been more substantial and more fun.

  • Job search ups and downs

    Eric Whittaker

    Staff Writer


    Before being hired by Perry County News, I spent some time negotiating the abyss of unemployment for longer than I care to talk about. Alright … it was for two years … I mean, if I don’t talk about it, I won’t have much of a journalist’s column. I’ve been working here for a couple months – yes, times flies when you’re having fun – refining the trade skills I’ve attained through university and college education.

  • Community made culinary program success

    I’d like thank the following organizations and people for supporting the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Culinary Arts  program.

    Without your advocacy, our program would not have gotten off to such a great start!  Thank you for promoting career and technical education  which is so vital to Indiana’s future workforce.