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Letters

  • Trump’s political value often overlooked

    This letter is my response to a letter to the editor, published in your Monday April 25 paper written by Betty Voornies, President Indiana AFL-CIO Labor Unions, titled, “Why Trump is bad for workers in America.”

    Yes, Trump, as well as I and millions of American citizens are very much concerned that our American companies are exiting the USA to carry our American jobs with them. Your article states that two Indiana companies, Carrier Air Conditioner and United Technologies are carrying 2100 jobs to Mexico, as well as hope for these soon to be jobless Americans.

  • Thank You for Empty Bowls success

    Empty Bowls Project Wants to Thank their Volunteers. The event, which took place on April 9, was a huge success.  

    Each person attending the event was asked to donate either $5 for a soup dinner or $10 for a soup dinner and a ceramic bowl.  Community members donated over $2300 during the event.  Proceeds will go to the Weekend Backpack Program of Perry County.

    The success of the event was due in large part to the generous community members who donated food, supplies, their time, or their artistic talent.  

  • Second full-time ambulance crew needed

    I am writing to show my support for a second full time ambulance to be placed at the north station. When the construction of this building was in the planning stage, the people in the vicinity were told that an ambulance would be housed there as an incentive to give their approval of the project.

    Now that the Public Safety Tax has been levied on the wage earners of Perry County, we need to see movement on getting this ambulance. It would benefit the entire county, not just the northern part.

  • K of C Tootsie Roll Drive a success

    The Tell City Knights of Columbus, Council 1172, would like to thank the entire community for the support of our annual Tootsie Roll dive held April 8-9. The many volunteers from the County 1172 are proud to announce we were successful in collecting donations of approximately $4,500. These donations will be contributed equally to the schools and programs for the mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • Supporters made events reality

    The Tell City Junior Senior High School Renaissance Leadership Class would like to thank the public for attending and supporting our annual yard sale, which was held March 12.

    The proceeds will be used to help fund the Renaissance Leadership Class, which supports academics and community involvement. Two events include the 9th Annual Lip Sync held Friday, April 15, and the Academic Pep Rally to be held Friday, May 13. Funds from the ticket sales will be used for t-shirts and prizes for the students.

  • Use public safety tax to improve ambulance service in our county

    As of Jan. 1 of this year, the wage earners of Perry County began paying a 0.25 percent tax assessed on their incomes. The Perry County Council voted last year by a 6-0 vote to approve this Public Safety Tax. Based on a salary of $25,000, the tax would amount to about $62, annually. One estimate was that this new levy would generate approximately $405,000. I have heard even higher figures.

  • Cannelton Auxiliary Easter egg hunt a hit

    The Cannelton American Legion Auxiliary Unit 142 would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to our annual Easter Egg hunt. Thanks to Subway, Sonic, Taco Bell-KFC, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Arby’s, Papa John’s, Long John Silvers, Chicago’s Pizza, Barge Inn, Pizza Hut, Thompson Tire, Tom and Jane Huber and Jane and Dan Hayden. Thanks for your support of our program.

     

    Tommee Sue Bunner

    Auxiliary President

    Cannelton Unit 142

  • Indiana’s infrastructure fix is inadequate

    This is being sent in response to the April 4 Perry County News editorial “Infrastructure always a sound investment.”

    I agree with the investment, especially with the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge, which is long overdue and my thanks go to Mayor Mary Snyder and other Cannelton officials who advocated for years for this much needed repair. Why it took the state so long I will never understand.

  • County needs to invest in EMS services

    Now that Perry County has a new public safety tax I think it is time for some long overdue improvements to our public safety. Residents of Perry County have done without adequate emergency ambulance service for too long.

    We have only one “on duty” ambulance crew for the entire county. This is far below the staffing levels of any nearby county and also far below the minimum needed for a county of this size and population.

  • Indiana agriculture steps up to the challenge

    Indiana Farm Bureau is known for grassroots policy positions - standing for something and working to make it happen. This approach has been true since our beginning in 1919 and was more evident than ever during the 2016 legislative session.