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Letters

  • Please explain rate increases

    Dear Mayor Adams and the City Council,

     

    I would appreciate it if someone could explain why the water bill will be going up 65 percent this month and not in stages. That’s an awful lot for one month! Especially for those citizens who are on fixed incomes. Why wasn’t this raise started years ago if it was needed?  A small increase is easier to handle per month than such a huge one. Thank you for the explanation.

     

    Pam Drake

    Tell City

  • Foundation’s trivia night a big hit

    On behalf of the Perry County Community Foundation Advisory Board, I want to say thank you to all the participants and businesses who made the 2017 Trivia Night a success. Proceeds from the night assist the foundation in its mission to help donors give back to our community in a way that’s impactful and lasts forever.

  • Perry County Humane Society’s White Dog Fund will help save animal lives

    At the end of 2016, an incident happened that is to commend to all who became involved in Perry County. A dog was hit by a car that crushed its leg beyond repair.

    Fortunately a teenager happened by and found the dog on the side of the road and got the dog to one of our local vets just in time to save its life. The dogs temp, had fallen to around 80 degrees and it was administered fluids.

  • Why not turn the old hospital into a veterans home?

    We have a vacant building that’s not getting any use. It has been vacant for nearly three years, but it’s still very functional and is a building that could be utilized for homeless veterans.

    Presently, there are no housing facilities in this area specifically for them, and this project could serve veterans all across southwestern Indiana. We need to step up to the plate and  provide housing for veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of  homelessness.

  • Hearing Feb. 2 on AEP Rockport plans

    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is giving Indiana residents a chance to speak out about economic transition and the AEP-Rockport coal plant at an upcoming public hearing in Rockport on February 2.

    I&M wants to add required pollution control equipment to unit 2 at the Rockport plant, but that equipment is not designed to reduce toxic emissions or carbon pollution that are harming our health - and would condemn residents of Southwestern Indiana to years more of harmful pollution from the plant.

  • What will you spill ink on next?

    I read Mr. Cassidy’s recent report from the front lines of the snowflake rebellion with great interest.  I now wonder how much newsprint will be devoted to the “rich white men” (also Black, Asian and other men and women) who  join the military to defend the rights of all Americans to assemble.

  • PCMH holiday bazaar was big success

    On Nov. 3, 2016, the Perry County Hospital Auxiliary hosted a very successful holiday bazaar at Perry County Memorial Hospital. With your help, we raised over $8,500 to help fund different projects at our local hospital.  

    Special thanks go to many people who donated items to help us.  

  • Medicalmarijuana legalization

    Sen. Karen Tallian introduced SB 255, a bill legalizing medical marijuana, to the general assembly this year.  I ask that all readers contact their representative in support of this bill.

    Medical marijuana is currently legal in 28 states, D.C., and it surrounds Indiana in all four directions.  From 2011-13, Indiana had the 15th highest number of deaths from opioid abuse. States with medical marijuana have seen a 25 percent drop in overdoses due to the availability of marijuana.

  • Lincoln play deserves more credit

    I have been very surprised that the premier presentation of “Here I Grew Up” (an Abraham Lincoln inspired play) was not recognized as one of the most newsworthy stories locally in 2016. The play was written by our own Chuck Phoelein and presented at Tell City High School in late July. Sharilyn Franzman was co-director and local talent filled the roles and stage crew admirably, including the author, himself, as a narrator.

  • Silvesternacht 2016 another success

    On behalf of the members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the numerous partners who assisted us in the fifth annual Silversternacht celebration on New Year’s Eve. 

    This year’s event resulted in even larger crowds who were able to take part in the memorable activities of the evening thanks to the cooperative spirit from local businesses, organizations and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp.