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Letters

  • LETTER: Jackson proud of accomplishments he, many others have made in Cannelton

    As the former canine handler for the Cannelton Police Department, I would like to take time and say thank you, to so many supporters who helped make me and canine Erik better.

    I would like to start off and say thank you to Chief Lee Hall for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the canine unit, along with other officers of the police department for helping during trainings and helping during our time of serving.

  • LETTER: Bringing clarity to the facts, not twisting them

    Let me bring clarity to the vacation issue referenced by Mack Cail in his letter in the September 15th issue of the Perry County News.

    All school employees have written documents that specifically list wages and benefits.

    After reviewing all files, including multiple-year contracts, I found nothing which provides for the vacation days in question. If vacation days are not included in an employment contract, the school corporation should not spend your tax dollars to pay for them. This issue has nothing to do with “liking or disliking” anyone.

  • LETTER: Your United Way contribution supports family-outreach efforts at Perry Central

    Perry Central Family Outreach is proud to be one of the many community agencies to receive funds from the United Way of Perry County. With their support, Family Outreach facilitates and sponsors a variety of programs and projects year round to help the families of Perry County obtain the skills they need to succeed and to assist at risk families.

  • LETTER: Youth Refuge program aided by supporter

    Youth Refuge and First Baptist Church in Cannelton would like to recognize those who donated items and money for our third annual Summer Bash.

    Thank you so much to Butler Family Dentistry, Hancock Bank, Badgett Dentistry, Home Mutual Insurance, TTT Christian Youth Ministries, Tim Harding, Rachel Roccia and others, who requested to stay anonymous. We appreciate your generosity.

    God bless you.

    ANNA SEIFERT
    Tell City

  • Work share program needed in Indiana

    Work share is a positive option for both companies and their employees in times of economic need. It is a voluntary program that allows employers to maintain skilled and stable workforces during temporary economic downturns. It allows employees to keep their jobs and benefits instead of facing unemployment and further financial uncertainty. And the state wins through a reduction in job losses.

  • School-board vote on vacation-time issue was based on facts

    The matter of the vacation time for administrative assistant Bruce Chinn came up in a May 13, 2014, meeting of the Tell City-Troy Township School Board.

    (Board member) Sherry Flynn passed a note to then Superintendent Lynn Blinzinger which said, “Keep Bruce’s contract as is. Do not approve 107 days in one year’s vacation time. Instead pay him for those days that are on his check stub at his daily rate. If it is on his check stub, we owe him. If it is not, we don’t. In my opinion, this is unreasonable.”

  • LETTER - Work of many made St. Meinrad Rocks! a hit

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the fourth annual St. Meinrad Rocks! Fest.

    The actual event was far from the original plan. Intense heat and major storms controlled the day and due to the weather, the decision was made to shut down the show around 6 p.m. Saturday. The safety of my performers and guests, as well as the protection of the stage and sound equipment were all taken into consideration. Even after the major storm had passed, lightning was intense and rain came and went.

  • LETTER - SF Fitness Throwdown had long list of helpers

    Organizers of the second annual Schweizer Fest Fitness Throwdown, sponsored by Perry-Spencer Communications, would like to thank its sponsors:

    New Directions Health and Fitness Club, the event host; Perry-Spencer Communications, the main sponsor; SICFitness; Gladish Chiropractic; Bower Construction; Werner Drug Store; Thomas Glass and More; Dr. Rothrauff Foot and Ankle; Domestic Goddess Boutique; Powers MMA; Alvey Cleaners; Carriage Inn; Conner Floor Covering and Perry County Wellness.

  • LETTER: Board should force Chinn to prove his case

    According to a recent news article, Bruce Chinn will be paid $37,800 for vacation time not used by him. The article clearly indicated that liability for this debt was questionable, but Dr. Gene Ress, Mack Cail and Larry Kleeman agreed to pay the full amount.

    If the debt was questionable, why was it not negotiated rather than paid in full? I recently discussed the matter with Mack Cail. His immediate response was that “we would have lost the case and it would have cost us $100,000 to defend it.”

  • LETTER: Back-to-school cookouts a big success

    Cannelton, Perry Central and Tell City-Troy Township school systems would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and businesses that contributed to the success of this year’s back-to-school cookouts.

    The turnouts were great with thousands of students and parents who enjoyed getting together with their friends, teachers and other Perry County families to kick off the new school year during these annual fun events.