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Letters

  • Mayor should address alley issue

    I would like to take a minute to say thank you to our mayor. I went to speak to her about five weeks ago about an alley falling in on the 1100 block off 11th Street in Tell City.

    She was not in her office, but she did call me at my home to agree with me that something needed to be done about this problem. She was going to call me back the next week to talk to me about this problem.

    She is aware the street department has tried to repair this problem several times. I am still waiting for her call.

  • Thanks for making stuff the bus a success

    Annually, in July, United Way sponsors and organizes a Stuff the Bus event held at Wal-Mart. Volunteers from local schools assist at the event to promote our efforts in collecting school supplies for students in need.  

    There are very generous patrons who donate school supplies, whether it be one item or a sack full of items. Any donation is greatly appreciated.

  • United Way’s support helps local families

    Perry Central Family Outreach is proud to be one of the many community agencies to receive funds from the United Way of Perry County. 

    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. 

    United Way funding helps us in these endeavors.

  • What are candidates thoughts on annexation?

    It looks like the annexation situation will not be resolved during the present administration. So I think we should ask questions of the candidates.

  • Women’s softball league says thanks

    The Tell City Women’s Softball League would like to thank everyone who helped make its 2015 season another successful one:

    • The city recreation department crew, headed by Jimmy Toothman and Chris Hagedorn, for getting the field ready for each night’s games

    • Team sponsors Alpine House, Cash Waggner & Associates, EverBody’s Fun & Fitness Center, Medcalf Construction and Tri-State Service & Maintenance

  • Perry County Museum Edelweiss Ball a huge success

    On behalf of the Perry County Museum members and the board of directors, I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone who attended the second annual Edelweiss Ball and to the businesses and industries for their gracious support of the  museum’s number one fundraising event.

  • Obama’s clean power plan flawed

     “On Wednesday, June 24, Gov. Mike Pence wrote a letter to Barack Obama stating that if the EPA’s final Clean Power Plan was not ‘demonstrably and significantly improved’ from the proposed plan the EPA issued June 2, 2014, that Indiana would not comply with the rule.”  

  • Without power but not confidence

    Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, a young hurricane bullied its way through the Bandon area pilfering our electric. I immediately called Southern Indiana Power and reported the outage. This was shortly before 6 p.m.

    About 4 ½ hours later, nearly all the lights and appliances that had gone off at 6, alerted us the outage was over. As I was resetting the blinking clock on the microwave, it occurred to me that we had never doubted we would not get our electricity back.

    I realized we had been taking our reliable electric service for granted.

  • County government should be transparent

    This letter is in reference to the article in the July 27 issue of the Perry County News, in which the Perry County Council is seeking input in the hiring process as it pertains to job openings within the courthouse offices.

    I am in complete agreement with Councilwoman Jody French that there should be guidance and standards in place for the hiring process and open reviews done to determine if the positions should remain full-time, have the hours reduced or done away with completely.

  • Resident opposed to proposed safety tax

    Buried on page 5A of the July 30 edition of the Perry County News is an article indicating the Perry County Council wants to circumvent the property-tax cap by assessing a .25-percent income tax to fund “public safety” expenses.

    The state imposed a property tax cap for an excellent reason – to relieve all property owners of excessive taxation. Immediately after enacting the law, local politicians and school districts contrived to circumvent the law through referendums and other schemes. Remember the tax fight we had with the local school district?