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Letters

  • 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.

  • Memories of a career in education, music

    After being ill for about two and a half months, I feel really super healthy again. My prayers to the Lord got me well, thanks to the Lord!

    Now, I would like to share with you some beautiful super thoughts of my life. First super thought. I taught at four schools in my teaching career and had a twenty-and-a-half year perfect attendance record. Some days I did not feel like teaching, but I taught anyway for the sake of my wonderful precious students. I guess I saved the schools quite a bit of money, not having to hire substitute teachers.

  • County’s election officials should safeguard service members’ right to vote

    While home on leave in February 2016, I requested to file an absentee ballot application at the Perry County Clerks office. This was necessary to be able to cast my vote in the upcoming election.

  • Comments misrepresented annexation opponent’s statement before city council

    This letter is in response to the article written by your reporter, Jake Bethel, appearing in Thursdays paper. He totally misrepresented me in that article. The council asked that you give your name and address before you spoke. On the way to the microphone, I asked if they wanted my legal address or the address of the property that was being annexed. They said, “The property being annexed” This property has been in my family for approximately 100 years.