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Letters

  • Read between the lines of Family Research Council’s attitudes on same-sex issues

    Regarding the column in the March 26 issue of the News by Rob Schwarzwalder of the Family Research Council, touting a survey that purports to show a majority of Americans remain clearly opposed to gay marriage, let me point out that his organization’s polling and research are of highly dubious quality.

  • Newspapers keeps communities informed

    I like newspapers.  I guess it started way back when I was a paperboy with Jerry and Dean Hagedorn. You know, back when your carrier was a kid.

    Maybe it was when I worked during my high- school years in the News’ production room with Ralph Alvey and Gary Hubert. I still like to pop in and smell the paper and ink.

    Anyway, I know I can get national and world news crazy fast through television and the Internet, but I still trust and depend on the Perry County News for local news – the stuff that really matters to me, my family and friends.

  • Retired teachers group to share information on scams at April 7 public meeting

    The local Indiana Retired Teachers Association’s April 7 meeting, to be held at the Patio restaurant, will be a special one.

    A member of the Tell City Police Department will present information on scams, especially those that target the elderly, and how to avoid being a victim. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m.

    There will be an opportunity for questions afterwards. There will also be information available to take home with you on this topic, as well as for identity theft.

  • Good shepherd cares for animals, community

    This letter is in regards to a Perry County citizen who has went above and beyond when it comes to helping animals in need. This person has almost daily, through all hours, saved countless lives with no expectations or monetary gain. She has toiled  in rain, snow and freezing temperatures.

    I have received numerous thanks for helping people through the Humane Society, but I do not even come close to the difference this person has made for our county.

  • Indiana is losing too many veterans

    There is a crisis in Indiana and veterans are dying. Something needs to be done. Veterans, reservists and National Guard Hoosiers are an economic-development opportunity and deserve priority status by the state.

    Recently, the Associated Press did a story on this situation. Some legislators’ tempers flared because of advocacy efforts of the Military Veterans Coalition of Indiana. 

    Understandably, coalition veterans are disappointed that halfway of the legislative session, very little is moving to address the needs of veterans.

  • Boat, RV parking ban makes little sense

    In response to the issue of boats, trailers and RV parking, I wanted to take this opportunity to speak about the possibility of banning  all types of trailers from our city streets. The scope of this letter will be to state my opinion but also offer some insight to my opinion.

    First and foremost, I live in Tell City. I work in the community and pay taxes. I own a home here in town, two vehicles, an RV and a boat. All of  these things require me to pay taxes, fees, etc.

  • Renaissance yard sale had many supporters

    The Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Renaissance Class’ annual yard sale Saturday March 7, was a immense success this year.

  • Someone needs to take responsibility for cleaning snow from Cannelton intersection

    I’m writing in an effort to find out who is responsible for clearing snow at the end of Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66 in Cannelton.

    It has not been cleaned at all the last two years. I called the county garage and they took my name and phone number, but no one called.

    I called the mayor’s office and did the same, left a number and no one called back. It’s a shame to see that we can’t get an answer to a very dangerous section of road to get cleaned.

    We almost got hit twice trying just to go to town.

  • An open letter to Councilman Gerald Yackle

    Mr. Yackle, The March 9 issue of Perry County News had a headline article discussing the proposed parking regulation for boats, trailers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles. Your position is the “government should stay out of it.”

    This is a shallow statement for a city councilman to make.

    Are you aware, cities throughout the country enact zoning restrictions specially to prevent these vehicles from parking on city streets and properties for good reasons: to protect the overall appearance of the communities.

  • Health fair was a hit

    We would like to thank students, staff and community members who attended the health fair Feb. 27 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.