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Letters

  • Reader appreciated agriculture week section of News

    I must take time out from my busy schedule to compliment you on your fine Perry County News newspaper. I especially enjoy reading about the folks I learned to know during my almost 25 years of teaching in Perry County at Perry Central schools.

  • Annexation conflicts of interest exist

    On the annexation issue, let me get this straight.

    Marlow Smethurst is chairman of the Tell City Annexation Committee and also the superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department.  J.B. Land is chairman of the Electric Utility’s board and chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees.

    Is the tail (electric utility and hospital board) wagging the dog (city management and citizens)?

    Darla Olberding
    Evansville

  • Our emergency responders do a great job

    I am writing this letter because of something that happened earlier this month. There was a terrible accident on my road, just about in front of my house. I did not see the actual moment it happened, but I heard the impact the second it did.

    When we ran to the front porch and saw what had happened, we knew it was a very terrible accident.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with both families. But, this letter is to praise the first responders.

  • Help made Renaissance yard sale a success

    The Tell City High School Renaissance Leadership Class  thanks the public for attending and supporting our annual yard sale, which was held March 15.

    The proceeds go to help fund the Renaissance Leadership Class, which supports academics and community involvement.

    We extend a special thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their support:

  • Drivers ignore law at SR 66 intersection

    I have seen this happen often lately to other people and I have almost been hit there more than once.

    When you are coming out of Wal-Mart and turning right toward Tell City on Indiana 66 on a green light, you have the right-of-way.

    The person who is turning left across the intersection by Subway toward Tell City does not have right-of-way.  

    Since I see this often I went to the Tell City Police Station to find out for sure.  I was met there by a most unfriendly officer who did take the time to tell me that I was right.

  • A critical health-care program in rural America

    Rural hospitals are the front line of care for millions of Americans who can’t travel to big cities for medical treatment. Most are small, less than 25 beds, and many struggle to keep their doors open in the face of rising costs. A little-known prescription drug program called 340B helps these providers stay in business—and extend vital services to needy patients.

    More than 20 years ago, Congress created the 340B drug discount program with bipartisan support to help hospitals serving high numbers of economically vulnerable people.

  • Drama students did great job

    Kudos to the Tell City High School Drama Club for putting on an excellent play two weekends ago, “God’s Favorite.” 

    It is unfortunate that we have not had a Schweizer Fest play in several years. The high school has made an admirable effort to return this element of culture to our community.

    Jim Alexander
    Tell City

  • Schnell enjoys newspaper subscription, visits to Perry Central sporting events

    Just recently, another Perry Countian gave me a compliment on my previous letters to the editors in the fine Perry County News. The person happened to be a graduate of Perry Central High School.

    I’ve been informed, by the editor of the Perry County News that letters to the editor may be submitted about every six weeks. I wasn’t aware of that ruling, but I’ll certainly abide by it.

  • Fish fry a big success for Scouts

    The St. Paul Boy Scout Troop 192 would like to gratefully thank all those who supported our fish fry March 7 at the parish hall. The attendance was overwhelming.

    Thanks to all who bought tickets but were unable to come. All of our Scouts worked really hard to make this event a success. Thanks goes out to all of the adult volunteers who came and worked. The proceeds will help out a lot with expenses for this year’s summer camp, which will be at Camp Crooked Creek near Louisville.

    Thanks again.

    Mark Miller
    Troop 192

  • LETTER: Remembering the victims of Parkinson’s

    Feb. 26, 2014 was declared “Parkinson’s Day of Action” by the Parkinson’s Action Network. Because this issue is very personal to me, I felt compelled to share my story to raise awareness about this disease.

    Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disease. The primary symptoms are tremors and loss of movement, as well as cognitive and behavioral changes. Currently there is no cure, therapy, or drug to slow or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease.