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Letters

  • United Way of Perry County’s Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3 helped nonprofit organizations

    United Way of Perry County would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth, youth-group leaders and various businesses and agencies of the community for taking part in this year’s successful Youth Day of Caring Nov. 3.

    Youth groups joined forces to paint, wash windows, rake, clean, weed, clean landscaping, construct the new Born Learning Trail and clear trails at designated locations across the county. The free labor provided by our volunteers saved our local nonprofit organizations many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time.   

  • Bigotry, intolerance don’t need protection

    After reading Tim Kloeppel’s column on same sex marriage (Monday’s News), I was somewhat amused, but I also felt a great sadness. Mr. Kloeppel uses the analogy “Try to force the positive ends of two batteries together and let me know how successful you are at making them stick.”

    I found this analogy to be somewhat amusing. I assure you that I can take the positive end (anode) of one battery, touch it to the negative end (cathode) of another battery and they will not “stick” either.

  • Group serving the survivors of suicide

    There are many that are still struggling, even a year after the loss of a loved one or friend.

    They are still searching for answers and wanting to know. Some even feel they’re to blame or they should have been there. Depression is the most common reason for suicide, along with issues in life such as divorce, loss of jobs, the way people treat others, and a break-up of a relationship.

  • PTO grateful for fall festival’s success

    On Oct. 24, our 68th annual Fall Festival enjoyed a tremendous turnout from students, staff and community supporters. Cannelton Elementary’s Parent-Teacher Organization would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for helping make this year’s festival a huge success.

  • Taste of the Holiday had many helpers

    Thank you to everyone who attended the Perry County Chamber of Commerce 2013 “Taste of the Holidays” event.  You helped make this a great event by getting a taste of local food, wine and shopping.

    Thank you to the entrepreneurs and businesses that donated to the silent auction and to those that participated in the booth sales opportunity the event provided. You were a huge part of the event and we thank you for participating.

  • Former educator thankful for trips to county

    Again, I had the pleasure of attending the St. Isidore shooting match this year. Thanks again to Terry Kempf, who provided my transportation.

    I enjoyed conversations with several fine folks of Perry County, one person being recently retired Gordon Taylor, a fine gentleman from the Perry Central Community School Corp.

    I have enjoyed my visits to the Tell City nursing centers, where I have given concerts at happy hour time.

    Some of my former Perry Central students’ parents and grandparents may be residing there.

  • SIRS appreciative of United Way's funding

    Within our community we have an organization that touches so many of us in a multitude of ways. The United Way of Perry County works tirelessly behind the scenes and on the front lines to create a better life for those who live in Perry County.

    From its volunteers who work with United Way Days of Caring, to the system of grants they allow to their partners in our community, United Way touches the lives of everyone in Perry County.

  • Obama Adminstration’s actions over five years proves Chicago-style politics still around

    We have all heard of Al Capone and how he controlled Chicago in the 1930s. He had the judges, lawyers, press, state governor and the people on his side. He bought anyone who would resist him. He thought he was the almighty answer to any problem.

    Certainly there were times when he thought he was an untouchable. The federal government went after him but they could not get him for murder. They used the IRS to bring him down for tax evasion. We now have a Chicago-style style administration in Washington. A dictator, a tyrannical government.

  • Village open house a credit to volunteers

    Shubael Little Pioneer Village once again had a most successful open house Oct. 19-20. Following those two days, we hosted 85 fifth-graders from Perry Central and 129 kindergartners from Tell City. There are so many to thank for our success.

  • Century supported pancreatic cancer fight

    November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. This cancer is the fourth-leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

    Although decades behind  other cancers in research discoveries and treatment options, pancreatic cancer receives the least amount of federal funding of all major cancer killers, approximately only 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget.