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Letters

  • LETTER: Derby Riverfest run drew 92 participants

    The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people and organizations that made our 5-kilometer run-walk event successful.

    A total of 92 runners and walkers participated this year.

  • LETTER: Be respectful when setting off fireworks

    Why do Tell City residents need to celebrate with firecracker bombs year-round? Being a stroke victim, even the smallest noises make me anxious and nervous, so I am sure those noises affect seniors as well.

    As I am only in my mid-50s, these types of firecrackers affect small-breed dogs, also. I have a mini Shitzu who tries to hide and even the thunder jacket I bought for her does not comfort here.

    So is it necessary to celebrate with such loud fireworks for such a long time?

  • LETTER: Where was outrage over previous phone scandals?

    I’m responding to the editorial of the Perry County News of May 27, 2013, which rightly criticized the Obama Administration for the current Associated Press scandal involving the Department of Justice Secretly intercepting and seizing phone records of that news organization and consideration to charging a news correspondent with a crime.

  • LETTER: Unless we rise up, government will never change

    I agree with Lee Hamilton about Congress except for one thing. He doesn’t point out that Congress has passed more than 30 bipartisan jobs bills and sent them to the Senate. So what is the problem? Harry Reid doesn’t let the bills be brought to the floor for votes. Why would he be doing this? Because the progressive Democrats, not all Democrats, are trying to show that the Republican Congress can’t create job bills so the Democrats can win the Congress back.

  • LETTER: Good education valuable, private or public

    This is in response to the Perry County News’ June 3 editorial, “We should fear government ‘help’ for education.”

    A large part of the editorial addresses school closings in Chicago and the reasons for the closings. One possible reason given was the addition of 50,000 charter school seats during a decade when schools lost 30,000 students. I am not sure whether there is an implication that the school student loss was the charter schools’ gain.

  • LETTER: New jobs vital to community’s health

    As the business agent for Boilermakers Local 374 here in southern Indiana, I represent approximately 500 men and women. These people don’t just work here, but they live here as well.

    My job as their representative isn’t merely to make sure they are being treated fairly on the job, to make sure they are being paid correctly according to the contract and to make sure their work conditions are safe.

    My job is to also find them jobs. Not just jobs for now, but also possible jobs for the future.

  • LETTER: Supporters helped Stepping Stones students

    The staff of Stepping Stones Preschool would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who helped make our 2012-2013 school year a success, your support is essential to our program.

    First we want to thank Father Brian Esarey, Janet and the St. Augustine Parish for sharing their space with us.

    Thank you to McDonald’s, Subway, Sonic and Arby’s for providing meal certificates for our Families Reading with Redgie reading incentive program.

  • LETTER: North Perry Head Start had successful year

    Lincoln Hills Development Corp. North Perry Head Start would like to thank the following people and organizations for their continued support during this school year.

  • LETTER: Thank you to all who supported bike-athon

    The Cannelton Teachers Association wishes to thank everyone who helped and supported our annual bike-athon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, held April 27.

    This year’s ride was a great success, raising over $4,600 for the hospital. That is the third highest amount in its 36 years. We know that this would not have been possible without the help and support of many businesses, organizations and individuals.

  • LETTER: Traffic speeds too high on Lorainne Road

    I’ve talked to the county attorney twice and he sent an e-mail to the county garage about my request for speed bumps in front of our home on Lorainne Road. We live on a one-lane, crooked, dead-end road, where the speed limit was 30 miles per hour.

    When I talked to county garage employee Steve Howell, he informed me they couldn’t do speed bumps because it may tear up someone’s car. I voiced my concerns of wrecks and excessive speed and that we had small kids in the area and his answer was, “We better keep our kids out of the road.”