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Letters

  • LETTER: U.S. needs to make health care top priority

    Regarding my friend and colleague Ty Guillaume’s July 4 comment on religious liberty and Obamacare, I would only make a couple of points.

    First, when the liberty of one comes up against the liberty of another, there is inevitably a balancing that has to be made. And as has generally been our ideal, it should be made in favor of the one who stands to be hurt the most by the abbreviation of her freedom.

  • LETTER: 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 Drive. The many volunteers from Council 1172 stood in the rain for two days, but were successful in reaching a monetary value of more than $3,500. These donations will be contributed equally to the programs for mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • 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.