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Letters

  • Farm to Table dinner a big success

    On behalf of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, I would like to thank the following individuals, businesses, and organizations. Without their support, this event would not have been as successful as it was. 

    This community effort was highlighted on Sept. 24th as volunteers from all over the county came together to host our very first annual Farm to Table dinner and concert for the residents of Perry County.  This event is one of many traditions that we, as a committee, wish to start for Perry County.

  • United Way aids family outreach efforts

    Perry Central Family Outreach facilitates and sponsors a variety of programs and projects year round to help the families of Perry County obtain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. 

    We strive to reduce the barriers that prevent children and their families from reaching their fullest potential.

  • St. Meinrad ROCKS another hit in 2016

    I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the sixth annual St. Meinrad ROCKS Fest.

    Special thanks goes out to our entertainment: Phil the Excitement, Angel Rhodes, 5th Degree Burn, Silly Rules, Double Shot, Andy and Henry Hagedorn, Selling the War, and Close Enough. What a fantastic line-up!

  • Rome VFD thanks hog roast helpers

    The Rome Fire Department would like to thank the following businesses for their donation for our annual Hog Roast.

  • Salvation Army proud to be local United Way partner

     

    The Salvation Army Perry County Service Extension unit is proud to be a United Way of Perry County partner. The primary goal of The Salvation Army Service Extension program is to provide emergency financial assistance to people in need throughout the community.

    The funds allocated to our program by the UWPC, combined with other money raised through our kettle fund-raising campaign, allow our local office to offer financial assistance for basic needs such as medical, food, energy, rent, and transportation expenses.

  • Patriotism and the national anthem

    I have been interested by the flurry of highly emotional and outraged responses to Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand for the national anthem. And while at one time I might have agreed with the News’s editorial on the subject (“National anthem not the time to stage protests,” Sept. 12), at this time I find it necessary to explain why I no longer do.

  • Kenny Rowe is an example of civic responsibility

    A special thank you goes to Kenny Rowe. Every morning I am on my front porch and around 6:15 a.m., Kenny Rowe faithfully walks by with his grocery bag in his hand.

    He is out getting some exercise but also takes the time to pick up the trash so many people throw on our streets. Our city looks better because of his efforts and it is something we should emulate.

     

    Ken Roland

    Tell City

  • Where do candidates stand on annexation?

    Another election is rapidly approaching and one question many of us would like to know is where do the candidates running for county offices stand on the annexation issue?

    Before you say it’s a city issue, annexation involves transferring area from the county to the city, along with revenue, responsibility and possibly control of some collected tax dollars.

  • Protecting the lives of young Hoosiers

    Sixty-six is the number to remember, not as a number, but because it represents young lives that no longer have opportunities to become scientists, doctors, teachers and entrepreneurs to improve the quality of life and bring peace to our state and country. Nor can they bring laughter and enjoyment to their family and friends.

  • Stop stealing trash tags

    My name is Walter Baur, 85-year-old Korean War Veteran. I was denied a VA pension because I make too much money a month. I draw $1,325 in Social Security.

    The same day I was charged $20 for not putting trash stickers on four bags of trash. Why would I drag four bags of trash to alley and not put stickers on them? Then the same day, my truck and car had tires cut. Cost me $150. The next day, my trash stickers were cut off my trash. I had to put on two new stickers. Total of seven stickers in one week.