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Letters

  • LETTER: How much will tapping reserves cost U.S.?

    I’d like to address some issues pertaining to Jim Adkins’ letter (“Obama’s energy whoppers point to failures”) published  April 16.

    Mr. Adkins brings up what appears to be huge reserves of oil in the U.S. However, has he bothered to check just what tapping all those reserves would cost?

  • LETTER: Obama’s energy whoppers point to failures

    President Obama has recently claimed that the U.S. has only 2 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves but uses 20 percent of the world’s oil. Therefore, he postulates that drilling for oil is a no-win proposition for us to rid ourselves of energy dependence. Despite his insistence that we don’t have enough energy reserves to maintain independence, nothing could be further from the truth.

  • LETTER: Cannelton to offer bus service outside city

    Students who reside in the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. and the Perry Central School Corp. can attend school in Cannelton without paying transfer tuition. Students may also take driver education at Cannelton High School at no cost. Cannelton is the only high school in Perry County that offers driver education to its students.

    Beginning next school year, (2012-2013), the Cannelton City Schools Corp. will provide bus transportation at pickup points for students living in Tell City, Troy and the Rocky Point-Tobinsport areas.

  • LETTER: Donnelly: Indiana needs more from nation’s leaders; give tax breaks to job creators

    I’m running for the U.S. Senate to be a voice for the hardworking families of Indiana. Our goal is every Hoosier who wants a job has a job. There are five areas I want to discuss – and a belief we should live within our means – to put us on the right path.

    First, we need to stand up for the good jobs we have by cracking down on the Chinese government’s unfair practices, leading to a loss of Hoosier jobs.

  • LETTER: Nearly $5 million returned to counties in District 74; Ellspermann supports review

    Anyone can make one mistake, but two? In December, Department of Revenue found a programming error which “discovered” more than $300 million of tax revenue that had been electronically remitted by businesses, but not transferred into the general fund.

    This did allow the General Assembly to fund full-day kindergarten, a good outcome.

  • LETTER: Letter writer owes an apology to Crawford

    Although I appreciate Mrs. Carter’s passion for animal rights, I do believe she is way out of line calling councilman Ron Crawford an arrogant hypocrite.

    She does not know the same man I have known for 60 years. Arrogant? Mr. Crawford is the most humble person I have ever known. Hypocrite? No way, he has always been straight ahead with his views and his life in general.

    Also, as for as representing his constituents, well he is representing this constituent and many others with whom I have discussed this issue.

  • LETTER: Economy needs less government meddling

    I am replying to an editorial published in December titled “Letting people raise their own taxes could be a good move.”

    Now my first comments would be directed toward the part that says, “Most politicians are still unwilling to raise taxes on even the most wealthiest citizens.”

  • LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves of others?

    On Sept. 18, 2011, I laid my husband to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery. His monument was placed in November and the cradle and flowers arranged.

    Already someone likes them also. His grave is visited several times a week but March 2 was special as it was our 59th wedding anniversary.

    All was well, I went by the next day and found an empty monument. We have had things stolen from our yard in the past, his flag off of our porch being the most important.

  • LETTER: Council comments a disservice to county

    I am writing to clarify my statements (made in a March 5 letter) about the proposed income tax concerning the new jail, and animal control ordinance and board. At the end of this letter I have included a short response to Jeff Jones.

    Because my first letter has led to some confusion, let me try to clarify my statements. First, when I was talking about the tax levy, I was talking about the 20 years as the time frame suggested by the council. According to stats found at Indiana.edu, the median household income is $44,652.

  • LETTER: Komen not wavering from its mission to serve women

    With recent news about our organization, there has never been a greater need for clarity in our communications with the tri-state.

    Rest assured the controversy inspired by actions at the national office of Susan G. Komen has in no way impacted the Evansville Tri-State Affiliate’s dedication to our core mission in the 28 counties we serve in southern Indiana, southern Illinois and western Kentucky.