• Hoch: I have the experience to be prosecutor

    Editor’s Note: Thursday was the last issue for letters to the editor of a political nature. In keeping with past practice, however, candidates are allowed to respond directly to previous letters. The News agreed to publish this letter from Jason Hoch, candidate for prosecutor, in response to Thursday’s letter from Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo.

  • LETTER: Coyle’s family speaks out on campaign, election

    I am engaged to Chris Coyle and I wanted to take a moment to speak to you about my family and his campaign.

    I knew that when Chris decided to run for office, it was not an individual decision, but a family one. It was not a decision we made lightly. I am not originally from Perry County. I relocated my family here because of all that Perry County has to offer. A large part of that was the school system.

  • An open letter to Perry County Prosecutor Rod Acchiardo on the pending grand jury

    I have learned through various contacts that the current Perry County Prosecutor announced that he would convene a panel forming a grand jury to examine whether “Sheriff Lee Chestnut or any of his subordinates should be indicted for criminal misconduct in connection with the death of the young woman” identified as Whitney N. Turner.

  • LETTER: Thank you for voting Tuesday

    I’m running for a seat on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. My focus as a school board member is creating an environment where every child has the opportunity to get a quality education.

    This requires small classes, rich curriculum, diverse electives, and advanced placement, career-technical, and vocational courses. Fiscal responsibility is paramount to ensure each dollar is wisely spent to benefit the students first.

  • LETTER: I want to set the record straight on experience and political-forum statements

    I am sorry that I have not responded sooner, but the duties of being prosecutor have taken a great deal of my time lately as you may have read recently in the paper.

    At the candidates’ debate there were a number of misstatements made by my opponent that went unchallenged due to time constraints. The most glaring of which is the statement that he has the same experience now as I had when I ran four years ago.

  • LETTER: A case when crime pays

    Why doesn’t the local prosecutor go after former Cannelton City Schools Superintendent Marion Chapman, considering the nearly half-million dollars that was illegally taken from the local school system?

    Chapman gets a $25,000 fine, suspended sentence and probation.

    It would appear that crime does pay and that the citizens of this community get stuck with the tab to try this case and lost revenue to support the school.

    Can’t Perry County do better?

    Tell City

  • LETTER: Be sure to vote Nov. 4

    I’m writing to encourage everyone to vote Nov. 4. It’s our great privilege.

    Also remember to thank our veterans on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Their sacrifices made our county.

    Daughter of the American Revolution, Daughter of 1812, Daughter of the Union and Chairwoman of Americanism for Harry G. Myers American Legion Auxiliary 142, Cannelton

  • Letters policy for Nov. 3 issue

    To be fair to all candidates, no letters related to the Nov. 4 election, including letters from candidates, or letters endorsing any candidate, will be published in the Monday, Nov. 3 issue.

    Letters intended for the Thursday, Oct. 30, issue must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28.

  • LETTER: Voters need to double check their sources of information, and their votes

    First, I want to agree with Michael Kleeman (in an Oct. 23 letter) about people needing to discuss issues intelligently. He has some facts wrong and I would recommend that he verify his information through different sources. First, the two wars were voted on by both Democrats and Republicans; Democrats backtracked on the Iraqi war after it became unpopular.

    Many people want to blame the Republicans, but Bush, like him or not, went to Congress to get approval for the wars.

  • LETTER: In race for Tell City-Troy Township School Board, May pledges to put kids’ needs first

    Hello, My name is Rick May, and I am a candidate for the upcoming election for a seat on the Tell City-Troy Township School Board. First a little background. I am a 1973 graduate of Tell City High School and have an engineering degree from ITT Technical Institute. I have three grown children that went to Newman-May Elementary and all graduated from Tell City High School as well.