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Letters

  • 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.

  • LETTER: Letter writer wrong on jail tax increase

    Mrs. Carter, we’re sorry that we can’t agree with you on the animal-control issue but we try to vote for what we think the majority of the voters want and what makes sense.

    We know we can’t make everyone happy but we try to inform ourselves on the issues and vote accordingly. If we don’t get it right then the voters will tell us come next election. We feel the 2005 animal ordinance would be sufficient with a little tweaking.

  • LETTER: Council members listening to the vast majority of people against animal-control ordinance

    This letter is being written in response to last week’s letter written by Blanche Carter, the wife of Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

    We are not political people either, but we feel very strongly about the animal-control ordinance, also.

    She published the names of three council members and then asked, “Are they truly representing the people of Perry County?”

    You bet they are.