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Letters

  • LETTER: Why does new jail have to be so large?

    I just wanted to ask the people of Perry County if they wanted a jail, and if so did they want one so much larger than the one that has served us so well for so long?

    Since the county’s population has not increased in 100 years, do they feel it is necessary to have one so large?

  • LETTER: Don’t let summer’s swelter stress your pet

    It’s summertime. It’s going to be very hot. Let’s take care of our furry loved ones. Let’s take care of our dogs and cats.

    Here are a few tips to keep care of our pets.

    • Never leave an animal in a car. Temperatures can reach 150 degrees or hotter even if you have your windows cracked.

    • Always make sure that our outdoor pets have plenty of cool water and fresh food.

  • LETTER: Tootsie Roll drive raised more than $4,800

    Tell City Knights of Columbus Council 1172 would like to thank the entire community for its support of our annual Tootsie Roll Drive.

    The many volunteers from Council 1172 were successful in reaching our monetary goal by collecting more than $4,800.

    These donations will be contributed equally to the programs for mentally challenged citizens of Perry County.

  • LETTER: Government needs to butt out of marriage

    The debate about whether government should sanction or prevent gay marriage is missing the essential point that government has no call to be involved at all with the matter of marriage.

    Marriage is a personal decision by two (or more?) people to enter into a certain kind of relationship.

    It is not the government’s prerogative or bailiwick or duty or necessity to inject itself into the matter of marriage. The government should butt out of the marriage business.

  • LETTER: Marathon feature well written

    I want to thank you for your coverage and great story on Kim Strobel’s participation in the Boston Marathon.

    Your writer, Trista Lutgring, did an excellent job describing the marathon, Boston’s unusual weather conditions for this year’s race and Kim’s preparation for the event.

    The story was thorough and interesting. It was an informative sports story as well as a solid human-interest story.

    TOM BUSAM
    Cannelton
     

  • LETTER: Library’s silent auction a ringing success

    The Friends of the Perry County Public Library would like to thank the staff, its patrons and the citizens of Perry County for supporting our Antiques at the Library and Silent Auction during National Library Week in April.

    We want to thank the following vendors for setting up, displaying their items and sharing their expertise:

  • LETTER: Triathlon a credit to students, supporters

    The fourth William Tell Triathlon was held May 5. The event was offered free to any student in grades 1-6. This year’s triathlon had 120 student participants.

    All students were given free shirts, water, fruit, water bottles, sack lunches and a pool party for participating.

  • LETTER: Foundation helps adult learners succeed

    As many in the community might be aware, the Perry County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to adult education in Region 11 and our partner, Cannelton City Schools, to provide transportation services for the adult education class in Perry County.

    The free class, held at Ivy Tech Community College in Tell City, is fairly new, and we quickly realized that one of the most significant barriers for students in the community wanting to take advantage of the class was transportation.

  • LETTER: Obama no liar for U.S. oil reserves comments

    In his letter of April 30 (“Letter writer overlooks Obama facts, failures”) Jim Adkins seemed to have a lot to say about the issue of oil production, along with quite a bit about me. In the letter, Mr. Adkins calls me a liberal but he has never met me, talked to me on the phone or communicated with me in anyway. Furthermore, in looking at my past letters to this paper I don’t see anywhere that I gave an impression of being a liberal.

  • LETTER: Shouldn’t housing grant be used for housing?

    The (proposed) visitor center on Seventh Street is well and good, but why buy more land when you have all that chair-company property north of the doctors’ offices. It is just like when the city had to buy property for the police station, when the same property was there then.

    If the money you are wanting to use the for visitor center was supposed to be used for housing, then use it for housing. I’m getting tired of my money being spent needlessly.

    LUTHER OOST
    Tell City