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Letters

  • LETTER: Suggestions for making Congress better

    This is an open letter to Congress, both the House and Senate, and members of both parties and independents.

    First, consider the national budget. There is no money for grants, subsidies, loans or bailouts. Stop looking for budget cuts. Look instead at the projected revenue, prioritize and decide what can be kept.

    Let the truth be known about Social Security. It was never supposed to be part of the national budget. Social Security did not go broke. Congress made it part of the budget to get access to (steal) the funds that were supposed to be held in trust.

  • LETTER: TC’s Neighborhood Watch follows the rules

    I am writing in response to an editorial in The Perry County News Nov. 28. First of all, as founder of Tell City Neighborhood Watch, I would like to thank the community and city officials for the support we have received in response of launching the Neighborhood Watch program.

  • LETTERS: Students share their thoughts on the freedom of speech

    Editor’s Note: Tell City Junior-Senior High School students in Troy Noble’s class submitted letters to the editor about the freedom of speech.

  • LETTER: $200 reward offered in St. Marks damage

    There is an individual in the St. Marks area who has total disregard for the property of others.

    He is running his four-wheel-drive truck through yards and fields doing considerable damage.

    If you have any information concerning this individual, please contact the Perry County Sheriff's Department. I am offering a $200 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of this individual.

    HAROLD CRADDOCK
    Tell City

    (More letters appear in our print edition.)
     

  • LETTER: United Way Day of Caring touched many

    United Way of Perry County would like to take this opportunity to thank the youth, youth group leaders and various businesses and agencies of the community for taking part in this year's successful "Day of Caring" Nov. 6.

    Youth groups joined forces to paint, stain, exercise animals, wash windows, clean, weed and clear trails at designated locations across the county. The free labor provided by our volunteers saved our local nonprofits many maintenance dollars and numerous hours of valuable time.

  • LETTER: Community foundations have huge impact

    During the week of Nov. 12-18, the Perry County Community Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America for Community Foundation Week. For more than 20 years, the effort has raised awareness about the increasingly important role of these philanthropic organizations in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

    During the week, Perry County Community Foundation encourages everyone to celebrate National Philanthropy day, Nov. 15, by giving thanks and paying it forward.

  • LETTER: “Right-to-Work?” Corporatist euphemism

    I’m hearing a lot about the urgency of Indiana’s becoming a “right-to-work” state.

    What a dulcet phrase! Everyone these days hungers to get or keep a job.

    But “right-to-work” is a euphemism for “right-to-employ-(or-fire)-at-will.” The company becomes the unchecked power. Any worker protections gained since Teddy Roosevelt’s Progressive days are “disappeared” like Third-World dissidents.

    As a public-school teacher of 21 years I am familiar with such double-speak.

  • LETTER: Will Right to Work benefit District 74?

    One of my interim study committee assignments is serving on the Committee on Employment Issues. This group is studying two key issues: Right to Work and Project Labor Agreements. We have conducted three full days of hearing from all perspectives: union leaders and members, business leaders, economic developers and site selectors.

    Right-to-work legislation means that an employee cannot be required to join a union or to pay union dues in order to hold a job. It does not decertify nor has it been found to cause decertification of unions.

  • LETTER: Volunteers needed for local Junior Achievement programs in schools

    If you have been thinking about volunteering for Junior Achievement, now’s your chance.

    Each year, Junior Achievement recruits business professionals, parents, retirees and college students to serve as volunteers to go into schools and teach JA programs.

    These volunteers use their personal experiences and JA’s curricula to teach students different aspects of economics, including how a community works, how to manage personal finances or even how to run a business.

  • LETTER: The history behind Indiana’s ‘Moon Trees’

    Standing on the 200 block of 15th street in Tell City, you wouldn’t notice anything unusual. The Forest Service office stands on the east side and there is a fence surrounding the compound. Behind the fence stand two sweetgum trees huddled together. They are much like the others you see all over town and throughout the Hoosier National Forest.