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Letters

  • LETTER: ACLU fights for Hoosiers’ rights every day

    Recently an ACLU of Indiana member from your region brought to our attention a guest column in your paper that ran Nov. 14 headlined, “What’s behind the ACLU name?”

    The column, by Jim Adkins, fundamentally misrepresented the work and mission of the ACLU. As a member of the ACLU since 2002, the newest staff member at the Indiana affiliate, and as its communication-education director, I’d like to respond.

  • LETTER: Donations sought for Living Bread Pantry

    My name is Michael Rounds and I am with the Living Bread Food Pantry operated by the Tell Street Baptist Church in Tell City. We are a nonprofit agency serving the community and the surrounding area.

  • LETTER: Right to work will reduce our salaries

    Editor’s Note: This letter was written before the adoption Feb. 1 of Indiana’s right-to-work legislation.

    The last few weeks in the paper people have complained about working for a unionized company. They don’t like paying the dues. Well, all I have to say is there are a lot of nonunion companies to work for. If this right-to-work goes through, do you think these companies will pay as well as they do now? I don’t think so. Why do you think they are pushing so hard to get this passed so they can have bigger profits and pay us workers less money.

  • LETTER: Food drives make big difference for pantries

    The Perry County Food Pantry Coalition would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations who conducted food drives recently.  The food and monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will help to feed hungry families in Perry County.  

  • LETTER: Correspondent writes from the heart

    In the Jan. 19 edition, I read something that really troubled me. I’m sure others were also bothered by this article and I hope they speak up. I have lived in Dubois County for 29 years, but like to hear from my home county and area of St. Croix, where I grew up. I am related to Brenda Madden, whose article I’m referring to.

    You may say that I’m biased and that may be true, but please indulge me.

  • LETTER: Right-to-work legislation is not anti-union

    I’d like to start by saying that I know and like Dale Groves and I don’t think for a moment that he is a liar. I believe that he is convinced that the falsehoods in his letter (Jan. 26 issue) are true much like some folks believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa.

    I will address his points but first a short story. Years ago I worked at a union factory that was considering going on strike. A public meeting was held at Tell City High School’s auditorium and hundreds of members were present when the union rep, an unapologetic thug, began to speak.

  • LETTER: County not likely to profit from new jail

    The past two issues of this paper have reported concerns about the cost, financing and even the location of a new county jail by one resident. Well since it’s the dead of winter and I have more time on hand than work, I figured I would add my thoughts on this matter.

    First of all, the idea of building a new jail anywhere but near the present courthouse is a moot point in my opinion.

    The added cost of transporting inmates, procuring land and developing it would make this a prohibitive measure.

  • LETTER: It’s time for all of us to speak our minds on the myth of ‘clean coal’ and syngas

    The onslaught of pressure to bring us a synthetic natural gas plant that is being exerted by elected public officials, coal-company operators and so-called technocrats who want us to believe they can wave their magic wands and produce “clean coal” scares me.

    If we were not already living in a veritable sea of toxic pollutants that has been produced primarily by the use of coal, I might understand their eagerness to pour more on us.

  • LETTER: Weather may affect your electrical service

    With the worst of winter likely yet to come, we may need to be reminded that we might have to spend 48 hours without electricity if a major winter storm hits and electrical service is lost.

    If you have medical devices that run on electricity, make arrangements in advance for an alternative place to stay during a severe electrical outage.

  • LETTER: Right-to-work is about being fair to workers

    Our state is considering becoming a right-to-work state, making it the first one since Oklahoma in 2001 to end coerced unionism.

    There are currently 22 right-to-work states. Most of the remaining states require workers at a place of employment to join a union and pay their dues if 51 percent of the workers at that place of employment vote to have a union. The other possible 49 percent of workers who don’t want a union must still pay hefty union dues each month to bosses who spend much of that money supporting leftist political agendas like Barack Obama’s.