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Letters

  • Indiana is losing too many veterans

    There is a crisis in Indiana and veterans are dying. Something needs to be done. Veterans, reservists and National Guard Hoosiers are an economic-development opportunity and deserve priority status by the state.

    Recently, the Associated Press did a story on this situation. Some legislators’ tempers flared because of advocacy efforts of the Military Veterans Coalition of Indiana. 

    Understandably, coalition veterans are disappointed that halfway of the legislative session, very little is moving to address the needs of veterans.

  • Boat, RV parking ban makes little sense

    In response to the issue of boats, trailers and RV parking, I wanted to take this opportunity to speak about the possibility of banning  all types of trailers from our city streets. The scope of this letter will be to state my opinion but also offer some insight to my opinion.

    First and foremost, I live in Tell City. I work in the community and pay taxes. I own a home here in town, two vehicles, an RV and a boat. All of  these things require me to pay taxes, fees, etc.

  • Renaissance yard sale had many supporters

    The Tell City Jr.-Sr. High School Renaissance Class’ annual yard sale Saturday March 7, was a immense success this year.

  • Someone needs to take responsibility for cleaning snow from Cannelton intersection

    I’m writing in an effort to find out who is responsible for clearing snow at the end of Old Indiana 237 and Indiana 66 in Cannelton.

    It has not been cleaned at all the last two years. I called the county garage and they took my name and phone number, but no one called.

    I called the mayor’s office and did the same, left a number and no one called back. It’s a shame to see that we can’t get an answer to a very dangerous section of road to get cleaned.

    We almost got hit twice trying just to go to town.

  • An open letter to Councilman Gerald Yackle

    Mr. Yackle, The March 9 issue of Perry County News had a headline article discussing the proposed parking regulation for boats, trailers, motor homes and other recreational vehicles. Your position is the “government should stay out of it.”

    This is a shallow statement for a city councilman to make.

    Are you aware, cities throughout the country enact zoning restrictions specially to prevent these vehicles from parking on city streets and properties for good reasons: to protect the overall appearance of the communities.

  • Health fair was a hit

    We would like to thank students, staff and community members who attended the health fair Feb. 27 at Tell City Junior-Senior High School.

  • Remembering lives lost to ensure rights of workers

     

    By Elijah Bryant

    Guest Columnist

  • Moral cowardice defeats much-needed conversation on sex education

    Courage. It’s an attribute we celebrate as a society. It’s a virtue we encourage our children to embrace. Stand up for what’s right, be strong and take heart, we tell them. Yet leaders at the Indiana Statehouse routinely fail to rise to that standard.
    Take a recent bipartisan proposal dealing with our state’s escalating teen pregnancy crisis. The initiative called on the Indiana Departments of Health and Education to study the issues of teen pregnancy and health education and to report findings to the General Assembly.

  • No longer proud to be from Indiana

    In Kentucky you can make $100,000 and insurance is under $400 a month.

  • Donations help Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry

    We at Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry want to say thank you to all in the area who have donated to the Perry County Food Coalition.