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Letters

  • Please explain rate increases

    Dear Mayor Adams and the City Council,

     

    I would appreciate it if someone could explain why the water bill will be going up 65 percent this month and not in stages. That’s an awful lot for one month! Especially for those citizens who are on fixed incomes. Why wasn’t this raise started years ago if it was needed?  A small increase is easier to handle per month than such a huge one. Thank you for the explanation.

     

    Pam Drake

    Tell City

  • Hearing Feb. 2 on AEP Rockport plans

    The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission is giving Indiana residents a chance to speak out about economic transition and the AEP-Rockport coal plant at an upcoming public hearing in Rockport on February 2.

    I&M wants to add required pollution control equipment to unit 2 at the Rockport plant, but that equipment is not designed to reduce toxic emissions or carbon pollution that are harming our health - and would condemn residents of Southwestern Indiana to years more of harmful pollution from the plant.

  • What will you spill ink on next?

    I read Mr. Cassidy’s recent report from the front lines of the snowflake rebellion with great interest.  I now wonder how much newsprint will be devoted to the “rich white men” (also Black, Asian and other men and women) who  join the military to defend the rights of all Americans to assemble.

  • PCMH holiday bazaar was big success

    On Nov. 3, 2016, the Perry County Hospital Auxiliary hosted a very successful holiday bazaar at Perry County Memorial Hospital. With your help, we raised over $8,500 to help fund different projects at our local hospital.  

    Special thanks go to many people who donated items to help us.  

  • Medicalmarijuana legalization

    Sen. Karen Tallian introduced SB 255, a bill legalizing medical marijuana, to the general assembly this year.  I ask that all readers contact their representative in support of this bill.

    Medical marijuana is currently legal in 28 states, D.C., and it surrounds Indiana in all four directions.  From 2011-13, Indiana had the 15th highest number of deaths from opioid abuse. States with medical marijuana have seen a 25 percent drop in overdoses due to the availability of marijuana.

  • Lincoln play deserves more credit

    I have been very surprised that the premier presentation of “Here I Grew Up” (an Abraham Lincoln inspired play) was not recognized as one of the most newsworthy stories locally in 2016. The play was written by our own Chuck Phoelein and presented at Tell City High School in late July. Sharilyn Franzman was co-director and local talent filled the roles and stage crew admirably, including the author, himself, as a narrator.

  • Silvesternacht 2016 another success

    On behalf of the members of the Perry County Quality of Life Committee, we would like to extend our thanks to the numerous partners who assisted us in the fifth annual Silversternacht celebration on New Year’s Eve. 

    This year’s event resulted in even larger crowds who were able to take part in the memorable activities of the evening thanks to the cooperative spirit from local businesses, organizations and the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. 

  • Thanks for helping to deliver package

    I would like to send a sincere thank you to all involved who helped  to track my cousin, Annie Ross, and return to her a Christmas package I sent to  her from Westville.

    I accidentally addressed it incorrectly. Her Wal-Mart  family, friends and even the local police department followed up to make sure  the package was returned to her.

    I am very grateful to all involved. We don’t see each other often and we’re saddened by the loss, only to find it was found  and returned.

  • Thank you, Boy Scout Troop 192 and Pack 192 for thinking of our troops

    I wanted to publicly thank Troop 192 and Pack 192 and the community that supported their effort to send left over Halloween candy to the military stationed overseas.

    My son, Jonathan, has been deployed overseas for four months and was pleasantly surprised to receive a huge amount of candy from the Boy Scouts and Pack 192. Thank you to Janet Damin who organized and mailed the boxes of candy. It is heartwarming to know the community helped make this kind gesture happen.

  • Let’s put new logo on a Perry County flag

    I first read about our county’s flag in “The Living History of Perry County,” by James   Mosby.

    According to him, the Perry County flag was dedicated on Nov. 1,  1989, 175 years after the county was formed. In his book, there is a picture of it flying at the old courthouse in Cannelton.