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Letters

  • Annexation finances simply don't add up

    I was looking through the paperwork sent to me by the City of Tell City and could not help but notice that next year (2015) for Street, Trash and Police Services, Tell City will spend $235,900 to provide these services to the proposed annexed region, but will take in $130,400 in property taxes and $26,700 in trash fees.

    Where is the additional $96,800 going to come from to pay for these services in the proposed annex area? Look in your pocket current Tell City residents for the answer.

  • LETTER - 4-H program benefits from pork-chop dinner, auction

    The first of what organizers hope will be an annual Perry County 4-H Council Pork Chop and Auction Fundraiser April 5 at the Perry County 4-H Fairgrounds was a huge success.

    The Perry County 4-H Council would like to thank the following businesses and monetary donors for their support:

  • LETTER - Community made TC schools’ career fair a success

    On April 11, Tell City Junior-Senior High School students in grades 7-12 were given the opportunity to participate in a career fair. Students each spent an hour engaging with local business leaders, gaining valuable knowledge on education, training and employment opportunities in various career pathways.

    We would like to express our appreciation to the following businesses for making the career fair a success for our students:

  • LETTER - Perry County habitat for eagles should be protected

    I would just like to submit my findings in regard to the Eagles Bluff article in the Perry County News April 14.

  • LETTER - DAR members appreciate help with dedication event

    On April 5, the Lafayette Spring Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held a dedication ceremony for Pvt. Jacob Kepler, a Revolutionary War veteran buried in Perry County.

    The ceremony took place at the Rome Methodist Church with a reception following at the Old Rome Courthouse.

    There were nine chapters from the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution in attendance. Also helping with the ceremony were members of Harry G. Myers American Legion Post 142.

  • Thank you for donating, USW

    The Perry County Council of Agencies food pantry and clothing bank members would like to thank USW No. 1261 for their recent donation.

    Funds are greatly appreciated as there continues to be a need in this area. We are grateful for all donations.

    GEORGANN GOGEL
    Coordinator

  • Reader appreciated agriculture week section of News

    I must take time out from my busy schedule to compliment you on your fine Perry County News newspaper. I especially enjoy reading about the folks I learned to know during my almost 25 years of teaching in Perry County at Perry Central schools.

  • Annexation conflicts of interest exist

    On the annexation issue, let me get this straight.

    Marlow Smethurst is chairman of the Tell City Annexation Committee and also the superintendent of the Tell City Electric Department.  J.B. Land is chairman of the Electric Utility’s board and chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees.

    Is the tail (electric utility and hospital board) wagging the dog (city management and citizens)?

    Darla Olberding
    Evansville

  • Our emergency responders do a great job

    I am writing this letter because of something that happened earlier this month. There was a terrible accident on my road, just about in front of my house. I did not see the actual moment it happened, but I heard the impact the second it did.

    When we ran to the front porch and saw what had happened, we knew it was a very terrible accident.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with both families. But, this letter is to praise the first responders.

  • Help made Renaissance yard sale a success

    The Tell City High School Renaissance Leadership Class  thanks the public for attending and supporting our annual yard sale, which was held March 15.

    The proceeds go to help fund the Renaissance Leadership Class, which supports academics and community involvement.

    We extend a special thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their support: