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Letters

  • Why new homes in Perry County cost more

    Last month, the United States Census Bureau reported a 52 percent increase in single-family building permits from February 2018 to March 2018. Continuing in the trend, data shows a 7 percent increase in permits from March of this year to April when 1,640 permits were pulled. ,308 permits were

    This number indicates a 25 percent growth from April of last year, when 1pulled.

  • Community helped in fight against hunger

    The National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive held May 12 was a huge success in Perry County.  A total of 2,098 pounds was collected. 

    The Perry County Food Pantry Coalition is made up of five food pantries in Perry County that shared the food donated. They are Adventist Community Services, Council of Agencies  and Widow’s Barrel in Tell City, Martin’s Cloak in Siberia and Jasper’s Food for The Needy in Cannelton.

  • LETTER: It’s River Sweep time again

    Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for the 2018 Ohio River Sweep. This event will be held Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. until noon at Sunset Park in Tell City.

    The Ohio River Sweep is a river bank cleanup that extends the entire length of the Ohio River and beyond. More than 3,000 miles of shoreline will be combed for trash and debris. This is the largest environmental event of its kind and encompasses six states.

  • CHS celebrity waiter dinner another success

    Cannelton High School’s second annual Celebrity Waiter Dinner fundraiser was another great success. Thanks to all who made this possible.

  • Nearly 200 ran for Mom and a good cause

    We want to thank everyone who helped make the Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk on Mother’s Day 2018 such a huge success.

    We had 198 people registered. From individuals to entire families, people of all ages were running/walking in honor of their moms. It was a wonderful day.

  • Community made culinary program success

    I’d like thank the following organizations and people for supporting the Tell City Junior-Senior High School Culinary Arts  program.

    Without your advocacy, our program would not have gotten off to such a great start!  Thank you for promoting career and technical education  which is so vital to Indiana’s future workforce.

  • LETTER: A right to protest and respond

    A reply to Brett Sander letter in the April 16th edition of the Perry County News: For the sake of relative brevity, I will try to hit some of the facts and highlights and not deal too much with opinions and accusations.

    The Caravan

  • Immigration, language and economy

    Overheard, recently, at an area restaurant: woman tells girl at register that she and her party have a reservation; girl exchanges a few words with owner who then asks woman – in clear English – if she could have five minutes; yes, the first woman snaps, but I don’t speak Spanish and would appreciate it if you wouldn’t in my presence.

    I was appalled at this woman’s expression of linguistic and cultural prejudice.

  • Legislators’ work not quite done

    BRIAN BOSMA

    GUEST COLUMNIST

     

    President Dwight Eisenhower once said that farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from a cornfield.  That quote leapt to mind when I read recent articles featuring sharp criticism of this year’s General Assembly. In defense of all 150 members of the legislature, I felt the record had to be set straight.

  • Wake up and speak up for our health

    On Thursday evening, March 22, the Dale Zoning Board  voted 4-3 to push through a decision to rezone the newly acquired 512 acres they recently annexed in to Dale as Industrial.

    They had a choice between industrial or commercial. I applaud the courage of the three zoning board members who voted against this. The acreage is presently zoned agriculture and since the town of Dale does not have a classification for agriculture, the property must be zoned either commercial or industrial.