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Letters

  • LETTER: Nearly $5 million returned to counties in District 74; Ellspermann supports review

    Anyone can make one mistake, but two? In December, Department of Revenue found a programming error which “discovered” more than $300 million of tax revenue that had been electronically remitted by businesses, but not transferred into the general fund.

    This did allow the General Assembly to fund full-day kindergarten, a good outcome.

  • LETTER: Letter writer owes an apology to Crawford

    Although I appreciate Mrs. Carter’s passion for animal rights, I do believe she is way out of line calling councilman Ron Crawford an arrogant hypocrite.

    She does not know the same man I have known for 60 years. Arrogant? Mr. Crawford is the most humble person I have ever known. Hypocrite? No way, he has always been straight ahead with his views and his life in general.

    Also, as for as representing his constituents, well he is representing this constituent and many others with whom I have discussed this issue.

  • LETTER: Economy needs less government meddling

    I am replying to an editorial published in December titled “Letting people raise their own taxes could be a good move.”

    Now my first comments would be directed toward the part that says, “Most politicians are still unwilling to raise taxes on even the most wealthiest citizens.”

  • LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves of others?

    On Sept. 18, 2011, I laid my husband to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery. His monument was placed in November and the cradle and flowers arranged.

    Already someone likes them also. His grave is visited several times a week but March 2 was special as it was our 59th wedding anniversary.

    All was well, I went by the next day and found an empty monument. We have had things stolen from our yard in the past, his flag off of our porch being the most important.

  • LETTER: Council comments a disservice to county

    I am writing to clarify my statements (made in a March 5 letter) about the proposed income tax concerning the new jail, and animal control ordinance and board. At the end of this letter I have included a short response to Jeff Jones.

    Because my first letter has led to some confusion, let me try to clarify my statements. First, when I was talking about the tax levy, I was talking about the 20 years as the time frame suggested by the council. According to stats found at Indiana.edu, the median household income is $44,652.

  • LETTER: Komen not wavering from its mission to serve women

    With recent news about our organization, there has never been a greater need for clarity in our communications with the tri-state.

    Rest assured the controversy inspired by actions at the national office of Susan G. Komen has in no way impacted the Evansville Tri-State Affiliate’s dedication to our core mission in the 28 counties we serve in southern Indiana, southern Illinois and western Kentucky.

  • LETTER: Letter writer wrong on jail tax increase

    Mrs. Carter, we’re sorry that we can’t agree with you on the animal-control issue but we try to vote for what we think the majority of the voters want and what makes sense.

    We know we can’t make everyone happy but we try to inform ourselves on the issues and vote accordingly. If we don’t get it right then the voters will tell us come next election. We feel the 2005 animal ordinance would be sufficient with a little tweaking.

  • LETTER: Council members listening to the vast majority of people against animal-control ordinance

    This letter is being written in response to last week’s letter written by Blanche Carter, the wife of Jim Carter, president of the Humane Society of Perry County.

    We are not political people either, but we feel very strongly about the animal-control ordinance, also.

    She published the names of three council members and then asked, “Are they truly representing the people of Perry County?”

    You bet they are.

  • LETTER: Wanted: Your input about Tell City’s future

    Are you interested in the future of Tell City? Do you have ideas about your community to share? If your answer to either of these questions is “Yes,” then join the city of Tell City, as your community begins to plan for its future through the development of a comprehensive plan. The first step is a community meeting to be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Schergens Center. Please consider this an invitation to each citizen to attend and be part of the progress.

  • LETTER: Groves, Elder hit the mark

    Just want to make a short statement. Hurrah for Dale Groves and Michael Elder. Loved your editorial comments.

    So intelligent. So right.

    NELLA TUDOR
    Tell City