• LETTER: All of us have role in preventing teen dating violence

    February is National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. One in three adolescents in the U.S. will be a victim of physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse from a dating partner.

    Dating violence, like any other intimate partner violence, is a pattern of controlling and abusive behaviors of one person over another within a romantic relationship. It knows no boundaries and crosses all lines of race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.

  • LETTER: Why does ACLU defend lowest form of filth?

    This is in response to the letters from Kelly Jones Sharp from the ACLU and Michael Elder concerning Right to Work. It is seldom that I get to swat two flies at once, but I’ll do my best.

    In Act 3, scene 2 of “Hamlet” we see the line “the lady doth protest too much, methinks.” The phrase has come to mean that one can “insist so passionately about something not being true that people suspect the opposite of what one is saying.”

  • LETTER: Tri Kappa still going strong after 51 years

    Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa celebrated its 51st birthday Feb. 8.

    More than $120,000 has been donated to local organizations, programs and individuals in need.

    This could not have been done without the help of the community supporting our fundraisers, such as our recent poinsettia sales.

    Thanks to all who made that and our various other fundraisers successful. This includes The Perry County News for all they do to help publicize these events.

    Tell City Tri Kappa Members

  • LETTER: ACLU fights for Hoosiers’ rights every day

    Recently an ACLU of Indiana member from your region brought to our attention a guest column in your paper that ran Nov. 14 headlined, “What’s behind the ACLU name?”

    The column, by Jim Adkins, fundamentally misrepresented the work and mission of the ACLU. As a member of the ACLU since 2002, the newest staff member at the Indiana affiliate, and as its communication-education director, I’d like to respond.

  • LETTER: Donations sought for Living Bread Pantry

    My name is Michael Rounds and I am with the Living Bread Food Pantry operated by the Tell Street Baptist Church in Tell City. We are a nonprofit agency serving the community and the surrounding area.

  • LETTER: Right to work will reduce our salaries

    Editor’s Note: This letter was written before the adoption Feb. 1 of Indiana’s right-to-work legislation.

    The last few weeks in the paper people have complained about working for a unionized company. They don’t like paying the dues. Well, all I have to say is there are a lot of nonunion companies to work for. If this right-to-work goes through, do you think these companies will pay as well as they do now? I don’t think so. Why do you think they are pushing so hard to get this passed so they can have bigger profits and pay us workers less money.

  • LETTER: Food drives make big difference for pantries

    The Perry County Food Pantry Coalition would like to thank all of the individuals and organizations who conducted food drives recently.  The food and monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will help to feed hungry families in Perry County.  

  • LETTER: Correspondent writes from the heart

    In the Jan. 19 edition, I read something that really troubled me. I’m sure others were also bothered by this article and I hope they speak up. I have lived in Dubois County for 29 years, but like to hear from my home county and area of St. Croix, where I grew up. I am related to Brenda Madden, whose article I’m referring to.

    You may say that I’m biased and that may be true, but please indulge me.

  • LETTER: Right-to-work legislation is not anti-union

    I’d like to start by saying that I know and like Dale Groves and I don’t think for a moment that he is a liar. I believe that he is convinced that the falsehoods in his letter (Jan. 26 issue) are true much like some folks believe in the Easter Bunny and Santa.

    I will address his points but first a short story. Years ago I worked at a union factory that was considering going on strike. A public meeting was held at Tell City High School’s auditorium and hundreds of members were present when the union rep, an unapologetic thug, began to speak.

  • LETTER: County not likely to profit from new jail

    The past two issues of this paper have reported concerns about the cost, financing and even the location of a new county jail by one resident. Well since it’s the dead of winter and I have more time on hand than work, I figured I would add my thoughts on this matter.

    First of all, the idea of building a new jail anywhere but near the present courthouse is a moot point in my opinion.

    The added cost of transporting inmates, procuring land and developing it would make this a prohibitive measure.