Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Letters

June 25, 2013

June 25, 2013: Letters to the editor

(Continued)

The excuse for locating the IWTs here is that our area needs economic development. Creating six to eight jobs is hardly significant. In fact, we are sitting on some of the most productive agricultural land in the world, and we already know what industry makes the best use of this resource. It’s called farming, and we are quite happy with it.

Those of us living in eastern Howard County have been suggesting for some time that, since this wind project was passed by the commissioners with virtually no public input, a moratorium on their coming here is needed to allow a more complete look at the impact of the turbines already installed. Please inform yourself by looking at our website, easternhowardwind.com, which has been set up by Howard County Concerned Citizens, and plan to join us at the next commissioners’ meeting July 1.

Tom Cornell

Greentown

Leaseholders forget high-risk neighbors

Proponents of wind issues can debunk Google until they are blue in the face, but what about juwi’s experts who testified at the eight-hour BZA hearing?

One expert said, “the low frequency infrasound these turbines create does not harm human tissue.” I am a human, and everyone whom I know is as well. So why didn’t the big legal team just say humans, instead of human tissue? That would have been a lie, so they said, “human tissue.” Thank goodness ... at least my parents’ skin isn’t at risk from wind turbines.

An expert testified “that in Canada, a city as big as Chicago had 60,000 people living within a similar footprint.” If any of you leaseholders live in northern Tipton County, when does your backyard ever sound like downtown Chicago? Also, my aging parents are not made up purely of human tissue. Like many high-risk residents, such as children, elderly or people with health issues, they have pre-existing medical conditions. Why has this nearly 100-turbine industrial wind farm proposal been in the works since 2009, and not one survey has been conducted by the county, nor juwi, nor the leaseholders, to identify high-risk residents, especially those living within the proposed wind farm footprint?

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters
  • LETTERS: Marriage culture in area must change Marriage culture in area must change Last week's article on the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Kids Count report caught my eye. While I'm happy that Indiana is improving in the educational domain, the poverty statistics are saddening. I was just s

    July 31, 2014

  • LETTERS: City should celebrate its young track star City should celebrate its young track starCongratulations to Tionna Brown, who has given the city of Kokomo the platform to acknowledge what commitment, perseverance, sacrifice and determination can do.I find this a unique opportunity for her Common

    July 30, 2014

  • LETTERS: No excuse letting trimmings rot at curb No excuse for letting trimmings rot at curbWe live in a recently annexed, east-side subdivision — a nice, clean, well-kept subdivision where almost all homeowners take pride in and maintain their homes and lawns.Before the annexation, we paid for our

    July 29, 2014

  • LETTERS: Parents taking fun out of youth sports Parents taking fun out of youth sports I enjoyed reading the article, "Nation's youth sports leagues on troubling decline," by Bill Stanczykiewicz, CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, and the last paragraph, a quote by Dr. Bill Dexter, president of t

    July 28, 2014

  • LETTERS: Putting economics before responsibility Veterans, retirees need tax deductionsAre you receiving either an Indiana property tax Veterans Disability Deduction or an Over 65 Deduction? I was, however, this year I learned otherwise. My property taxes payable this year, as compared to the prope

    July 27, 2014

  • LETTERS: Mast homestead celebrates 150 years Mast homestead celebrates 150 yearsThe two-story frame, Pennsylvania-Dutch style house on the Larry and Barbara Hensler farm 2 miles west of Plevna is 150 years old this year. In fact it may even be a little older than that. Lloyd Hensler used to say

    July 25, 2014

  • LETTERS: Christians must stand with Israel 'As Christians we must stand with life' The present conflict in Israel is with Hamas, recognized even in Egypt as a terrorist organization. Recently Hamas formed a unity government with the Palestinian Authority in Gaza. They're now the government in

    July 24, 2014

  • LETTERS: Let's hope 7th Circuit sides with couples Let’s hope 7th Circuit sides with couplesIf you blinked over the past month, you probably missed some news about marriage equality in Indiana.First, a federal court ruled that the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples was unconstitutional, whi

    July 23, 2014

  • LETTERS: Trust chemical, seed firms and the FDA? Trust chemical, seed firms and the FDA?Let’s see ... Mr. Don Villwock, Indiana Farm Bureau president, wants the FDA to define what genetically engineered foods are, and then he wants it to be optional or voluntary for food companies to tell consumers

    July 22, 2014

  • LETTERS: Show support where you spend money Show support where you spend moneyReinvest in your community. It is something you hear often, but what does it mean and how do you effectively do it?Thankfully, there are people in our community who can give six-figure donations to projects like the

    July 21, 2014

Latest news
Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Obituaries
Poll
Kelly Lafferty's video on Tom Miller