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... to the city of New Albany’s new website.
I read News and Tribune reporter Daniel Suddeath’s story on the upgrade in Wednesday’s paper and said, “Well, there’s NO WAY it’s nicer than Clarksville’s new site...” — which I discovered earlier the same day has also undergone a major overhaul.
I’m not going as far as to say one is nicer than the other but, wow, what awesome makeovers these two sites have undergone — making strides in actually providing information to people looking for it and making it pleasant to look at at the same time.
— Amy Huffman-Branham, Assistant Editor
... to the city of Jeffersonville for finally putting up signs recognizing the 2011 Jeffersonville High School Girls’ Basketball State Championship team.
It’s been nearly a year and I can’t imagine what took them so long to make the recognition, but I’m glad someone finally did. We ARE proud to be the home of the 2011 state champions. I just wish the signs specifically named Jeffersonville High School so everyone would know who it is we’re so proud of.
— Amy Huffman-Branham, Assistant Editor
... to Zach Payne and Matt Owen, somewhat newly elected and very young members of the Jeffersonville City Council.
Each has provided a mature voice of reason and logic in their comments and reflections during council meetings and it seems they are genuinely making the effort to represent the people of Jeffersonville who elected them — not themselves.
All politicians must begin the process of moving from what they want for our city to what the people want for our city. Before speaking, go through the thought process of questioning: What is best for the majority?
Remember Malcolm Forbes words, “Elected leaders who forget how they got there won’t the next time.”
— Carol Dawson, Jeffersonville
... to Glenn and Felicia Muncy for opening Cheezy’s in Jeffersonville.
It is like having gold old Tubby’s back. I would also like to say a big thank you to Kevin and the staff for providing excellent service and wonderful food. As for the atmosphere, it is like walking into Tubby’s when it was on Spring Street.
I take advantage of the delivery while I’m at work and the prices are very reasonable. I hope the readers who haven’t been to the Market Street location go in for some awesome pizza and my favorite, the baked spaghetti. Good luck to the Muncy family and again, thank you for bringing a good family tradition back to Jeffersonville.
— Tanya O’Kelley, Jeffersonville
... to the fork in the cheese artwork in downtown New Albany.
I respectfully disagree with Chris Morris. People I’ve talked to think it’s a nifty way to celebrate the ongoing downtown renaissance of our fair city. Having “a few restaurants in the downtown area” (to use Mr. Morris’s words) is a big improvement in recent years, especially since they’re locally owned by entrepreneurs who put their livelihoods on the line by taking that risk.
Out-of-towners just passing through New Albany might notice the display and think, “Maybe there are good eateries here. Let’s drive that way and take a look.” Some of those visitors may then linger after a meal to shop other nearby merchants — also local entrepreneurs who have put their faith in New Albany. It doesn’t matter how “historic” our city is if it drifts back into obscurity because people don’t support it.
— Sam Johnson, New Albany
... to the practice of playing recorded music at Jeffersonville High School basketball games.
I think it is totally rude and out of character for the JHS athletic department to allow piped music to be played at the games, especially when the high school band is there. It is absurd that the band has to wait until the piped music finishes playing.
The music is too loud and nobody who sits around where I sit likes the style of music and the rudeness of the person playing it. They have been asked to turn it down and we have been brushed off rather rudely. This is a high school with good kids and a good band — the kids play and please turn down the piped-in music.
— Gerald Broadly, Clarksville, lifelong JHS fan
... to Clarksville Police Department Chief Mark Palmer for personally addressing an issue I had involving a traffic stop Feb. 28.
He took my call, listened to my complaint, investigated the complaint, dealt with the problem and personally contacted me back regarding the outcome. I appreciate the time he took to help and the effort he gave to resolve the issue.
— Cynthia Jones, Clarksville
— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at email@example.com or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.
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OUR OPINION: Spacing out high school plays would help
For all the strengths of the theater programs, why isn’t inter-program communication one of those? Opening so many shows in one week seems counter-productive for every program getting ready to debut a play.
- OUR OPINION: Landfill fund payments hurt public trust
- OUR OPINION: If you’re going to do it, do it right
- THEIR OPINION: Sept. 26, 2012
OUR OPINION: It’s time for Clarksville to consider becoming a city
Polston, in abstaining, said he did not have a good enough grasp of how his constituents felt about the voting issue to vote on the matter himself.
If the town gives its residents the opportunity to hear the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a city, and then lets them vote on the issue via referendum, Polston won’t have to wonder.
- CHEERS & JEERS: Aug. 25-26, 2012
- THEIR OPINION: Aug. 22, 2012
OUR OPINION: Residents can gain access at seminar
Here are just a few examples: You have access to information on who gets married and divorced; you can find out what public employees get paid; you can search court records to see if your friends or neighbors have ever been charged with or convicted of a crime; and you can read the minutes of a city council meeting held years ago.
- THEIR OPINION: Aug. 8, 2012
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