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December 9, 2011

CHEERS & JEERS: Dec. 10-11, 2011

> SOUTHERN INDIANA — CHEERS

... to a few of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet workers.

A tire on my car had a major blowout Friday on Interstate 65 — just a bit south of the Kennedy Bridge. Instead of braving the bridge, I veered off onto Interstate 64. One of the workers waved me over to a construction lane, which was much more safe.

He and a couple of other workers surrounded the car like and Indy 500 pit crew. It would have taken me four times as long to change the tire without their teamwork. I think they bested a record set by the Dad in “A Christmas Story.”

— Editor Shea Van Hoy

READER CHEERS

... and a thank you to the person who found my purse and returned it to my neighbor with nothing missing. What a blessing.

While spending Thanksgiving day with my daughter, I received a call from by neighbor who said, Melba, someone has found your purse and returned it. When I did not answer my door, they went next door to my neighbors and left my purse with her.

In this day and time when you hear all the negative, I just wanted to pass on some positive and very good news. Thanks again to the person who took time out of their Thanksgiving Day to return my purse to me.

— Melba Jacobs, New Albany

READER CHEERS

... to the Jeffersonville Township Public Library and the library staff. We are so lucky to have the library.

As a senior citizen, I made a weekly visit to the library for books and movies. It is always decorated for the seasons. Check the Christmas window when you visit the library this month.

— Susan Rutledge, Jeffersonville

READER CHEERS

... to the combined music departments at Floyd Central High School for an absolutely wonderful Christmas concert that combined the talents of orchestra, band, handbells and several choirs.

The music was breathtaking and so very well done. The directors and students all deserve several rounds of applause.

— Susan Parr, New Albany

 

READER JEERS

... to a loss for Jeffersonville.

I am so sad and really surprised to learn that after all Clarence Hulse has done for our community that the new mayor would get rid of him as a matter of course.

Clarence has been an amazing part of the growth of our city for the last year and a half, having started so many new projects and worked so hard to get people involved with their communities and helping to educate neighborhood organizations.

I have never met the new mayor but, I think some of the changes he is making will have a more negative effect on our community then he is aware.

To Clarence I say: You are wished only the best and where ever you end up they will be lucky to have you as part of their community.

— Terri Hicks, Crystal Springs Community

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