News and Tribune

Opinions

June 8, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For June 8-9

CHEERS

... to officers with the New Albany Police Department FOP Lodge 99 for hosting a cookout for kids at S. Ellen Jones on Friday afternoon.

While the hot dogs and brownies were a hit, the interaction with the officers was even more important. These kids need to understand the bad guys don’t wear uniforms, and are always there to help.

Many kids in the Midtown area have the wrong idea about police officers and those with authority. This may have been their first interaction with the police and it was positive. Hopefully, the FOP and sheriff’s department will do similar events in the future.

— Chris Morris, Assistant Editor

CHEERS

... to the Jeffersonville Red Devils’ baseball team as they battle today to advance to the state finals.

I remember covering some of the players at the 2008 Little League World Series, which was an awesome experience for the kids — and for me.

It’s great to see them, their teammates and coaches still enjoying success.

— Editor Shea Van Hoy

CHEERS

... to all the possibilities to get out and do something this weekend.

A few examples are: KnobsFest today [Saturday] in Floyd County; JEFF Fest today in downtown Jeffersonville and Art of the Parish Green today and Sunday in New Albany.

There’s also the annual New Albany FOP car show at Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Finally, there’s a great animal rescue event set for 5 to 9 p.m. today at the New Albany Farmers’ Market called Rescue the Rescuers. More than 20 rescues and shelters will be on hand for a fundraiser and adopt-a-thon.

If you are looking for a special pet to give a great home to, stop in and see them.

— Editor Shea Van Hoy

JEERS

... to another delay in the opening of the Big Four Bridge’s ramp in Jeffersonville.

It now looks like November before hikers and bikers will be able to access the ramp from the Indiana side of the Ohio River, or before people in Louisville can cross over.

If the November date holds — and at this point, I’m not holding out a lot of hope — nearly a year will have passed since the ramp up and down from Waterfront Park in Louisville opened.

Much of the delay is due to a change in the lighting which will be a part of the ramp.

I wonder if some of the people who pushed to get the lighting altered would like a do-over?

— Editor Shea Van Hoy

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Opinions
READERS' COMMENTS
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter