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January 19, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Jan. 19-20



... to the great column Perry Hunter wrote concerning the Borden/Silver Creek game Jan 5.

I was not fortunate enough to witness this amazing event, but my son, Mac Spainhour was, and told me all about it. Needless to say, he had a hard time telling me and I might add I struggled myself. It was so rewarding to hear what two rival schools and fans can do for a precious fourth-grader in front of 2,200-plus people. She had a lot of courage. Thank you, Josey. Hang in there.

Now to Borden resident Ed Kirchgessner. What a special man. I don’t know him well, but I have met him. He must be an amazing husband, father, grandfather, etc. His family should be so proud.

I’ll bet nothing made him feel better than seeing his grandson score those first four points and then receive the ball. What a moment. I also live in Borden and I don’t think I could be more proud of our communities.

Way to go Borden and Silver Creek.

— Judy Schoch, Borden


... to Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence on winning the Golden Globe Award for best actress in her starring role in “Silver Linings Playbook,” and thanks for donating the proceeds from the film premiere at Tinseltown to the Southern Indiana Relief Funds for the March tornadoes.

Also thanks to Lawrence for donating autographed posters of “Winter’s Bone” and “The Hunger Games” to the Clark County Red Cross to raise funds.

— JoAnn Goodlett, Charlestown


... to the state of Indiana and the people who made the voucher program possible.

One day, my daughter came home from second grade and asked if she could switch from her public school to a local private school. She had been struggling in school for a while, and I believe she could sense that she needed to be in a different environment that offered more specialized attention.

It was heartbreaking to explain to her that our family simply could not afford the tuition at a private school. But, then we found out about the Choice Scholarship Program.

I immediately applied, and before long my daughter was able to switch to the school of our choice. She is now at Christian Academy School and is flourishing both academically and emotionally. We are so grateful to those who helped give her this opportunity!

— Jacqueline Doerr, New Albany

— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

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