News and Tribune


November 17, 2012

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Nov. 17-18


... to the many participants in area presentations to honor veterans in the past week.

It’s safe to say that veterans and those currently serving appreciate the people that they protect taking some time to think about them and their service.

— Shea Van Hoy, Editor


... to Alan and Robin Casto, the Charlestown couple who this month adopted Smokey and The Bandit, two portly cats from the J.B. Ogle Shelter in Jeffersonville.

The couple went to the shelter looking for a kitten for their 3-year-old daughter, but fell for the two jumbo gatos housed in a makeshift pen in the lobby of the shelter.

Alan’s reasoning was that they were the two cats least likely to be adopted from the shelter because of their size, and he and his family decided to give them a new lease on life.

If you missed a story about the adoption, search “The Bandit” at

— Shea Van Hoy, Editor


... to a Scottsburg couple who adopted a 12-year-old calico cat I fostered for three months from the J.B. Ogle Shelter.

I think Cornflake found a good home.

Readers, keep in mind that fostering a pet is a great way to save lives and lessen crowding at area shelters.

— Shea Van Hoy, Editor


... to the fact that the Jeffersonville Mayor’s office and the City Council have been in the news again because they just cannot seem to play nice.

Their obstinate relationship is reminiscent of the former Great Clark administration and school board. I fail to understand how all the political posturing and head-butting helps the residents of the city.

Their tit-for-tat relationship makes good headlines but does little to further the needs of the city of Jeffersonville. Might it not be more productive for everyone involved to eat a little humble pie, learn to compromise and then work to move the city in a positive direction without all the drama?

It has to be tiring for all parties involved.

— Bill Hanson, Publisher

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