News and Tribune


June 7, 2014



... to the businesses and merchants of Highlander Point for their first ever “Paint the Point Purple” event to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Floyd County.

The Point was purple all week with windows painted by students of New Albany Floyd County Schools under the direction of Mary Arnold, businesses offering specials and their employees wearing purple.

On Thursday, Twilight Entertainment provided music, games and raffles, and giveaways were available to all who attended. Several Relay For Life teams set up booths as a preview to what to expect at our event which starts Friday, June 13, at Highland Hills Middle School. All proceeds will go to Relay For Life of Floyd County.

A big thank You goes to Diane Gagel for her vision and leadership of this community event.

— Jan McCauley, Floyd County Relay for Life event chair


... and heartfelt thanks to the members of the American Legion Post 28, New Albany, especially Ron Hanger and Cody Earl, for donating and raising the American Flag at our condominiums.

The winter storms completely destroyed our previous flag. Thanks to their kindness and generosity, we were able to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend with the flag flowing once again.

— Jacqueline Brannon, Lockwood Condominiums resident


... to the New Albany High School class of 2014.

As a class, you have managed to excel in a changing educational climate. In academics, athletics, the arts, community service and so much more, your class has set a standard that will be difficult for future classes to match. You will be missed. Congratulations and good luck.

— Steve and Linda Bonifer, New Albany


... to The Clark County property tax assessor for assessing my neighbors’ home and building as part of my property for 12 years. Not only that, they were double-dipping as my neighbors also were paying taxes on the same piece of property.

Also a jeers to the Union Township trustee who came out to assess our property for not catching the error over the years. And their response was that I can only be refunded for three of those 12 years for their mistake.

And finally, cheers to Donald Compton, State Farm Insurance, for taking the time to review my property coverage and found that I was paying property taxes on two homes and notifying me.

— Janet Gibson, Memphis

— 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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