News and Tribune


May 31, 2014

CHEERS AND JEERS — For May 31-June 1


... to the positive energy created by the recent opening of the Indiana ramp to the Big Four Bridge.

Stepping out of the News and Tribune office at 221 Spring St. just feels different since the opening nearly two weeks ago. The streets are the same, there are just more people on them. The buildings are the same, there’s just more people looking at them.

Some of the businesses are the same, but there are new ones, too, and more on the way.

I biked the Big Four on Memorial Day and settled in at Red Yeti Brewing Co. for some beers and appetizers. Two different couples and another group of four sit near us — all had walked over from Louisville.

I’ve said it here before and I’m saying it again now — the Big Four is a game-changer for Jeffersonville. And, it must be a “game-changer” for me to use the phrase “game-changer,” which I can’t stand.

— Editor Shea Van Hoy


... to my Houston Astros, winners of six straight as I type this, the longest current streak in Major League Baseball.

Victories have been few the past few years, so I have to celebrate them all.

— Editor Shea Van Hoy


... gratitude and respect to Clark County’s 157 fallen service men and women (World War I to present), and to their family and friends who attended Clark County Remembers on Memorial Day to honor them. The event was held in front of the government building where volunteers read all 157 names.

Thanks to the program’s participants, which included the mother of our last fallen soldier, family members, moms and dads, community leaders, public officials, state and county elected officials, candidates, Democrats, independents and Republicans.

Cheers to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, which provided bottled water on that hot day and for providing a labor force to help set up the event.

Cheers to everyone on keeping the focus on our fallen. May Clark County always remember the ultimate sacrifice of our own men and women with gratitude and honor.

— Renie Coffman, Borden

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