News and Tribune


November 29, 2012

VAN HOY: The reason for running a story



A couple of week ago, I put up a fake Christmas tree to The Office Supply Co. on Spring Street in Jeffersonville. Jeff Frey and his staff were nice enough to agree to participate in No Kill Louisville’s Angel Tree program, and Wednesday I picked up the first bundle of gifts to area shelters and rescue groups donated by generous people.

In an act of disclosure, I’ll let readers know that my girlfriend is president of No Kill Louisville, and I decided I wanted to help out by becoming a tree volunteer for the nonprofit organization this year, working with Office Supply.

But the real helpers are you — the people who go to one of several locations hosting the trees, take an ornament tag and return an item or items which can tangibly help organizations that work to save animals — such as the J.B. Ogle and New Albany-Floyd County animal shelters, among others.

In Southern Indiana, trees are set up in Jeffersonville at Office Supply, 417 Spring St.; Perkfection Cafe, 359 Spring St.; and Moments Photography, 2948 E. 10th St.

Please stop by, grab an ornament tag and bring back an item to the business that will then be distributed by No Kill Louisville to area locations which help pets. Visit for more information on the Pet Angel Tree Program.


With Debbie Harbeson’s departure from this normal Thursday column spot, it’s my goal to write much more often to stay in touch with readers, and encourage other staff members to write as well.

I also want to use this forum to have more of a dialogue with readers. I’d love to be able to do a mailbag section where I answer your questions at least once a month.

But just like with the Pet Angel Tree program, I need your help.

Is there something you would like to know about the workings of the newspaper or coverage that you’ve just never asked? Please send any and all questions to “Ask the Editor” via email at or mail them to Shea Van Hoy, News and Tribune, 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.

I look forward to doing the best I can to answer your questions. Thank you for reading.

— Shea Van Hoy is editor of the News and Tribune.

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