News and Tribune

June 15, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For June 15-16


... This seems to be the summer of triple plays at the Floyds Knobs Community Club Little League.

Recently, 6-year-old Hayden Libs did one better by turning an unassisted quadruple play in the T-Ball tourney. He was able to accomplish the feat since all players get to bat around each inning. He caught a line drive, then proceeded to tag out runners at first, second and third bases. Way to go, Hayden.

— Assistant Editor Chris Morris


... to the Floyd County Relay for Life Committee who worked all year to make this year’s Floyd County Relay for Life a huge success.

Thank you for your commitment to eliminating cancer and celebrating more birthdays.

— Memory Miles for Moe Relay for Life Team


... to Zak Leffler who walked and ran 33 miles (132 laps) at the Floyd County Relay for Life last Friday.

What an inspiration you are to our Memory Miles for Moe Team and to all the other participants at Relay for Life. You truly understand the meaning behind this night. Thanks for being part of our team.

— Memory Miles for Moe Relay for Life Team


... to the Greater Clark County School Board for creating a new Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education position at a salary level of $111,640 to $121,958.

The hiring of Dr. Andrew Melin supposedly saved the school corporation approximately $40,000 over the salary of former superintendent Dr. Stephen Daeschner. Looks like that savings didn’t last long.

— Alice Butler, Jeffersonville


... to Paul Northam and the Jeffersonville Parks Department for tearing out the rain garden at Preservation Station.

Not only did the taxpayers of Jeffersonville have to pay for the garden to be removed, now they have to pay for new plants and the labor to install them. This was another needless waste of taxpayer money.

— Ken Smith, Jeffersonville


... to Jeffersonville Parks Department for removing the rain garden plants (weeds) from next to Preservation Station. I guess it is hard to tell good plants from bad plants.

If the workers need some rain garden plants (weeds) to be replace the ones removed, they can use the ones growing on the abandoned lift station property on Hopkins Lane that has never been mowed this year.

— Tom Brooks, Jeffersonville

— 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.