News and Tribune


May 14, 2013



I’ll close with just a brief thought. As a result of our experience in this year’s Discover Program through Leadership Southern Indiana, we have been given a wealth of knowledge. It has commonly been said that knowledge is power and with that power comes great responsibility. The sustainability of our community rests upon its citizens, potential leaders just like you and I who have been empowered to answer the call to impact our surroundings. However, the choice does rest with each of us as individuals. 

It’s time to answer the call and join the ranks of so many who have come before us. This community needs us, our local businesses need us, our schools need us, our children need us. 

The numbers speak for themselves but let us remember that our development as leaders comes with a great responsibility to put our knowledge into practice. Collectively, I am confident and hopeful that we will do our part to answer the call and join the ranks of so many great leaders in this community who have come before us. Thank you.”

I would like to thank Trey for doing a great job of articulating what we all need to do in our community. Leadership Southern Indiana is a leadership organization whose mission is to — “actively engage leaders and develop ethical leadership that impacts our region.”

Applications are being accepted through Friday, May 17, for the Discover Program Class of 2014. Register online at

— Mark Eddy, executive director, Leadership Southern Indiana


Jeffersonville readers ticked at trimming of trees


While we understand the vast number of agencies involved with any bridge construction through any community, we were surprised on a recent morning to see the Indiana Department of Transportation cutting down the dozen of 6-inch diameter pin oaks that have lived on one side of West Riverside Drive for more than five years. 

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