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November 10, 2012

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Nov. 10-11



... to the New Albany Board of Public Works and Safety for scheduling 3 1/2 hours for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

I agree with Warren Nash that this was too long and it contributed to van loads traveling to many areas on a school night. There were plenty of places providing Halloween trick-or-treating for children and families such as: Trunk or Treat at New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater, churches, and the Costume Carnival at the Floyd County 4-H Fairgrounds.

How much sugar and calories are we feeding our children? Were we on Halloween overload?

— Eileen Day, New Albany


... to the Jeffersonville Police Department.

Because the pill mill (I’m sorry, pain management clinic) on Maple Street often operates beyond what would be trick-or-treat time and due to their habit of sending their patients walking through the neighborhood to catch their ride home elsewhere and off of their property... I asked the JPD for additional patrols. Patrol cars were here frequently and with regularity, long after the pill mill closed for the day. It’s nice to know JPD has our backs.

— Derek Spence, President, Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association


... to the Clarksville Police Department for having so many officers out on patrol during the trick-or-treat time.

I spoke to one officer who said Chief Mark Palmer has not only the full-time officers out but a lot of the reserve officers out just to keep the kids safe while walking.

I would like to thank all of you for making it a safe night for trick-or-treating.

— Dorothy Kinder, Clarksville


... to Lee Kelly, Bob Dusch and the great students at New Albany High School as they yet again provided the local community with something no other county in Indiana can claim, accurate results given by high school kids quickly on TV and radio.

— Jason Flener, Floyds Knobs, assistant principal, New Albany High School

— 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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