News and Tribune

March 7, 2014

CHEERS & JEERS: March 8-9


... to the Ohio Rivers Bridges Project and Walsh Construction for their preservation efforts related to the Art Deco entrance to the Clark Memorial Bridge.

— Patrick Brown, Clarksville


... to the Indiana Department of Transportation, the lighting vendors and the city of Jeffersonville for the delays and finger-pointing related to the opening of the Big Four Bridge.

This is another example of how the bridges project has marginalized the lower income working class.

— Patrick Brown, Clarksville


... to the Sweetland employees who came to the porch to pick up the trash when we were having so much snow and ice.

Thanks guys.

— Pat Elliott, Sellersburg


... to the Clarksville Police Department for their on going proactive approach in the community.

I see more officers stopping cars, police addressing violations and criminal action at Theatair X.

The overall professionalism of how officers react and treat me and my fellow residents is admirable. You are doing a great job.

— Stephen Mann, Clarksville


... to the hardworking employees of Clarksville who have done an outstanding job in spite of the challenging weather we have had over the past couple of months.

The garbage has been collected on time. Clarksville streets have been cleared of snow faster and much better than those of surrounding communities. The police and fire personnel have continued to provide the residents of Clarksville great service despite the challenges of inclement weather.

Next time you’re out in the community and see these dedicated employees at work, why not give them the “thumbs up” sign, or take a minute to tell them you appreciate the job they do.

They certainly deserve our thanks.

— Tom DeArk, Clarksville


... to the Clarksville Street Department for the great job they do in removing snow and ice from the town’s main thoroughfares.

There is only so much that can be done to keep our roads safe and Clarksville is the best. Many hours go into treating the roads and removing snow.

The guys that go out in the bad weather to keep our community safe leave their families and warm houses to make community roads safer and easier for commutes. They are to be commended for doing such a great job.

Budgets and manpower don’t allow for subdivisions to be cleared each time there is bad weather, but Clarksville did clear a lot of subdivision streets after the last big snow.

After main roads were in great shape, snow plows and salt trucks could be seen in subdivisions treating those roads to make them safer for residents.

Thanks to all the employees that worked so many hours to keep our community safe.

— Paula Mills, Clarksville

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.