News and Tribune


September 18, 2013


Depend on the blessing and mercy of God

The Bible, God’s Holy Word. All scripture is God-breathed.

II Timothy 3:16-17: The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God, and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and helps us do what is right. It is God’s way of making us well prepared at every point, fully equipped to do good to everyone.

Romans 3-4: God’s words will always prove true and right, no matter who questions them.

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of Our God shall stand forever.

Psalms 119-105: It is a lamp unto my feet, a light unto my path.

The Bible was once the principle book in our school systems all across the land. The Bible is the best-selling book. Don’t forget your heritage. Consider what the Pilgrims did. It is a blessing to be born in America. The founding fathers depended on the blessing and mercy of God.

— Gladys Biddle, New Albany

Family thanks community for help with son

Dear neighbors,

This past Friday, Sept. 13, our sons were playing Frisbee and flying kites in the area of Duffy’s Landing, Jeffersonville. When attempting to walk home for supper, our youngest son, Alex, who is 12, misjudged traffic on Utica Pike and was hit by a minivan.

There were many people in the area who witnessed this terrifying scene and many who helped redirect traffic, keep the scene calm and someone  immediately called 911. Additionally, multiple police officers, firefighters and a skilled EMS team promptly arrived on scene.

Our son was badly injured and transported to Kosair Hospital. Miraculously, all of his injuries were non-life threatening and we are blessed to have him home with us, where he will heal a little more every day.

To all of you who witnessed the scene, called for help, stopped traffic and sent up prayers: We are eternally grateful. For the on-scene rescue workers and the trauma team that received Alex at Kosair Hospital, God bless you for jobs well done.

And finally, for the lady who was driving the minivan: We are so sorry that you were involved and want you to know that we have no ill feelings toward you. It is our hope that this letter will bring you some peace.

For our friends, family, Troop 1 and Troop 10 Boy Scouts, St. Anthony Church members, St. Anthony School family and everyone else who has reached out in love and prayers: We are blessed that you are part of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

— Joe, Nancy, Jared, Alex Cox and Thibault Gillis, Jeffersonville

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