News and Tribune

January 26, 2013

CHEERS AND JEERS — For Jan. 26-27

Local columnist


... to Publisher Bill Hanson, our fearless leader, on being named the first-ever Publisher of the Year for our parent company, CNHI.

We all knew you would amount to something. Thanks for everything you do.

— News and Tribune staff



... to co-workers, Assistant Editor Chris Morris, Staff Writer Jerod Clapp and Photographer Christopher Fryer for risking life and limb to push my out-of-operation car down Market Street to Mike Smith Firestone on Thursday.

Traffic was heavy, and the weather was cold, but they didn’t hesitate and for that I’m quite thankful.

— Staff Writer Daniel Suddeath



To the guy living in downtown Jeffersonville that allows his dog to poo in the gravel parking lot of the News and Tribune.

Scoop the poop!

— Chief Photographer Chuck Branham



... to an anonymous person who started a chain of kindness at the Waffle House in Sellersburg Jan. 19.

My son and I were surprised to have our server tell us that the people who had just left the booth next to ours had paid our bill. As we ate, we noticed another table and decided to pay it forward and pay their bill. The server said that this chain of kindness would likely be passed forward all day.

Thanks for starting something that made us and many other people smile today, and for your unexpected gift.

— Janet and Larry Bolan, New Albany



... to the two-man chipper truck crew of the Clarksville Street Department. 

Not only did they pick up the branches that I had set out to the curb but they also picked up a pile I had “waiting” to put to the curb. They also took the time to rake and gather the leftover debris leaving my yard and the street clean. 

Thank you and good job.

— Shawn McDonald, Clarksville



... to the New Albany Street Department for finally fixing the gutter/storm drain on the northeast corner of Spring and Silver streets. 

It’s taken about 20 years to alleviate the huge hole that has been there. I recall sitting in traffic waiting to turn left onto Spring to go to Louisville when this big four-door car slowly came around the corner with its trunk wide open. In the trunk was a big console TV set. When the car hit the drain hole, he gave the car a little gas and out popped the TV console crashing to the street, broken in pieces. The driver didn’t realize what had happened and slowly continued up Silver Street. Me and another fellow got out and lifted what was left of the TV set to the sidewalk while another driver hailed down the driver who lost his TV.

— Jamey Aebersold, New Albany



... to lack of progress.

How long is it going to take to get the East Spring Street Silver Creek bridge repaired? Most people when traveling toward Louisville cross over to the left lane to avoid all the holes in the right lane. It’s been this way for several years.

Please help.

— Jamey Aebersold, New Albany


 — 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.