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February 1, 2013

CHEERS & JEERS: Feb. 2-3, 2013

JEERS

... to the Clark County government website.

For more than a year, the site’s phone directory has listed the numbers for the county’s circuit courts with the notation that they were “formally” known as superior courts.

I think what you’re going for here is actually that what is now known as circuit court is formerly known as superior court.

While it’s been good for some laughs around our office for sure over the past year, it’s actually now become a little sad that no one in county government has noticed the mistake or bothered to fix it.

— Amy Huffman-Branham, Assistant Editor

CHEERS

... to actor and entertainer Jim Nabors (best known for his Gomer Pyle character).

It was reported this week that Nabors, 82, wed his partner of nearly 40 years in a ceremony in Washington earlier this year. The couple’s nuptials also marked Nabors’ first acknowledgment to media that he is gay.

In my book, it’s a joyous occasion when someone decides their happiness is worth pursuing — even if it takes them a while to get there.

— Amy Huffman-Branham, Assistant Editor

READER CHEERS

... to Amanda Beam for her opinion column on the Sodexo fiasco.

She hit the target with her research on who Sodexo is, where they are from and about their business practices, when they have negotiated contracts an what they are really about.

I can’t believe our educators (actually board members) really want to treat honest, hardworking career employees the way Sodexo — with the blessings of the school board — wants to.

— William Longest, New Albany

READER JEERS

I echo Jamey Aebersold’s concern about the condition of the East Spring Street Silver Creek bridge.

I have witnessed many near collisions as drivers traveling toward Louisville cross over to the left lane to avoid the pot holes in the right lane.

An additional safety concern is the lack of visible lane markers in the middle and on the sides of the road. This is especially hazardous when visibility is poor in darkness or rain.

With no lines to guide them, many drivers veer out of their lanes once they realize they are close to making contact with the concrete walls. I did see one accident happen as a result of this.

— William Longest, New Albany

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