> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
... Cheers to a job well done by the Riverview Village Nursing Home in Clarksville. The staff did a great job taking care of their patients on Friday, March 2, the afternoon of the tornado.
I was visiting there at that time. They closed all the room doors and put them outside in the hall next to the wall, all on one side, keeping the hallway clear on the other side. Calmness was there, no one got upset. They felt safe, and everything really went smooth. They even put mattresses on the outside glass doors.
I was so impressed with the way the staff handled the situation. Can’t think of anything they could have done different. I felt as safe there as any place I could have been at that time.
God is so good.
— Martha E. Prince, Clarksville
... Thank you to the Clark County Council [Danny Yost, Steve Doherty, Chuck Moore, Perry Smith, Kevin Vissing, Barbara Hollis and Brian Lenfert] for listening to their constituents who show up to speak at their meetings. I’ve spoken to other boards who were more concerned that I not go beyond the three minute time limit than the issue I was addressing. It was a novel experience to actually have the entire board’s attention.
— Donna Spence, Jeffersonville
.. To the Clark County Commissioners for trying to spend $378,000 for a building they don’t need — their reasoning being, when the east end bridge is completed our 2017 population could go from 110,000 to 150,000 and we will need more space. In Wednesday’s paper it stated county employees have not had a raise in three years and the county is saving $373,700 annually by having employees pay 3 percent to their PERF. And we just had a major tornado hit our county. This money could be used in a lot better ways
— Dan Christensen, Jeffersonville
... Jeers to Greater Clark School Board members Christina Gilkey, Mark Pavey, Kevin Satterly and Jerry White for voting in favor of selling the Corden Porter property to the Clark County Commissioners who want the property, but say they do not know what it will be used for. With the newly renovated Corden Porter school, the beginning of a new art and history museum [The Pilot House] and the Nachand Fieldhouse sharing the same block, it is unthinkable that these school board members would risk this building being utilized as a jail extension or for a work release program. Let’s hope the Clark County Council puts a stop to this.
— Alice Butler, Jeffersonville
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> SOUTHERN INDIANA —
- OUR OPINION: If you’re going to do it, do it right
- THEIR OPINION: Sept. 26, 2012
OUR OPINION: It’s time for Clarksville to consider becoming a city
Polston, in abstaining, said he did not have a good enough grasp of how his constituents felt about the voting issue to vote on the matter himself.
If the town gives its residents the opportunity to hear the benefits and drawbacks of becoming a city, and then lets them vote on the issue via referendum, Polston won’t have to wonder.
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