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... to the frenzy of Black Friday and the stores who keep opening earlier. The holidays should be about spending time with family and friends, not fighting crowds for $3 waffle irons. I'm sure the people who made the decision to open stores earlier got to spend the holiday with their family, but their employees weren't so lucky. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time because you're giving them a part of your life. It's worth much more than anything you could find at a Black Friday sale.
— Copy Editor Michael Reschke
... to the Indiana University football program. It just amazes me how a state university, with all of its resources and updated facilities, could field such a lousy football team year after year. They not only lost all but one of their games, they were beaten by an average of three touchdowns a game. It’s embarrassing to those of us who love the sport and the school. Hopefully, one day, the Hoosiers will win a Big Ten game and maybe even qualify for a bowl game. I just hope I live long enough to see it.
— Assistant Editor Chris Morris
... to the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County and Horseshoe Southern Indiana for awarding 37 organizations a total of $358,725 in grants Wednesday afternoon. Since the organization was established in 1999 as Caesars Foundation of Floyd County, the casino now known as Horseshoe Southern Indiana has awarded $24.9 million to nonprofit agencies in partnership with New Albany and Floyd County officials. It’s amazing looking back how so many people were against a casino coming to New Albany. The boat was going to bring crime and prostitutes and so on to the city, opponents said. Well, I haven’t seen too many prostitutes walking along Ind. 111, only drunk drivers who make life-altering decisions by deciding to drive under the influence along one of the county’s most dangerous roads en route to the casino.
If people would have only opened their eyes and looked into the future, the boat could have been in New Albany, and Floyd County residents, organizations, schools and yes, the parks department, would have benefited from it for years to come. Even though the casino is in Harrison County, after voters here said NO twice, worthy organizations are still enjoying rewards through the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County.
— Assistant Editor Chris Morris
... to the Jeffersonville Ice Rink. How fun!
Although rain and warm temperatures have provided difficult circumstances at the start, Jeffersonville’s latest attraction looks to be drawing plenty of interest. Even if you’re not brave enough to try it yourself, it’s still worth a visit to watch as others put their best slippery foot forward on the temporary rink.
It’s a quaint addition to downtown. And for extra charm, you should definitely visit at night to skate under the twinkly lights.
— Assistant Editor Amy Huffman-Branham
What kind of officials do we have in the council of Jeffersonville? The council is still spending like drunken sailors. They have given themselves a $1,000 raise each and the president a $2,000 raise. They have decided to go ahead and spend more money on that dang canal, that the new mayor and the people have said they don’t want. All without waiting until the new mayor takes over, and presents his plans, after talking to the people concerned. My personal opinion is we should have retired the whole bunch. At least then the residents of Clark County and city would be listened to before we have things forced down our throat!
— Clifford L. Owens, Jeffersonville
Hurrah for the voters in Jeffersonville who made Mike Moore the next mayor of Indiana’s next great city.
It was not Mr. Moore’s Republican-ness that led me to support him, but rather his deep affection for Jeffersonville, his own hometown.
I expect great things to happen under his leadership, most of all expanded citizen involvement in the care taking of your city.
— The Rev. Fred Chrysler, of Louisville
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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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