... to the News and Tribune, for sponsoring a public access seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 16 at Ivy Tech Community College, Ogle Hall.
The seminars, according to the News and Tribune July 23 article, “are designed so Hoosiers can learn about their legal rights to obtain public records or attend government meetings.”
I encourage all citizens to attend. To register, call 317-233-6143
— Kelly Khuri, Jeffersonville
... to the volunteer spirit.
Despite the hot weather, more than 275 volunteers came out to help pick up trash along the banks of the Ohio River and Silver Creek last Saturday. Thanks to various scout troops, church groups, groups from local businesses, families and individuals, a large accumulation of garbage was picked up and removed from the Falls of the Ohio State Park location. Even a refrigerator was carried up the hill by volunteers, as well as a few, discarded tires.
The other three check-in stations: Ashland Park, Lapping Park and Charlestown State Park also had volunteers pick up a lot of trash. Volunteers drove in from Louisville, La Grange and Goshen, Ky.; New Albany, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Sellersburg, Horseshoe, Charlestown and Otisco. One impressive thing that stands out in my mind is that several volunteers thanked us for hosting the event, when in fact, they were the ones sweating and carrying bags of trash up the hill, most of them coming back for more trash bags making two to three trips.
A big shout out goes to Alayne Wright, a dedicated volunteer who has helped with the sweep since 1995, and for many of those years has manned the Ashland Park check-in station. She drives over each year from Fern Creek, Ky., and although she’s in a wheelchair, she remains committed to helping with the event each and every year.
Thank you everyone who participated to make the event a big success.
— Carol Huff, Clark County Ohio River Sweep Coordinator, Clarksville Stormwater Department
... to the actors, musicians and staff at Derby Dinner Playhouse.
My family and I recently saw “Annie” and thoroughly enjoyed it. A special shout out to Kennedy Kruse and Lauren Petrey that played little orphan Annie; such talent from such young performers.
— Lindsey Lawrence, New Albany
... to a bit of sloppy reporting in the News and Tribune’s top-front page story on Monday, July 23.
The article, about rebates going to city of New Albany employees due to lower health insurance premiums, referred to the city’s insurance carrier as “Humana Healthcare.” The entity’s name is in fact Humana Insurance Co.; or, if you want a shortcut, use the parent company’s name, Humana Inc. Humana’s business is not to provide health care. That’s the job of doctors and other professionals and health care facilities. Humana hasn’t owned hospitals in two decades.
Humana’s business involves providing health insurance plans to its customers, and much more -including educating people about the costs and quality of health care alternatives; and inspiring people to find fun and lasting ways to increase their own well-being every day, health-related and otherwise.
Thanks for the opportunity to clarify about a great company.
— Sam Johnson, New Albany
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