... to Jeff Main Street Director Jay Ellis’ great idea to hold an open house/tour of commercial properties available for sale or lease in downtown.
Real estate agents, property owners and city officials are expected to be on hand from 5 to 7 p.m. at the July 13 event to answer questions from potential business owners interested in locating in downtown Jeffersonville, and to provide them with information on grants and other tolls that may be useful to them.
And while it may have been his idea, Ellis says Jeff Main Street’s Business Development Committee is responsible for pushing the idea for the event along and making it happen, so credit goes to those folks, too.
Hopefully, Realtors and the city will recognize the potential here and do their part to make this partnership productive and worthwhile. I like ideas aimed at “everybody wins” results and this seems like one of them.
— Amy Huffman-Branham, Assistant Editor
... To the New Albany Fire Department and other departments in the area for their work in responding to and putting out the large plastics fire at Riverside Recycling in New Albany June 30.
Firefighters had so many obstacles to overcome that night — extreme heat, low water pressure and a massive fire. But they were able to keep the fire from destroying the buildings and equipment on the Riverside property.
It took a community response to fight this fire and all of these guys deserve thanks. They responded like true professionals.
— Chris Morris, Assistant Editor
... to the installation of the long over-due safety road poles placed on Allison Lane for those drivers who regularly ignored the double yellow lines at the McDonald’s entrance causing numerous wrecks!
... JEERS TO ALL WHO NOW GO TO THE END OF THE POLES, MAKE U-TURNS AND PROCEED TO ENTER MCDONALD’S AS BEFORE! Drivers who exit McDonald’s and cannot get around the poles to the turning lane, (although many try) now are simply proceeding to the light and going around the safety poles onto Ind. 62 west from the go-straight only lane. Isn’t it amazing what measures some individuals take to ignore safety laws for their own selfish desires?
— Carol Campbell, Jeffersonville
... Cheers to Central Christian Church for performing a play, “The Wizard of Oz.” It was a community event and each time actors and actresses performed with much love. I know there is no place like home, but when trouble comes, I do look for somewhere over the rainbow — it sounds like heaven to me.
— Donna Barrett, New Albany
... to the two gentlemen who were picking up litter on Woehrle Road in Jeffersonville Monday, June 25. I don’t know their names, but they live in a subdivision nearby, drove a black pick-up truck and were not employed to do this kind of service. How kind of these volunteers to improve our neighborhood, especially in this heat! I stopped to thank them personally, but they definitely deserve a shout out! Cheer! I appreciate you.
— Conni Williams Grubbs, Clarksville
... to drivers who throw out their empty food containers on Woehrle Road! Would you trash your home like this? Roads are everyone’s living room — take pride in them. If you don’t want this litter in your car, don’t eat in your car! These items can be put in your home trash can, or a sidewalk trash can at your next shopping stop. This landscape littering is an ongoing problem created by “trashy” people with low self esteem and no consideration for others. SHAME ON YOU!!
— Conni Williams Grubbs, Clarksville
... to everyone who helped battle the fire at QRS recycling. It was very nice of the community to come together in the extreme heat and conditions to help the New Albany firefighters extinguish the fire.
A special thanks to all the departments that provided mutual aide: Jeffersonville Fire Department, Clarksville Fire Department, Louisville Fire Department, Georgetown Fire Department, Lafayette Township Fire Department, Sellersburg Fire Department, Harrison Township Fire Department, Palmyra Fire Department, Charlestown Fire Department, Elizabeth Fire Department and any others we may have left out.
We would also like to thank The Salvation Army, Lancaster’s Cafe, and employees of QRS Recycling for providing water, Gatorade, and food for the firefighters on scene and the EMA office for providing all the support they contributed. We appreciate all of your support.
— New Albany Professional Firefighters Local 410
— Do you have someone or something to cheer or jeer? Submissions should be sent to Editor Shea Van Hoy at email@example.com or by mail at 221 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN, 47130.
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