Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – September 23


Thumbs-up to everyone involved in saving the life of 20-month-old Sabrina Jacobson of Seymour. Jacobson nearly drowned in a pool at her residence but was saved thanks to the efforts of off-duty Brownstown Officer John Long, an ambulance crew with Jackson County Emergency Medical Service, doctors, nurses and others at Schneck Medical Center and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville and others.

Training pays off

Thumbs-up to the three policemen who subdued a man causing a disturbance at the Jay C Food Store in Brownstown on Labor Day weekend. The three, Brownstown Officer Joe Kelly, Jackson County Sgt. Stan Darlage and Seymour Officer Devlin McMindes, who was off duty and shopping at the time, acted professionally while dealing with the man and made sure nobody got hurt despite having to use a stun gun on the man two times. They used their training well, and I was proud of them.

James McCoy

Talking trash

Thumbs-up to Seymour Department of Public Works. Our 2-year-old grandson Canaan Boespflug has been extremely interested in “Trash Truck Friday” since he spoke his first words. Just ask our neighbors as he reminds them all to “trash out” starting Thursday mornings. We would like to take this time to recognize all the professional, kind, polite city sanitation drivers who wave and honk their horns as he watches from the end of the driveway. We especially want to thank his friends “The Yard Crew” members, Lynn, Bruce and Mike, who were kind enough to give him a gift and a card. You made a young child’s day. Thank you.

Todd and Monica Boespflug

Helping others

Thumbs-up to everyone who gave of their time and money to making this community just a little better place to live by participating in the sixth annual Thousand Ten project held Sept. 11 in Seymour. The project’s goal each year is to find 1,000 people willing to donate $10 to do something good for their community.


Thumbs-up to the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts and the title sponsors of the annual Seymour CityJam concert series — JCB, The Tribune and Seymour Crossing. This year’s series of four concerts ended Wednesday with a performance by Rumours — A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.