Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – June 30


Thumbs-up to Duke Energy linemen, Tyler Norman, Alex Eddy and Jordan Diss, and line foreman, Matt Hurley, for setting a solar security light at the skate park at Shields Park in Seymour. A related thumbs-up to Angela Nienabor for coordinating the work for the project and recently retired Duke employee Pat Reinhart for his many years of assisting the Seymour Park and Recreation with projects. Those projects would not have been completed without manpower and equipment from Duke.

Seymour Parks & Recreation Department

Wedded bliss

Thumbs-up to John and Clarice Nehrt of Crothersville who recently celebrated 70 years of marriage in a time when some marriages last just weeks or sometimes days. The couple say working together has been the key to their successful marriage.


Thumbs-up to Jackson County native Forrest Lucas for being recognized Wednesday with the Bob Russo Heritage Award from the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America. Lucas, the CEO of Lucas Oil Products and the owner of seven racing series, received the award during the organization’s 29th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony because of his contributions to motorsports over the years.

Triple challenge

Thumbs-up to the 52 athletes who competed in the Boys and Girls Club of Seymour’s fifth annual Youth Triathlon this past Saturday. The event features bicycling, swimming and running.


Thumbs-up to the pilots who helped raised funds for the Freeman Army Airfield Museum by giving rides on Saturday at Freeman Municipal Airport in Seymour. The museum is dedicated to preserving the history of the field, which began as a base for twin-engine advanced aircraft training school for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

Wasting water

Thumbs-down to those who water their grass during a downpour or just after it rains and continue to water it even though there has been plenty of rainfall.