Thumbs-Up, Thumbs-Down – January 29


Well done

A job well done. I want to thank our county health department for doing such a fine job in giving the virus shots. They were very well organized and had everything planned perfectly to move people right along. This had to have taken a lot of planning to get it to run so smoothly.

Sandy Cordes, Seymour

Filling a need

Thumbs up to Medora High School teacher Christina Tomey for recently establishing a needs closet to fill with makeup, shampoo, body wash, lotion and other personal care items at the school where students can come any time and take what they need. If you would like to donate personal care items, call 812-966-2201 or email Tomey at [email protected].

Joining the club

Thumbs up to Trinity Lutheran High School girls basketball player Bailey Tabeling, who recently scored her 1,000th career point. Tabeling became the county’s fourth basketball player to top more than 1,000 career points this season. The others are Brownstown Central High School senior guard Katherine Benter, Seymour High School senior guard Grace Meyer and Trinity Lutheran High School senior guard Tyler Goecker, who also became the school’s leading career scorer in boys basketball.

Hall of famer

Thumbs up to Larry Garloch of Charlotte, North Carolina, who recently became the newest member of the Brownstown Central High School Athletic Hall of Fame. The 1969 graduate played at 6-foot-4 and averaged 26.2 points a game. The Braves went 18-2 his junior year and tied for the Mid-Southern Conference title. When he graduated from Brownstown, Garloch owned six basketball records, including the single-game high of 39 points. He went on to play at Miami University in Ohio and was part of two teams that won Mid-American Conference championships and qualified for the NCAA tournament.

Top sellers

Thumbs up to the eight members of Girl Scout Troop 1549 who raised $5,093 by selling 544 nuts, candy and magazine subscriptions in the fall of 2020. Among the more than 1,600 girls from 300-plus troops in Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana who participated in the fall fundraiser, Troop 1549 collected the most donations for Care to Share. That allowed them to choose a charity to receive nuts, candy and Girls Scout cookies, and they recently delivered those items to Anchor House Family Assistance Center and Pantry in Seymour, a nonprofit organization offering shelter for the homeless and a food pantry for the community.

A related thumbs up also goes to Troop 1549 member Madison Kemp. The fifth-grader at Seymour-Jackson Elementary School was the top seller among her troop. She raised $1,601 on 162 items. That included more than $1,000 in Care to Share.

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