Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.
Editorial on new strategies needed to capitalize on Colts Camp (Article published Aug. 18)
u “Please finish this sentence. We are going to Anderson and watch Colts training camp after that we are going to go to .... If the only answer you can think of is ‘Hoosier Park’ then you have figured out that Anderson has no other tourist attraction to offer visitors. Maybe if we had a water park or an automobile museum or an arts and crafts district downtown.”
u “I guess the fans could spend money at one of the many fast-food places or the rundown mall.”
THB: Agreed, there must be more in this community to attract visitors. How does a reservoir sound?
Joe’s Record Shop was the place to be in downtown Anderson. (Aug. 18)
u “I bought my first set of drums (Apollo) on the northeast corner in 1959, remember doing a 45 demo record in the basement with Jim Connelly and Bobbie Garret, can’t remember the singer, Jack Elm from radio station produced it. The song was “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright.”
u “I have many wonderful memories of shopping at Joe’s...He was a walking encyclopedia of music. I still have vinyl I bought from Joe over 50 years ago.”
THB: A nice walk back in time for Anderson. Back in the day, Joe’s was the place to be on Saturdays for most teens.
The timing of Scatterfield Road traffic signals frustrate some drivers. (Aug. 20)
u “The east and westbound turn lanes at 53rd Street and Scatterfield Road work properly when you have attentive drivers in them. Those turn lanes have a sensor loop embedded in the pavement that detect motion. All it takes is one driver texting or checking Facebook to screw it up for everyone. You know the light is going to change eventually, so pay attention. For the eastbound 53rd Street turn lane, you need to pull up to, or slightly past, the line to actuate the sensor.”
THB: That intersection has to be one of the busiest in the city with its proximity to I-69 as well as the restaurants and retail outlets. We are glad the state has agreed to look at this area.