Finally there is hopeful news about federal funding for the embryonic Ohio Valley Greenway project.
Greenway trail along riverfront might get $3.1 million boost, by Alex Davis
(limited shelf life on C-J links).
It’s fun to watch as the 9th District Congressman, Mike “Sod Diesel” Sodrel, continues to furiously backpedal from his previously quoted assertion that the Greenway is a “feel-good project,” a pronouncement that had the rare and beneficial effect of uniting informed opinion in New Albany, Clarksville and Jeffersonville.
The Courier-Journal’s Davis now finds a whimpering Sodrel begging not to be taken out of context, and denying ill intent in his comments:
"I got beat up pretty bad by a lot of local folks because I said this was a quality-of-life project, and not economic development," (Sodrel) said in a telephone interview. "But I never said I was going to pull the plug on it."
NA Confidential to Mike Sodrel:
Quality-of-life is economic development.