Time for more Darts and Laurels.
The first Dart goes to a familiar target – Kentucky's State Legislature – for its failure, once again, to accomplish its most basic job: passing a budget that'll actually pay for running the Commonwealth for the next two years. Unless an unlikely miracle happens during the final two days of the legislative session that have been delayed to next week, this will be the third time in less than a decade this has happened, and that's intolerable. Both parties are to blame, and I hope the voters don't have short memories when Election Day rolls around.
But a Laurel is deserved by everyone out there who refused to be beaten down by one of the nastiest winters around here in a long time. Considering our reward is the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful seasons in any part of the world – along with the return of favorite local traditions like the Kentucky Derby, Thunder over Louisville, Waterfront Wednesdays and the Louisville Bats -- all that snow, ice and freezing temperatures just may have been worth it.
And finally, a Dart goes to Spirit Airlines for upping the ante in the "outrageous surcharge" game by implementing an extra $45 a bag charge for carry-on bags. With this move, the nickel-and-diming policies of the airlines have reached a new level of audacity, and I can only hope this is one Spirit that isn't contagious.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.