Time for some more Darts and Laurels.
Our first Laurel goes to Yum! Brands, for stepping up and paying 13.5 million dollars for the right to name the new Downtown Arena the KFC Yum! Center. Yes, the name may seem a little unwieldy at first – compared to the simplicity of "Freedom Hall" -- but it's great to know all the attention this new facility is sure to attract will help promote a major homegrown company that means so much to our local economy.
But a Dart goes to McAfee Inc., for issuing an "update" of its anti-virus that actually succeeded in bringing thousands of computers across the country to a virtual halt on Wednesday – including government, school and law enforcement computers throughout Kentucky. Luckily, it appears most of the damage isn't permanent, but it's more than a little unnerving when an alleged "security" system becomes its own worst enemy. Here's hoping the fix is not only quick, but permanent.
And finally, a Laurel goes to the countless people who once again made this year's Thunder Over Louisville such a magnificent spectacle. Sure, a small computer glitch did delay the big fireworks finale for a few minutes, but that's a minor price to pay for virtual perfection. And I'm pretty sure the hundreds of thousands who lined both banks of the Ohio to enjoy the show would agree.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.