Darts & Laurels (10/7/10) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Darts & Laurels (10/7/10)

Time to hand out a few more Darts and Laurels.

Today's first Laurel goes to Pennsylvania's PPL Corporation, which – as LG&E's new owner -- has committed to no rate increases for the utility's customers until at least 2013 and agreed that customers will bear none of the costs associated with the ownership change. That's reassuring news to consumers and employees who now – more than ever – have to watch every dime.

But a Dart to Louisville's Public Works department for its failure to do nearly enough watering of trees and other plantings in public spaces during the current drought. If we're going to go to the trouble and expense of planting new trees in the first place – and we should -- it makes no sense to simply allow them to die when that could be avoided with just a little forethought and effort. 

And finally, a Laurel to everyone who's contributed to the success of the World Equestrian Games at the Kentucky Horse Park. These games are regarded by many in the equine world as more important than the Olympics, and this represents the first time in history they've been held outside Europe. It's great to see them being embraced so enthusiastically by so many visitors from around the world, and if you get the chance to attend before they end on Sunday, you really should.

I'm Bill Lamb and that's my…Point of View.

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