Darts and Laurels (6/2/11) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Darts and Laurels (6/2/11)

Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.

Today's first Laurel goes to Norton Healthcare CEO Steve Williams, who recently received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent's Award.

Yes, it's a mouthful. But it's also well-deserved recognition for Steve's leadership, creative management and contributions to the development of others in health care, and provides further evidence of just how lucky we are to have him in our community.

Meanwhile, a Dart goes to the city of Louisville for its dismal showing in the most recent American Fitness Index. Largely due to unacceptable local smoking and obesity levels and our citizens' relative disdain for exercise, we managed to rank 49th out of a total of 50 American cities – an embarrassing showing by any measure.

All I can say is, thank goodness for Oklahoma City.

And finally, another Laurel goes to the Louisville Metro Housing Authority for winning a 22 million dollar federal grant allowing it to move forward on its grand plan to raze the Sheppard Square Projects and replace them with a mixed-income neighborhood. That area of town is long overdue for a major facelift, and if the improvements we saw when the Clarksdale projects made way for Liberty Green are duplicated on the south side of Broadway, it'll be another big boost to the center city.

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

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