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Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.
My first Laurel goes to Joe Reagan, who, since 2005, has had a major positive impact on the Kentuckiana business community as President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc.. Joe recently announced his departure for a similar position in St. Louis, and I wish him well. But his will be tough shoes to fill, and I hope whoever replaces him can maintain his high standards.
But a Dart goes to TIME Magazine for their puzzling choice of "The Protestor" as their Person of the Year. Really? This was the best they could do? If they had someone in particular in mind, why didn't they identify him or her? Or do they really value all protest on the same level? If you've griped about the cost of milk or gas or asked your neighbor to turn the music down in the past year, do you qualify?
If so, congratulations to all of us – I guess.
Finally, a Laurel goes to the Horseshoe Foundation for their offer of a million-dollar bonus to the company repairing the Sherman Minton Bridge if they complete the job by January 27. It's hardly a selfless act, since the Horseshoe casino is losing boatloads of money every day the bridge remains closed. But it's still refreshing to see one of the affected parties pitching in on the effort instead of just sitting around and griping.