Darts and Laurels (4/19/12) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Darts and Laurels (4/19/12)

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Darts and Laurels time again.

First, a Dart goes to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for bad timing in its current repair of I-71 that's reduced it to a single lane southbound from north of Zorn to downtown.

Yes, the job needs to be done before Derby Week, but since it'll take about two weeks, couldn't they have started just one week earlier to take advantage of the much lighter traffic during Spring Break? That would have cut the pain virtually in half and provided a little breathing room in case of weather delays.

Meanwhile, a Laurel goes to the City of Louisville for finally evicting the Occupy Louisville protestors at Founders Square.  In the months since the "occupation" began, a pleasant downtown park had devolved into an ugly collection of tents and other makeshift shelters that served as more of an illegal homeless camp than any legitimate tool of protest, and any purpose it may have initially served was long forgotten.

Nonetheless, another Laurel goes to the Occupy protestors themselves who were wise enough to comply with the order to leave peacefully and not sully their image with the resistance and even violence that plagued so many other cities. I'm still not sure what their point was, but their mature decision to play by the rules has certainly made me more willing to listen to what they may say in the future.

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

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