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Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.
My first Laurel goes to the City of Louisville for being recognized as the nation's most livable large city by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The award recognizes work in improving the overall quality of life in our city, and cites the communitywide impact of Mayor Greg Fischer's first "Give a Day" week of volunteer service earlier this year.
Meanwhile, a Dart goes to Neil Munro, an alleged reporter for some website called The Daily Caller, for his breathtakingly obnoxious heckling of President Obama during his recent statement on immigration. Regardless of how much a person may disagree with the President's policies – and I disagree with plenty of them with regard to how we should handle illegal immigration – the role of reporters is to question and report, not interrupt repeatedly with argumentative statements designed solely to draw attention. And Munro's lack of respect for the office of the President did nothing to enhance his website's reputation as a credible news source.
And finally, a Laurel goes to Churchill Downs President Bob Evans for paving the way toward elimination of the $50 non-refundable fee patrons were required to pay last year just for ordering Kentucky Derby tickets. Evans says it's likely he'll make that move official later this year, and the end of this bad idea can't come soon enough.