Darts and Laurels (1/31/13) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Darts and Laurels (1/31/13)

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Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.

My first Laurel goes to Kentucky's Tourism Development Finance Authority for their preliminary approval of financial incentives to aid Ed Hart in reopening Kentucky Kingdom.

Now that the lease agreement between Hart's group and the Fair Board has finally been approved, these incentives could be critical to the venture's ultimate success. And I believe the jobs that will be created and the added tourism benefits the park will provide make them well worth it.

In the same vein, my next Laurel goes to the Louisville Slugger Museum, in recognition of its third consecutive record year of attendance. Ever since opening in 1996, Slugger Museum has been one of Louisville's most enduring attractions for tourists and locals alike. And the nearly quarter-million people who visited this year would seem to indicate it'll still be around for many more years to come.

But finally, a Dart goes to the NRA for its persistent opposition to universal background checks of gun purchasers. NRA President Wayne LaPierre is correct in saying that such checks will always be avoided by those who acquire guns illegally. But following that logic, we should do away with laws against murder and robbery because there will always be people who will break them.

Gun rights advocates do have valid points to make in defending their Second Amendment rights. But this isn't one of them.

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

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