Darts and Laurels (2/7/13)
Time for a few Laurels – no Darts this time.
My first Laurel goes to Norton Healthcare for renewing their sponsorship of the real-time closed-captioning that's provided on every WDRB newscast for the eighth straight year.
Back in 2005, Norton saw the need for this vital service for the more than 150,000 deaf or hard of hearing people in the Greater Louisville area. And with their generous financial assistance, WDRB became the first station in town to offer it.
I must admit I'm a little surprised that we're still the only station to provide such a critical service. But maybe that just means there aren't that many Nortons out there.
Another Laurel goes to Patrick Donahoe, the Postmaster General of the United States for his decision to cut Saturday mail delivery. Times are changing and I'm encouraged that the Post Office recognizes this, even if Congress hasn't been able to. While we may be ever so slightly inconvenienced, it will save the Post Office two billion dollars a year, so I applaud Mr. Donahoe for making a tough business decision.
And finally, a Laurel goes to the Louisville Orchestra, which is showing very promising signs of health. Their two most recent concerts were not only beautifully performed but also quite well-attended. And the many new faces I saw in the audiences both nights give me hope that our city is finally ready to give its support to this outstanding group of musicians.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.