Time for a special neighborhood edition of Darts and Laurels.
My first Laurel goes to the Shelby Park neighborhood for finally being recognized by the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation's Hometown Heroes banner program. The newest banner features Hollywood legend and Louisville native Victor Mature, who grew up on Camp Street. And it'll be dedicated this Saturday just a few blocks away on South Shelby Street - giving some welcome recognition to an often-overlooked part of the city.
But a Dart goes to the vandals who recently caused over $10,000 in damage to Iroquois Park in Louisville's South End. People who have no more ambition than to tear down the nice things that others have built under cover of darkness aren't just evil - they're also cowards. And I hope these lowlifes are caught and made to pay for their crime.
And finally, a Laurel to the people of Louisville's West End who showed how to celebrate a big win by your basketball team responsibly - unlike many other fan bases that have used "celebration" in recent years as a code word for "senseless violence." Sure, there was a bit of a traffic backup on Broadway Sunday night as people took to the streets to share in U of L's Regional Championship. But police reported few, if any, problems.
And best of all -- as far as we know, not a single couch was burned.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my…Point of View.