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POV | Darts and Laurels

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Time for more Darts and Laurels.

My first Laurel goes to Louisville Head Football Coach Charlie Strong, for his wise approach to handling expectations for the coming season.  Coming off an 11-2 season and a Sugar Bowl victory over Florida, many observers are simply assuming an undefeated run this year and a shot at the national title.  But Coach Strong has been adamant about emphasizing humility over bravado and making sure his players don't rest on their laurels.  That's the kind of leader who has the chance to achieve great things.

But a Dart goes to the Kentucky Emergency Management Office for allegedly making $5.6 million dollars in questionable purchases - including alcohol, entertainment and after-hours parties -- between 2007 and 2012, and then threatening workers who knew of wrongdoing to keep quiet.

As State Auditor Adam Edelen said in discussing his findings, "Kentucky is a poor state, and a poor state doesn't have the luxury of being dumb." And here's hoping those responsible are held fully accountable for their greed as well as their stupidity.

Finally, a Laurel goes to George Hauck for presiding over his 43rd annual Dainty contest last week in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood.  Both Dainty and shopping at the 93-year-old Hauck's handy store are among the city's most enduring traditions, and I hope we're still celebrating them for many years to come.

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

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