POV | Looking Back From Labor Day (8/29/13) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

POV | Looking Back From Labor Day (8/29/13)

Labor Day usually signals the end of summer for most of us.  And in many ways, it's been a season that won't be missed all that much.

It was the summer when Paula Deen's shooting star finally fell to earth, while Barbara Shanklin – and the cynically-named "Principled Seven" – demonstrated  that cronyism and corruption are alive and well in the Metro Council.

It was the summer when Kentucky's Emergency Management Office continued the tradition of state government agencies being exposed as feather-bedding, money-grubbing black holes where our tax dollars go to die...

The summer when even more of baseball's so-called heroes were revealed to be frauds whose accomplishments owed more to prescriptions than practice…

Another summer of rising property taxes, thanks to a sadly under-budgeted school system…

And yet another summer soiled by senseless shootings that have become all too common in our city.

Good riddance to all that.

And welcome to the fall – when the air turns cooler and summertime's football debates are finally settled on the field…

When the city's excitement quotient increases with the start of a new arts season…

And when the brand new school year is still fresh and full of promise for every student.

It's been a less than perfect summer.  But here's hoping this Labor Day weekend signals the start of a turnaround that makes the rest of 2013 a time we'll want to remember, instead of forget.

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

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