My first Laurel goes to local businessman Sam Swope in recognition of his generous donation of $1 million to the Kentucky Humane Society to fund a new treatment and rehabilitation center. The donation is the largest ever given to KHS in its 130-year history, and is just the latest example of the charitable spirit Mr. Swope has demonstrated his entire life.
But then, there are those bike lanes that were recently installed on several downtown streets – the ones I hardly see anyone actually using. Yesterday, when I did see a rare cyclist ride past our building, he came west on Muhammad Ali – where there is no bike lane – then turned north on Seventh – where there is one – but proceeded to ride on the sidewalk, parallel to the bike lane!
I think that single example earns a Dart for everyone involved in rushing these lanes to reality before learning how much real demand there is for them or developing a plan for teaching people how to actually use them.
Finally, a well-deserved Laurel goes to the New Albany Little League team that fell just one game short of making the Little League World Series this year. I'm sure the kids are disappointed, but they were still one of the best teams in the nation, and we should all be proud of them.