Now that WDRB’s Thunder Over Louisville telecast is over, I’d like to congratulate the many other people who were doing their own spectacular jobs while we were doing ours.
First, Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra deserve big thanks for the tremendous soundtrack they provided for the fireworks show. Based on the feedback we’ve received, it was a huge hit, and I hope it helps them win many new fans in the future.
Then, there’s the fact that only 14 people out of the more than 700,000 Thunder attendees had to be arrested. That’s not only testimony to the civil behavior of our citizens, but it also speaks volumes about the professional restraint that was shown by police officers in an environment that always has the potential to be volatile.
The cleanup crew must have magic on their side, because when I was downtown late on Sunday, the Great Lawn was already back in pristine condition. And that’s no small feat, considering the tons of trash that were generated.
And finally, a personal thank you goes to Terry Jenks and his fine team at the Galt House, who -- while busy with their own considerable Thunder chores -- came through for WDRB to fix an unexpected issue that only they could have handled. The Galt House has always been one of our most valued partners, and I couldn’t be more grateful for their friendship.
I’m Bill Lamb and that’s my Point of View.