Considering the distressing levels of homicide and other violence in Louisville, as well as the overflow of personal incivility that accompanied our recent election, some might regard 2016 as a year that can’t be over soon enough. But I still think it’s worth celebrating, and here are a few of the reasons.

First -- that election. While more than half of Americans were doomed to be disappointed whichever way it went, there’s still a lot to be said for living in a country where even such a divisive selection process can be followed by the peaceful transition of power we’re now witnessing. We may take it for granted, but there are plenty of places in the world where it just doesn’t work that way.

Then, of course, there’s the impending completion of the Ohio River Bridges Project. It‘s hard to remember the way things were when it all got started over three years ago, but now that we’re seeing the fruits of all that labor, it’s obvious it was an overhaul that was long overdue.

And finally, let’s talk football. Whether you support the Cards or the Cats, this year has featured significant steps forward for both teams, and best of all, it’s not over for either of them. Here’s hoping for a great rivalry game this weekend, and success in whichever bowl games they wind up in.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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