By Bill Lamb
WDRB President and General Manager

My first Laurel goes to UPS and its Metropolitan College program, which, as described in last week's Sunday Edition story at WDRB.com, has helped more than 5,000 night-shift workers earn certificates or degrees from the U of L and Jefferson Community and Technical College over the last 20 years. This partnership between UPS and state government to split the tuition for the company's many overnight workers is just one example of why UPS is such as essential corporate citizen in our community.

But a Dart goes to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who, when asked by a reporter last week about how America might be able to verify the denuclearization of North Korea, replied by calling the question "insulting and ridiculous and, frankly, ludicrous."

Given the lack of detail offered by anyone regarding the supposed deal, I'd say those words describe his response better than the question, and I wish the secretary had more respect for the legitimate concerns of the American citizens he works for.

And finally, a Laurel goes to the 86 percent of Americans who do not smoke. According to a government study, that is an improvement from the previous year. Teens are also shunning cigarettes. Survey results out last week showed that 91 percent of teens don't smoke - a new high. That's such good news, because in 2018, nobody can claim that smoking isn't a killer.

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

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