Time for the first batch of Darts and Laurels for the New Year.
First, well-deserved laurels go to the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats for finishing outstanding seasons by winning their respective bowl games. But a dart goes to fans of either team who continue to look for ways to belittle the other's accomplishments.
Rivalries are fine. But too many people just look foolish when they let them get in the way of clear thinking that gives credit where credit is due.
Meanwhile, another dart goes to everyone involved in rushing to carry out Jefferson County's great criminal file purge of 2006. Many respected judges and attorneys pleaded for a prudent delay while the need for such a move was adequately debated. But even though it now looks as if many of their objections were justified, much of our justice system's important information has been permanently lost.
And finally, a heartfelt laurel goes to the late President Gerald Ford. He never actively sought the nation's top job. But when it was thrust upon him during one of our darkest national crises, his strong, unassuming nature was exactly what the country needed. And regardless of anyone's political leanings, it would be hard to argue that he was anything but honorable.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.