Darts and Laurels (5/31/07) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Darts and Laurels (5/31/07)

Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.

First, a Laurel goes to the Louisville Orchestra, which just paid off the last of its bank debt and expects to show a surplus for fiscal 2007.

Some have correctly pointed out that the Orchestra would still be in the red if it weren't for assistance received from the Fund for the Arts. But it's still clear that the Orchestra's Board and its musicians have worked together to create a much better financial situation than the one that existed just a year ago.

Next, a dart goes to 85% of Kentucky's registered voters - because that's approximately how many of them failed to go to the polls in last week's primary.

Here in Jefferson County we did a little better - turnout was around 20%. But when four out of five eligible voters can't be bothered to show up, I have to marvel at the audacity of the no-shows who are guaranteed to keep right on complaining about the state of government with a straight face.

And finally, a Laurel goes to Louisville for living up to its "world-class city" boast this past weekend. Abbey Road on the River, the Kentucky Reggae Festival and the Pro Volleyball tournament at Waterfront Park were just three of many top quality activities to enjoy. And it was refreshing to realize this was one holiday weekend when our hometown was a genuine travel destination for thousands.

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

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