Darts & Laurels (8/7/07 - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Darts & Laurels (8/7/07

Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.

Our first Laurel goes to everyone associated with the recently-completed "Restore 64" project. The contractor, Gohmann Asphalt & Construction, will receive a bonus of around two million dollars for completing work more than a week ahead of schedule. And I'm sure everyone who sat through the inevitable rush hour delays caused by the road closure would agree they've earned it.

But a Dart goes to the Fancy Farm picnic, a once-significant political gathering that's evolved in recent years into nothing more than a rudeness contest. At one time it actually provided a nice kickoff to the campaign season by allowing regular folks to get close-up looks at everyone seeking office in Kentucky. But now, it's just an exercise in boorish behavior that most adults would put a stop to if their children were engaging in it.

And finally, a Laurel goes to the city for its plan to build a new combination retail/residential complex at Shelby and Broadway. Even with all the development going on in the center city, this corner of downtown has been neglected for too long. And it's nice to see one more missing piece of the puzzle being filled in.

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

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