Darts and Laurels (10-11-07) - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Darts and Laurels (10-11-07)

Time for some more Darts and Laurels. But because I don't really have any gripes to speak of, this time it's nothing but Laurels.

The first goes to ElderServe, which was nationally recognized last month when it received the prestigious Paul H. Chapman Award for its Senior Crime Victims Assistance Programs. This local agency has been helping the area's elderly live their vintage years with dignity in countless ways since the sixties. And I'm glad to see it getting some much-deserved recognition.

Next is the Kentucky Derby Festival, which received a record thirty awards - including 14 golds - at the International Festivals and Events Association's 52nd Annual Convention. And the fact that I'm a member of the KDF board doesn't make my praise any less justified. This was an unprecedented amount of recognition for any civic event in the nation - earned against the very best competition. And no other group has done more to earn it.

And our final Laurel goes to Kosair Charities, simply because it's long overdue. In the past year alone, they've committed over 150 million dollars to a wide variety of area organizations dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children. And because of their efforts, it's safe to say the young people of this community have no better friend than Kosair.

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

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