I'm feeling pretty positive lately, so this time around it's only Laurels - no Darts.
The first Laurel goes to the Louisville Orchestra, for luring Jorge Mester back as its new Music Director. Mester was a dynamic force in our arts community during his original stay here. And the excitement his return has already generated tells me his name carries quite a bit of magic.
The next Laurel goes to Metro Council member Barbara Shanklin, who recently met with seventeen ministers from the Newburg area to discuss ways of sharing resources to better serve their community.
Sometimes, when churches and charitable organizations compete for the same government grants and dollars, no one winds up getting enough to do anything meaningful. But coordinating requests and pooling available resources can streamline services and effectively address many more problems.
And finally, a laurel to the University of Louisville, which just received a 3.4 million dollar grant to head up a nationwide study on possible treatments for Parkinson's disease.
U of L will take the lead on research that will also be conducted by such institutions as the Mayo Clinic in Florida and Case Western in Cleveland. Association with such prestigious names can only boost the University's national profile even higher.
I'm Bill Lamb and that's my...Point of View.