Darts and Laurels (7/3/08)
Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.
Our first Laurel goes to the city of Louisville -- recently named "The Most Livable City in America" by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, beating out such big-league names as Seattle, Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida.
We've always known what a great place this is, but it's good to see others recognize it as well.
Another Laurel goes to the Louisville Bats - one of the many things that make this such a great city - for their successful efforts to host this year's Triple-A All-Star Game. Some of the biggest young names in baseball will be showcased in the game at Slugger Field on July 16th - as well as the Home Run Derby on the 14th - and it'll provide yet another opportunity for our town to be showcased in a positive way on national TV.
And finally, one more Laurel to the Fund for the Arts -- led by its Board Chairman, Phil McHugh -- for not only exceeding its nine million-dollar 2008 campaign goal, but also beating last year's total by more than 12%. At a time when everyone is obviously watching their dollars much more closely, it's heartening to know Louisville has so many people who not only love the arts, but are willing to support them financially.
Looks like no Darts this time around, but I guess I'm just in a holiday mood. So Happy Independence Day, everyone!
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