Friday, June 16, 2017

RIP Dave Armstrong

How sad to learn of the passing of former Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong. Dave was Louisville's last mayor prior to the merger of city and county governments

Dave also was the visionary behind the Louisville Extreme Skate Park. That brought the X Games to Louisville, including tourists and the economic benefit that follows. It gave Louisville youth a fun place to get some exercise. And it made Louisville hip; Dave did all this before any of us had even heard of Extreme sports.

Most importantly, Dave was a kind and decent man. He was smart, creative, and made his corner of the world better through public service.

Dave was a Democrat whom Republicans and Independents could like and respect. We will miss him.

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