Tony Vanetti proclaims “the silos are gone” Wednesday on the Under Dogs show on WKRD.

Tony Vanetti
Tony Vanetti

What? Twenty-two silos destroyed in one day?

With Tony one never knows whether he means literally or figuratively so there’s so choice but to grab the camera, jump in the car and navigate the late afternoon traffic on I-64, the Watterson and I-65.

Not surprisingly they are still standing in all their brusqueness against a brilliant blue sky, spared still another day, the demolition crew taking its time, focusing on other aspects of the old Solae complex. Demolition of the silos was originally scheduled to begin Monday. But typical of construction-like jobs, the actual date it is to happen becoming a moving target.

The silos have become a part of the local scene over the years so one had mixed feelings when Vanetti made the statement, feelings of relief combined with a tinge of nostalgia. The parting of an old friend or an old foe will do that. The silos been around since 1929, you know.

Would someone please let Tony know the silos haven’t gone anywhere yet?

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Silos still standing”
  1. You’re right Mr. Observer. For a moment there when I typed that my brain farted and I was confusing him with Lachlan. Sorry Tony if you see this.

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