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POV | It's Better than Good - It's Done Video included

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Since we've known for over a year that significant tax reform and a new budget would be the most important goals of 2018's Kentucky legislature, most would assume that months of preliminary work would precede the actual session.

MICHAEL ALSMAN | Police had no choice but to shoot in PRP incident

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Regarding the recent shooting in Pleasure Ridge Park, police cornered a man after an involved chase. The man who was very intoxicated was armed with a screwdriver.

MCCONNELL OP-ED | Growing Kentucky's economy with hemp

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I have heard from many Kentucky farmers who agree it’s time to remove the federal hurdles in place and give our state the opportunity to seize its full potential and once again become the national leader for hemp production.

POV | Rand Paul should vote to confirm Pompeo Video included

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Paul is likely to vote against Pompeo for secretary of state, which might be enough to block his confirmation. That would be a mistake.

POV | Derby Season Starts Now!

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Get ready to enjoy the fabulous Kentucky Derby Festival!

McCONNELL: Today is the last time Americans will have to file under 'unfair, outdated' U.S. tax code

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Today is the last time American families will have to file under the unfair, outdated tax code that Congress and the president got rid of a few months ago.

POV | Despicable words and a non-apology from Gov. Bevin Video included

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I wasn't confused. I didn't misunderstand. I heard the words he spoke loud and clear.

GUEST POV: Employers should participate in SummerWorks program Video included

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Even though the unemployment rate is low, many young people in our community are still struggling to find quality summer jobs. 

POV | United We Stand, Divided We Fall Video included

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We've all heard about Russia's attempts to meddle in our elections, but their meddling is more pervasive and sinister than that. They're not trying to rig votes, here. They're trying to rig our thinking.

POV | Keep illegal guns off the streets Video included

If you don’t know what happens to guns confiscated by the LMPD, I’ll tell you but it might just break your brain. 

POV | More questions than answers Video included

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The pension issue has to be fixed, but trying to deflect the heat of the issue, the legislators tried to sneak the pension bill through late at night which showed an alarming lack of transparency.

POV | David Padgett - L1C4 Video included

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While U of L fans celebrate the announcement of a new head basketball coach, it's important not to forget the accomplishments of the man who guided the program through some of its darkest hours.

POV | Remembering Jeffboat Video included

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The closing of Jeffboat is a blow to this community, that’s for sure, but we shouldn’t forget all the lives it made better for having been here.

POV | Is It Couch-Burning Season Already? Video included

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I was sure the championship game of the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Tournament wasn’t scheduled to be played for another 11 days. So I was confused when WDRB News reported on Tuesday of this week that Lexington Police were already preparing for a University of Kentucky victory in tonight’s tournament game by removing items from streets that could be set on fire.

POV | Thou Doth Protest Too Much, Mr. Trump Video included

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Let's put aside for a moment, whether you are a President Trump supporter or not, which I understand is not easy to do these days.

POV | Mad Drivers? You Bet Your Asphalt! Video included

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Mr. Mayor, my friend, if you care about the 99 percent of the public not using bike lanes, and I believe you do, how about directing some money to the repair of our city's downtown streets?

POV | The Can Has Been Kicked Long Enough Video included

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During his campaign for Kentucky Governor in 2015, Matt Bevin emphasized the need to fix the state’s employee pension system, saying, “Continuing to ignore the problem is a threat to public safety, education and other viable government services.” After Bevin won, other state politicians chimed in, saying we could no longer afford to “kick this can down the road any longer.”

POV | Thank You, Ray Foushee Video included

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Ray is so much a part of what Point of View has become, and will be in the future, that I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge his work and thank him for it.  

POV | Flushing out Louisville’s dirty problem Video included

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Everyone who pitched in by helping with water rescues, donations, cleanup and other offers of help following last week’s serious flooding deserve everyone’s thanks.

POV | What is Teamsters Local 89 thinking? Video included

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Senate Bill 35 proposed that seasonal workers at places like Kentucky Kingdom, be allowed to work additional hours if they wanted, but without being paid overtime. 

POV | Graffiti is Not Art - It's Vandalism Video included

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Why are you so intent on making our city look terrible? Why aren't you studying to become a legitimate artist?

GUEST POV | Critical services for the disabled are in jeopardy Video included

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Our most vulnerable citizens, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, have been left behind for more than a decade by Kentucky legislators making budget allocations.

POV | Who said life was fair? Video included

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The NCAA is a flawed, inconsistent and hypocritical organization, and they got it very wrong on Tuesday. But who said life is fair?

POV | Not Enough Thought in 'Thoughts and Prayers' Video included

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Let me assure you that I'm all FOR thoughts and prayers. But how about thoughts and prayers that actually achieve something?

GUEST POV | Why a new VA Hospital on Brownsboro Road is a bad idea Video included

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Senator McConnell thinks we should build a new VA hospital on Brownsboro Road. I'm not so sure. There are three reasons this may be a bad idea.

POV | A Good Choice for Superintendent Video included

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Dr. Marty Pollio was permanently named the new JCPS superintendent this past Sunday. And I'm pleased by the choice.

POV | Sabre rattling a bad idea Video included

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It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But I’m fairly sure President Donald Trump has no desire to flatter Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

GUEST POV | WDRB's investigation of Youth Detention Services was 'unfair' Video included

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Louisville Metro's Chief of Community Building is calling a WDRB investigation "an unfair, sensationalized series."

GUEST POV | Choice of 'Track on Ali' proposal had nothing to do with support for Mayor Fischer Video included

Support surrounding the Track on Ali has been overwhelming, but that doesn’t mean complete agreement. 

POV | Darts and Laurels Video included

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This might be a good time for some Darts and laurels,

POV | How about less blame and more parenting Video included

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For his parents to be outraged is laughable. 

POV | Stop diluting public education funding Video included

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Despite all the talk by Kentucky lawmakers about how critical it is to improve the state's public education, their actions seem to directly contradict their words.

POV | Agreeing with Bevin About Moral Deterioration Video included

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In the aftermath of the Marshall County High School shootings, Governor Bevin said guns aren’t the problem, but that violence in movies, music and video games is to blame. My first thought was to blast him for pandering to the NRA and dodging the real issues at hand.

POV | When Unemployment Becomes a Choice

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Many of the excuses for being unemployed may soon disappear.

POV | Kentucky residents will have to pay more taxes if state problems to be fixed Video included

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So most, if not all of us, will need to dig a bit deeper from here on if we care about the future of Kentucky at all.

POV | Darts and Laurels Video included

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Laurels are good. Darts are bad. WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb would like to hand out a few of both.

POV | Conrad’s critics are unrealistic Video included

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Few people in the Louisville area have more difficult jobs than Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad. And not many could be better at their jobs.

MCCONNELL OP/ED: A year of extraordinary accomplishment

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One of the most important Senate accomplishments in 2017 was our work to fill the vacancies in our federal courts with qualified judges. 

POV | The Legislative Session -- Don't Neglect the Cities Video included

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Whatever good this legislative session hopes to accomplish simply won’t happen without MAJOR contributions from Kentucky's urban centers.

POV | Something Positive About Louisville Sports Video included

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If you’re a Louisville sports fan, for the most part, the year ended pretty crummy. The men’s basketball team was badly outplayed and outcoached by Kentucky and suffered a humiliating loss on Friday.

POV | The Gift of Listening Video included

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One of humanity's biggest problems is the tendency for people to hear what they THINK someone has said instead of what was actually said, based on their own sensitivities or preconceptions.

POV | Parroting the Party Line Video included

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It looks as if the Republicans will get their tax plan through Congress this week. 

POV | If I ruled the world: Dec. 14, 2017 Video included

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Sometimes, when nothing makes sense, or obvious things aren’t getting done, I like to daydream about what I would do if I ruled the world and all things were possible.

POV | Special Session for pensions no longer needed Video included

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There are two reasons a Kentucky Governor should call a special legislative session to deal with a specific issue. The first is that it’s of extraordinary importance to the Commonwealth’s citizens, and the second is that it’s so important it can’t wait until the next regularly scheduled session.

GUEST POV | Sexual harassment deserves consequences Video included

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Sexual harassment and abuse is dominating the news. And as distasteful as the subject may be, we're forced to think and respond carefully. So where does one begin?

GUEST POV | In Favor of fostering Video included

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If you are interested in fostering or adoption, reach out to one of the many organizations in Louisville to get more details. You can make a big difference today. 

POV | Cut back on judicial elections Video included

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A plan being floated by a Kentucky State Representative proposes to do away with many of Kentucky's judicial elections by amending the state constitution to allow the governor to choose appellate judges from a list of three nominees provided by the state Judicial Nominating Commission. 

POV | Women are finally being heard Video included

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I was shocked at last week’s news that Matt Lauer had become the most recent public figure to lose his job over claims of sexual harassment. But more troubling was a comment I later overheard from a man who said, “I guess none of us are safe anymore.”

POV | Mega Cavern is the good guy Video included

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Sometimes, even when all the words are there and the message is crystal clear, people hear something else. Or, they try to fill in the blanks.That happens all the time with Point of View, where people hear something that was never said.

POV | The end of the Lamar Jackson era Video included

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If I were a betting man -- which I’m not (simply because I’m not very good at it), I’d bet that Lamar Jackson has played his last game in Papa John’s Stadium.

POV | Declare war on human trafficking Video included

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I grew up thinking I lived in the most noble country on earth. But unfortunately, many more despicable behaviors and corrupt practices occur in America than I ever dreamed possible as a wide eyed kid

POV | Bigger cigarette tax is necessary Video included

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Since more than four in ten Americans in 1965 were regular smokers, Kentucky’s current rate of 21 percent might seem good. But it’s not.

POV | Can America Really Be Great Again? Video included

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If we seriously want to make American great again, every one of us should start by looking in the mirror.

POV | Consider Jurich’s full body of work Video included

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There are a few powerful U of L board members who want Tom Jurich gone. That’s no secret. In my opinion, it has a lot more to do with their egos than with what is right for U of L.

POV | Speak softly, Mr. Trump Video included

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Maybe Trump’s just bluffing, but this is still dangerous talk when dealing with a known crazy man.

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