Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:16:39 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men for climbing on top of a billboard. According to an arrest report, it happened just after 1 a.m. Monday at Bearno's PizzaMore >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:38:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Teddy Bridgewater doesn't ask for much. So when he told University of Louisville football coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson that he wanted to ask somethingMore >>
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is certainly going to be a Heisman Trophy candidate to start next season, but he has told coaches he doesn't want a Heisman publicity campaign.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:03:47 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- This has a familiar sound. Bobby Petrino takes over a program making a conference change and looks to lift it in stature.The new Western Kentucky University coach was at the ConferenceMore >>
In Eric Crawford's "Morning Line," Bobby Petrino says he's not patient and wants to get WKU "cranked up pretty good" in a hurry, plus John Calipari's storm donation and more.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:06:40 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a juvenile girl and threw her in the trunk. According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Thursday,More >>
Police say he threw the girl in his trunk, then called her family, demanding a ransom for her safe return.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:41 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:41:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The scene is always the same. After every University of Kentucky basketball home game, the coach walks across the Rupp Arena court, puts on his headset and starts talking withMore >>
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will do things a bit differently with his young but talented Wildcats team this season.More >>
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I know we can't solve all our fiscal problems with higher taxes. But I do understand that reasonable tax increases can be appropriate in certain situations. And the proposed increase in Jefferson County's property tax rate to support our public school system is a good example.
Rather than creating a heavy burden on all taxpayers, this increase would cost us just one extra dollar per $100,000 worth of assessed property per year. So a county resident who owns a home worth two hundred thousand dollars would have to fork over the grand sum of two bucks more.
Somehow, I don't think this is going to break anyone's bank. And it's important to note that this won't result in the school system getting more money to work with, but will only make up the amount that would have been lost because of decreasing property assessments. In essence, it's merely a move to maintain the school system's current level of funding – not increase it.
I understand there will always be those who resent any of their money going to a school system they believe is inefficient and wasteful, and I share many of their concerns. But I also value the service our public education system provides. And I'd rather focus on keeping it healthy and correcting the problems rather than starving it to death – especially when the cost is so small.