Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:51:51 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a former Highlands Middle School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at the school is now facing brand new charges stemming from newly uncovered illegal relationshipMore >>
Police say a teacher is facing new charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:42:41 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.The Jennings County Sheriff's Department says the 12-year-old was not responsiveMore >>
Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:14:13 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.Hunter Browning and Cordella Turrell were arrested yesterday.NeighborsMore >>
Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:38:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:47:27 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
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We heard last week that the Al J. Schneider Company has stepped up to guarantee 23 million dollars in loans to Kentucky Kingdom to help it open next spring. That's a big step toward that goal, but there are many more things that must happen before the park comes alive again.
What's keeping this project from moving to completion seems to be a lack of political will on the part of our local and state leaders. Governor Beshear has kept his distance and this has not been a priority for Mayor Greg Fischer, even though the park would employ a thousand young people and provide 60 full time jobs paying about $50,000 each per year. If either one of them wanted this thing done it would get done.
Those in local and state government are treating Kentucky Kingdom as though it is a private venture, but the state owns the land, the state owns the rides, and the state is ultimately responsible for either opening it up again and generating millions of tax dollars or paying millions to bulldoze it into the ground.
This is not the time for timid politicians. We need a courageous leader. Someone who will step up and lead this project until the gates open next summer, just like we elected them to do.
What do you think about the Kentucky Kingdom situation? Call and let us know.