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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:50:19 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Indianapolis man wants his 50 guns back, and now the Indiana Court of Appeals is hearing Robert Redington's appeal.Police seized his guns when they found him watching a BloomingtonMore >>
Police seized Robert Redington's guns when they found him watching a Bloomington bar where I.U. Student Lauren Spierer was partying the night she went missing.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:44:11 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After years of talk, the new Downtown Bridge is finally being built.On Tuesday night, the public can take part in the groundbreaking ceremony."We have the crane in place, thatMore >>
Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be there for the event, along with other dignitaries.More >>
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Supporters of David Williams and Gatewood Galbraith have been giving Governor Steve Beshear a lot of heat lately for avoiding debate opportunities with his two main opponents. And I certainly understand their frustration.
But those who are insisting the Governor has a duty to debate his opponents whenever they wish don't really understand our political system.
Debates aren't required by law. They're political tools used by all sides to compare and contrast their positions with those of their opponents in hopes of gaining an advantage. But when there's no advantage to be gained, candidates are smart to regard them warily.
With a lead of approximately 30 points, why would Governor Beshear want to provide his opponents any more opportunities to share his spotlight than absolutely necessary? And he makes a point when he says that lead itself is proof that the people of Kentucky are familiar with his policies and seem to overwhelmingly approve them.
If voters really are upset with Beshear's reluctance to debate, he'll get an unwelcome surprise on Election Day. But otherwise, he's just using smart politics by playing hard-to get.
Do you agree? Call and let us know.
And remember -- there WILL be a debate featuring all three candidates on the same stage next Tuesday at 7 PM, and everyone can see for themselves how they compare side-by-side when it airs live, here on WDRB.