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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:24 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:24:19 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- More than two dozen buildings in both Louisville and southern Indiana still have to be demolished or moved to make way for the new downtown bridge. Construction on all three phasesMore >>
Kremer's Smoke Shoppe is among 22 buildings slated to be demolished. Historic homes in Jeffersonville, Indiana to be moved May 29th.More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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Here's the bad news about Tuesday's elections:
Barely 28 percent of Kentuckians even bothered to go to the polls.
Now, here's the worse news:
That was actually better than expected.
It's not a new problem, but it is a serious one. Because people get fed up with negative campaigning, believe there's no real difference among the candidates or find all the choices unacceptable, they think there's no point in going to the polls. I've heard many people say they wish they had a "none of the above" option.
Well, actually -- you do.
Think about this. Next time there's an election and you feel this way, go to the polls, sign in, and turn in your ballot without selecting anyone. That way, you'll be counted as a voter, but you won't be giving your support to anyone.
If every registered voter who stayed home Tuesday had instead done just that, the results would show that even the night's biggest winner only got 18% of the vote. That would certainly send a loud and clear message to everyone in government that the "mandates" they like to brag about are imaginary, and might – just might – be an incentive for all politicians to re-evaluate just how in touch they are with their constituents.
It'll take a little more effort than just staying home, but I think it'd be a good way of having your voice heard without compromising your principles.