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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
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Most would agree it's a good thing when an elected official finds a way to save $50,000. But when Mayor Greg Fischer did it by skipping Monday garbage pickups on the recent New Year's and Martin Luther King Jr. holidays instead of incurring expensive overtime, more than a few people blew their tops.
I understand a little frustration. But a lot of the reaction was out of proportion to the situation.
Yes, the same people were inconvenienced twice in a span of fifteen days. But how many of the gripes were based on true hardship and how many came from people who simply live to complain?
Those city-issued garbage containers are pretty big. And while many large families need all that space, I'd be willing to bet most residents have more than enough for two weeks worth of trash.
And how many of the complainers don't take advantage of the city-provided recycling service? If your overloaded trash can is half-full of stuff that really belongs in the recycling bin, you're partially responsible for your problem.
In these times, saving $50,000 is nothing to sneeze at. No one's going to love missing a couple of garbage pick-ups, but the sacrifice in this case was minor next to the benefit.
As long as this doesn't become a habit, I think we should worry about bigger issues instead of sweating the small stuff.