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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:12 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:12:06 GMT
Massive tornado, described as at least one mile wide, plows through Moore, Oklahoma -- an Oklahoma City suburb.More >>
A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods with winds up to 200 mph, setting buildings on fire and landing a direct blow on an elementary school.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:48:31 GMT
Shelbyville, Ky (WDRB) -- Shelby County is stiffening its rules on underage drinking. The city council is currently considering adopting an ordinance already passed by Shelby County which will hold adultsMore >>
Shelbyville is set to enact an ordinance that will hold adults responsible when minors drink on their property.More >>
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Dieting – when necessary – is a good thing. But when carried to extremes, it can do a lot of damage. That's my concern about the city's plan to put a portion of Lower Brownsboro Road on a "Road Diet" by reducing the current four lanes to only three.
Plan supporters insist that only good things will come of this move. Speeding will be decreased. Bicycle safety will be enhanced. And drivers moving at a slower clip will be more likely to patronize businesses along the road.
But Brownsboro Road is a major commuter artery. Why deliberately create a bottleneck at such a critical point, where no one will be able to move faster than the slowest vehicle – which includes TARC buses and bicycles? Especially when we're spending millions to widen Westport Road and Brownsboro Road further east to alleviate congestion?
Meanwhile, adding travel time is bound to cause those commuters who can to take alternate routes. When has less traffic ever meant more business?
This move is virtually guaranteed to make it more difficult for Brownsboro Road businesses to flourish. And when conditions are bad for businesses, they move elsewhere.
This is supposedly a "done deal." But I say not so fast. The relative few who will benefit from it are far outnumbered by those who'll be significantly harmed, and before anything is final, the business owners should have their say.