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 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 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 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 >>
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Back in 1996, Congress had an idea that -- compared to what would come later – seemed fairly reasonable:
Provide federal assistance for access to a basic telephone land line for people who couldn't otherwise afford it.
This assistance was to be strictly means tested, and was deemed necessary because of the essential services -- like 911 emergency help -- that were only available with a phone connection.
But over the years, things changed. What was once restricted to land lines has expanded to include cell phones -- plus 250 monthly minutes. Rampant fraud has been uncovered, revealing many participants who don't even meet the income requirements. Program costs have ballooned to over $1.6 billion dollars a year.
And now, the FCC wants to expand the program even further by also guaranteeing Broadband Internet access to all!
It's ridiculous for working people to be subsidizing a luxury like cell phone service. And they are luxuries, no matter how common they may be. And that goes double for Internet access, which is still available at every public library.
This is another example of government trying to do too much -- inserting itself too much into the lives of its citizens. A perfect illustration of the misguided belief that any government program worth spending millions on can only get better if we spend billions.