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 >>
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 9:52 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:52:57 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 1:26 PM EDT2013-05-20 17:26:00 GMT
Louisville, Ky. (WDRB News) -- Police are on the scene of a deadly accident on Interstate 64 near the Watterson Expressway. Official say the accident happened around 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Police sayMore >>
A deadly day on Louisville roads - as emergency crews respond to two fatal accidents.More >>
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Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.
First, a Laurel goes to Amazon and Café Press for their recent announcements of expansion into the Greater Louisville area. Amazon's plan to open a new fulfillment center in Jeffersonville by 2015 -- adding over 1,000 jobs to the region – is welcome news by itself. But I'm even more impressed by Café Press, which is really jumping in with both feet by relocating its corporate headquarters to Louisville from California, and bringing almost 600 new jobs along for the ride.
Next, quite honestly I don't know whether to give Jefferson County Public Schools a Dart or Laurel for its latest personnel move. I suppose they deserve a Laurel for saving $3.2 million annually by eliminating a number of jobs from their Central Office. But learning that just 30 people – who have now been deemed unnecessary – were being paid that $3.2 million every year in the first place seems a little more Dart-worthy.
And finally, let's give a Laurel to the construction crews that managed to finish the recent Kennedy Bridge work a full two days ahead of schedule. It may not seem like much, but every morning or evening without lane closures is a real blessing for interstate commuters, and I'm sure they appreciated it.