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 >>
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 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:17 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 >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A huge effort is underway to reopen a popular spot for children in a troubled Louisville neighborhood. But there is still concern about its future.
Management hopes to reopen the Parkland Boys and Girls Club by the end of the month. However, it may not happen unless volunteers step up to help out.
Mike Hamsley starts a new job on Monday. But instead of saving his strength and taking it easy, he is hard at work at the Parkland Boys & Girls Club. "I think if you give to other people, it's going to come back to you at some point. They seem like they need a lot of help down here, and after walking through the building, I noticed they do need a lot of help," says Hamsley.
The cars that line the street outside the Boys and Girls Club belong to Hamsley and other volunteers working to get the place in shape, but it's a big job and more help is needed.
"Basically, what we're going to try to do is put a fresh coat of paint on every room in the building. That's why we need a lot of volunteers -- there's a lot of painting to be done," says Desmond Walls, the unit director for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana.
Walls says the goal is to reopen the club on June 30th. "We're calling all volunteers to come out and lend a hand." But to meet the deadline, they need groups to volunteer.
Walls says, "Whether you're a retired senior citizen or you're a church group... any group that you have, please come out. We need groups for painting, cleaning, and organizing things."
Reopening the club has been on the radar all summer, but became crucial after a violent stretch that included a fatal shooting in the middle of a double murder investigation.
"Obviously the crime is a greater issue that has to be addressed through more avenues than just the boys and girls clubs. But at the same time, it will give kids a safe place to go," says Walls.
Hamsley says, "He told me where the address was on 32nd, and I said, oh my gosh, that's right where the violence was."
Hamsley also admits he had some initial concerns, but after Thursday, they're gone.
"And if I have the time next week, when I have some days off, I'll be down here for some painting, too."