Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:50 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:50:56 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 >>
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I never understood the reasons behind David Williams' stubborn opposition to casino gambling in Kentucky. He tried to explain them to me but I just didn't buy it. He's been supremely effective in keeping the issue from being put before the people so we can decide for ourselves.
But now that Mr. Williams is about to become Judge Williams, he'll no longer play a role in Kentucky's legislature. Which means the issue of expanded gambling in the Bluegrass may have a new lease on life.
I know the Senate Presidency is virtually sure to remain in Republican hands. But this has never been a Democrat vs. Republican issue. The primary reason Mr. Williams got so much Republican support in opposing casinos was simply that his fellow party members were afraid of disagreeing with him. Few have ever had the power that David Williams had in his position and even fewer have ever been as ruthless in wielding it.
But now that the threat of Williams' retaliation for a perceived challenge to his authority is finally off the table, our remaining lawmakers – on both sides of the aisle – will finally be free to vote their convictions rather than their fears. And I'm hopeful that whoever the new Senate leaders are, they'll finally be willing to give expanded gambling the consideration it deserves as a solution to Kentucky's many economic woes.