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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:47 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:47:33 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- More than two dozen buildings in both Louisville and southern Indiana still have to be demolished or moved to make way for the new downtown bridge. Construction on all three phasesMore >>
Kremer's Smoke Shoppe is among 22 buildings slated to be demolished. Historic homes in Jeffersonville, Indiana to be moved May 29th.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:16:39 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two men for climbing on top of a billboard. According to an arrest report, it happened just after 1 a.m. Monday at Bearno's PizzaMore >>
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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:06 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:06:40 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he kidnapped a juvenile girl and threw her in the trunk. According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Thursday,More >>
Police say he threw the girl in his trunk, then called her family, demanding a ransom for her safe return.More >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Last week's terrible tragedy in Connecticut has caused me to give serious thought to several subjects I think are relevant.
First, I understand why some people want guns. But I do wonder why our society allows anyone other than the military to own assault weapons. These aren't for hunting or defending your home against intruders. They're designed solely to inflict the maximum possible damage on the human body as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Meanwhile, what's the media's responsibility in covering a story like this? Certainly, ignoring it isn't an option. But every time we detail the magnitude of the terror, aren't we basically upping the ante for the next sicko who'll come along and try to gain his perverted place in history?
How should we address that?
And finally, while no one could prevent the madness, heroes were in great abundance. The school had apparently done all it could to secure its premises. The police response was immediate and aggressive. School authorities from the principal on down rushed to protect the kids rather than save themselves. And law enforcement and other official spokespersons after the fact were professional beyond belief.
There are questions to ponder and heroes to honor. Let's hope we do both.