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 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 >>
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 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 >>
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I've often complained that Louisville has a chronic problem getting things done. But that's often not due to the people involved, but a basic lack of funds.
That's why I support L.I.F.T. – which stands for Local Investments for Transformation. It's a campaign to amend Kentucky's Constitution to allow its cities to implement their own sales tax to fund local projects.
Right now, 37 states give their cities this option. And 88 of the nation's hundred-largest cities have taken it to finance major community projects like light rail systems and road and bridge repair. These taxes would be limited and specific, with end dates, and would only be implemented if you, the voter, approve it.
If Louisville could adopt a 1% Local Option Tax, it would impose a minimal burden, but would raise over 90 million dollars a year. It would bring our total sales tax to only 7%, which is what Indiana residents already pay, and would still rank us 73rd among all American cities.
It could be the key to Louisville's future. But only if the constitution is amended to allow it. And that will first take the support of at least 60 State House members and 23 Senators before being put to a statewide vote.
If you agree that Louisville needs such "home rule" to chart its own financial course, I encourage you to tell your state representatives in both houses.