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 2:12 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:12:06 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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Time for a special year-end, "Laurels only" edition of Darts and Laurels.
My first Laurel goes to Simmons College, the University of Louisville, Spalding University, JCTC and several local churches for partnering to make a college education possible for students who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford one. Under the plan, 25 students from some of the city's poorest Zip Codes will be selected to attend classes for free at Simmons for two years while living for free at Spalding. And after those two years, their credits will be transferable to U of L or another state school where they'll be able to earn their Bachelor's Degree.
My second Laurel goes to Henry Heuser Jr., President of the Henry Vogt Machine Company, for his persistent efforts in replenishing Louisville's downtown "tree canopy." For over a year, Mr Heuser has headed up an effort to gain funding to increase shade and decrease heat in the center city through the planting of new trees, and last week, he put his own money on the line by donating $7,500 to make sure the city's plan to plant 166 new trees by year's end wouldn't have to be cut back.
And finally, a Laurel goes to all of you. Without your participation, Point of View wouldn't be nearly as vital as it's been for the past ten-plus years, and I hope you'll all stick with us in 2013.