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 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 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 >>
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 >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Gas went up fifty cents over the weekend and I want to know why. Did we go to war with somebody on Friday? Did OPEC jack their prices up? Did a major refinery blow up on Saturday? What could cause prices at the pump to jump fifty cents overnight?
The answer can be summed up in one word: Monopoly. Marathon Oil has a virtual total monopoly over wholesale gasoline distribution throughout the state, and whenever they decide to hike the price by a nickel, or a dime – or fifty cents – they have no competitors who might take business from them by offering a better price.
That's a monopoly behaving badly. And Kentucky's Attorney General Jack Conway agrees. But when Mr. Conway contacted Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Liebowitz to demand that the federal government intervene, Mr. Liebowitz showed no interest in doing so.
Fortunately, the unconcerned Mr. Liebowitz has since resigned. And Mr. Conway has assured me that he'll be renewing his demand for a federal investigation once a successor has been chosen.
Until then however, Kentucky drivers have only two options: Pay what Marathon demands or drive less.
This is a textbook example of abuse via monopoly. And I urge Mr. Conway to be as relentless as possible in his attempts to correct this situation.