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POV: Bill Lamb

Bill Lamb is the President and General Manager of WDRB. He has been expressing his point of view for more than a decade.

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  • POV | Kentucky residents will have to pay more taxes if state problems to be fixed

    POV | Kentucky residents will have to pay more taxes if state problems to be fixed

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-01-23 21:30:13 GMT

    So most, if not all of us, will need to dig a bit deeper from here on if we care about the future of Kentucky at all.

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    So most, if not all of us, will need to dig a bit deeper from here on if we care about the future of Kentucky at all.

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels

    POV | Darts and Laurels

    Thursday, January 11 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-01-11 21:30:13 GMT

    Laurels are good. Darts are bad. WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb would like to hand out a few of both.

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    Laurels are good. Darts are bad. WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb would like to hand out a few of both.

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  • POV | Conrad’s critics are unrealistic

    POV | Conrad’s critics are unrealistic

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 8:44 AM EST2018-01-10 13:44:57 GMT

    Few people in the Louisville area have more difficult jobs than Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad. And not many could be better at their jobs.

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    Few people in the Louisville area have more difficult jobs than Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad. And not many could be better at their jobs.

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  • MCCONNELL OP/ED: A year of extraordinary accomplishment

    MCCONNELL OP/ED: A year of extraordinary accomplishment

    Monday, January 8 2018 12:43 PM EST2018-01-08 17:43:06 GMT

    One of the most important Senate accomplishments in 2017 was our work to fill the vacancies in our federal courts with qualified judges. 

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    One of the most important Senate accomplishments in 2017 was our work to fill the vacancies in our federal courts with qualified judges. 

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  • POV | The Legislative Session -- Don't Neglect the Cities

    POV | The Legislative Session -- Don't Neglect the Cities

    Thursday, January 4 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-01-04 21:30:11 GMT

    Whatever good this legislative session hopes to accomplish simply won’t happen without MAJOR contributions from Kentucky's urban centers.

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    Whatever good this legislative session hopes to accomplish simply won’t happen without MAJOR contributions from Kentucky's urban centers.

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  • POV | Something Positive About Louisville Sports

    POV | Something Positive About Louisville Sports

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 4:00 PM EST2018-01-02 21:00:19 GMT

    If you’re a Louisville sports fan, for the most part, the year ended pretty crummy. The men’s basketball team was badly outplayed and outcoached by Kentucky and suffered a humiliating loss on Friday.

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    If you’re a Louisville sports fan, for the most part, the year ended pretty crummy. The men’s basketball team was badly outplayed and outcoached by Kentucky and suffered a humiliating loss on Friday.

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  • POV | The Gift of Listening

    POV | The Gift of Listening

    Thursday, December 21 2017 4:30 PM EST2017-12-21 21:30:09 GMT

    One of humanity's biggest problems is the tendency for people to hear what they THINK someone has said instead of what was actually said, based on their own sensitivities or preconceptions.

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    One of humanity's biggest problems is the tendency for people to hear what they THINK someone has said instead of what was actually said, based on their own sensitivities or preconceptions.

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  • POV | Parroting the Party Line

    POV | Parroting the Party Line

    Dec 19, 2017 04:00 PM2017-12-20 12:25:43 GMT

    It looks as if the Republicans will get their tax plan through Congress this week. 

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    It looks as if the Republicans will get their tax plan through Congress this week. 

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  • POV | If I ruled the world: Dec. 14, 2017

    POV | If I ruled the world: Dec. 14, 2017

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-14 21:54:56 GMT

    Sometimes, when nothing makes sense, or obvious things aren’t getting done, I like to daydream about what I would do if I ruled the world and all things were possible.

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    Sometimes, when nothing makes sense, or obvious things aren’t getting done, I like to daydream about what I would do if I ruled the world and all things were possible.

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  • POV | Special Session for pensions no longer needed

    POV | Special Session for pensions no longer needed

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-12-12 21:00:16 GMT

    There are two reasons a Kentucky Governor should call a special legislative session to deal with a specific issue. The first is that it’s of extraordinary importance to the Commonwealth’s citizens, and the second is that it’s so important it can’t wait until the next regularly scheduled session.

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    There are two reasons a Kentucky Governor should call a special legislative session to deal with a specific issue. The first is that it’s of extraordinary importance to the Commonwealth’s citizens, and the second is that it’s so important it can’t wait until the next regularly scheduled session.

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  • GUEST POV | Sexual harassment deserves consequences

    GUEST POV | Sexual harassment deserves consequences

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:01 PM EST2017-12-11 21:01:10 GMT

    Sexual harassment and abuse is dominating the news. And as distasteful as the subject may be, we're forced to think and respond carefully. So where does one begin?

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    Sexual harassment and abuse is dominating the news. And as distasteful as the subject may be, we're forced to think and respond carefully. So where does one begin?

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  • GUEST POV | In Favor of fostering

    GUEST POV | In Favor of fostering

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:37 PM EST2017-12-08 21:37:34 GMT

    If you are interested in fostering or adoption, reach out to one of the many organizations in Louisville to get more details. You can make a big difference today. 

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    If you are interested in fostering or adoption, reach out to one of the many organizations in Louisville to get more details. You can make a big difference today. 

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  • POV | Cut back on judicial elections

    POV | Cut back on judicial elections

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-12-07 22:41:17 GMT

    A plan being floated by a Kentucky State Representative proposes to do away with many of Kentucky's judicial elections by amending the state constitution to allow the governor to choose appellate judges from a list of three nominees provided by the state Judicial Nominating Commission. 

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    A plan being floated by a Kentucky State Representative proposes to do away with many of Kentucky's judicial elections by amending the state constitution to allow the governor to choose appellate judges from a list of three nominees provided by the state Judicial Nominating Commission. 

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  • POV | Women are finally being heard

    POV | Women are finally being heard

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-12-05 21:00:17 GMT

    I was shocked at last week’s news that Matt Lauer had become the most recent public figure to lose his job over claims of sexual harassment. But more troubling was a comment I later overheard from a man who said, “I guess none of us are safe anymore.”

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    I was shocked at last week’s news that Matt Lauer had become the most recent public figure to lose his job over claims of sexual harassment. But more troubling was a comment I later overheard from a man who said, “I guess none of us are safe anymore.”

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  • POV | Mega Cavern is the good guy

    POV | Mega Cavern is the good guy

    Thursday, November 30 2017 5:00 PM EST2017-11-30 22:00:27 GMT

    Sometimes, even when all the words are there and the message is crystal clear, people hear something else. Or, they try to fill in the blanks.That happens all the time with Point of View, where people hear something that was never said.

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    Sometimes, even when all the words are there and the message is crystal clear, people hear something else. Or, they try to fill in the blanks.That happens all the time with Point of View, where people hear something that was never said.

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  • POV | The end of the Lamar Jackson era

    POV | The end of the Lamar Jackson era

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 7:56 AM EST2017-11-29 12:56:23 GMT

    If I were a betting man -- which I’m not (simply because I’m not very good at it), I’d bet that Lamar Jackson has played his last game in Papa John’s Stadium.

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    If I were a betting man -- which I’m not (simply because I’m not very good at it), I’d bet that Lamar Jackson has played his last game in Papa John’s Stadium.

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  • POV | Declare war on human trafficking

    POV | Declare war on human trafficking

    Thursday, November 23 2017 10:50 PM EST2017-11-24 03:50:50 GMT

    I grew up thinking I lived in the most noble country on earth. But unfortunately, many more despicable behaviors and corrupt practices occur in America than I ever dreamed possible as a wide eyed kid

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    I grew up thinking I lived in the most noble country on earth. But unfortunately, many more despicable behaviors and corrupt practices occur in America than I ever dreamed possible as a wide eyed kid

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  • POV | Bigger cigarette tax is necessary

    POV | Bigger cigarette tax is necessary

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 7:17 AM EST2017-11-22 12:17:11 GMT

    Since more than four in ten Americans in 1965 were regular smokers, Kentucky’s current rate of 21 percent might seem good. But it’s not.

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    Since more than four in ten Americans in 1965 were regular smokers, Kentucky’s current rate of 21 percent might seem good. But it’s not.

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  • POV | Can America Really Be Great Again?

    POV | Can America Really Be Great Again?

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:23 PM EST2017-11-16 21:23:03 GMT

    If we seriously want to make American great again, every one of us should start by looking in the mirror.

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    If we seriously want to make American great again, every one of us should start by looking in the mirror.

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  • POV | No to more tolling

    POV | No to more tolling

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:14 PM EST2017-11-14 21:14:05 GMT

    Last year, I said the planned tolls on the new Ohio River Bridges were too high, since even the very cheapest rate of one dollar per crossing would add up to an onerous $500 per year for regular interstate commuters. But now, Indiana is making plans to turn the screws even tighter.

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    Last year, I said the planned tolls on the new Ohio River Bridges were too high, since even the very cheapest rate of one dollar per crossing would add up to an onerous $500 per year for regular interstate commuters. But now, Indiana is making plans to turn the screws even tighter.

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  • POV | A New Day for Louisville Basketball

    POV | A New Day for Louisville Basketball

    Thursday, November 9 2017 4:30 PM EST2017-11-09 21:30:15 GMT

    The University of Louisville men's basketball team has a mission. That mission begins this weekend. And these guys deserve the support of us all.

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    The University of Louisville men's basketball team has a mission. That mission begins this weekend. And these guys deserve the support of us all.

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  • POV | Dan Johnson got away with it

    POV | Dan Johnson got away with it

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 4:30 PM EST2017-11-07 21:30:13 GMT

    He smirks about what he did. He treated women like objects, he disrespected their rights, he pawed them and made them look at his naked butt, he admitted it, and he got away with it.

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    He smirks about what he did. He treated women like objects, he disrespected their rights, he pawed them and made them look at his naked butt, he admitted it, and he got away with it.

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  • POV | Not bridging the gap

    POV | Not bridging the gap

    Thursday, November 2 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-11-02 20:30:17 GMT

    If the members of this do-nothing board don't want to meet and oversee the operations they're responsible for, fine. But why are they on it in the first place?

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    If the members of this do-nothing board don't want to meet and oversee the operations they're responsible for, fine. But why are they on it in the first place?

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  • POV | Remember the little boy who cried wolf

    POV | Remember the little boy who cried wolf

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-10-31 21:15:34 GMT

    Last week, Bob McNair, the owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans got in trouble with his team for saying “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”  I fail to see how that’s offensive – unless, like a few NFL players, you’ve actually been an inmate. 

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    Last week, Bob McNair, the owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans got in trouble with his team for saying “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”  I fail to see how that’s offensive – unless, like a few NFL players, you’ve actually been an inmate. 

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  • GUEST POV | There is too much child abuse in Kentucky, and it has to stop

    GUEST POV | There is too much child abuse in Kentucky, and it has to stop

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:30:13 GMT

    Every year over 28,000 children are abused or neglected in our Commonwealth. The Yum! Center seats 22,000 people, and could not hold all our cases of abuse and neglect.

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    Every year over 28,000 children are abused or neglected in our Commonwealth. The Yum! Center seats 22,000 people, and could not hold all our cases of abuse and neglect.

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  • MCCONNELL OP-ED | Helping those struggling with addiction

    MCCONNELL OP-ED | Helping those struggling with addiction

    Friday, October 27 2017 12:33 PM EDT2017-10-27 16:33:19 GMT

    For years, I have worked with my colleagues in Congress to fight back.

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    For years, I have worked with my colleagues in Congress to fight back.

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  • POV | Legislation is not a sport

    POV | Legislation is not a sport

    Thursday, October 26 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-10-26 20:50:19 GMT

    Every game or sport has its winners and losers. But when it comes to governing, all sides should be working WITH each other – not against.

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    Every game or sport has its winners and losers. But when it comes to governing, all sides should be working WITH each other – not against.

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  • POV | Pension plan holds promise

    POV | Pension plan holds promise

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-10-24 20:00:27 GMT

    There are many things to like about Governor Matt Bevin's plan to address Kentucky's severe pension crisis.

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    There are many things to like about Governor Matt Bevin's plan to address Kentucky's severe pension crisis.

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  • GUEST POV: Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

    GUEST POV: Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:52:36 GMT

    Girl Scouting empowers women to become leaders.

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    Girl Scouting empowers women to become leaders.

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  • GUEST POV: Metro Caucus To Provide Bigger Voice in Frankfort

    GUEST POV: Metro Caucus To Provide Bigger Voice in Frankfort

    Oct 17, 2017 04:49 PM2017-10-19 17:05:40 GMT

    With the formation of the Louisville Metropolitan Caucus, we are hopeful for big changes.

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    With the formation of the Louisville Metropolitan Caucus, we are hopeful for big changes.

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  • POV | Soccer proposal is a good deal

    POV | Soccer proposal is a good deal

    Thursday, October 12 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-10-12 20:44:30 GMT

    Louisville's Metro Council will soon vote whether to approve a deal to fund the purchase of 40 acres in Butchertown for a soccer stadium district that would serve as the new home of our local professional team, Louisville City FC.

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    Louisville's Metro Council will soon vote whether to approve a deal to fund the purchase of 40 acres in Butchertown for a soccer stadium district that would serve as the new home of our local professional team, Louisville City FC.

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  • POV | Consider Jurich’s full body of work

    POV | Consider Jurich’s full body of work

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-10-10 20:00:20 GMT

    There are a few powerful U of L board members who want Tom Jurich gone. That’s no secret. In my opinion, it has a lot more to do with their egos than with what is right for U of L.

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    There are a few powerful U of L board members who want Tom Jurich gone. That’s no secret. In my opinion, it has a lot more to do with their egos than with what is right for U of L.

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  • Kentucky lawmakers gather in Hardin County for town hall meeting to discuss pension crisis

    Kentucky lawmakers gather in Hardin County for town hall meeting to discuss pension crisis

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:25 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:25:50 GMT

    State Sen. Dennis Parrett organized the town hall.

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    State Sen. Dennis Parrett organized the town hall.

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  • POV | West Louisville gets a boost

    POV | West Louisville gets a boost

    Thursday, October 5 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-10-05 20:00:29 GMT

    As conceived, the facility will not only contain state of the art track and field facilities, but also retail space, restaurants and even an onsite hotel

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    As conceived, the facility will not only contain state of the art track and field facilities, but also retail space, restaurants and even an onsite hotel

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  • POV | 'Fake News' Claims Are Just an Excuse

    POV | 'Fake News' Claims Are Just an Excuse

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-10-03 20:00:20 GMT

    What do Tom Price, Steve Mnuchin and Scott Pruitt have in common? All are high-level government officials who routinely used private flights instead of flying commercially and stuck taxpayers with the exorbitant costs – until the press revealed their arrogant extravagance.

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    What do Tom Price, Steve Mnuchin and Scott Pruitt have in common? All are high-level government officials who routinely used private flights instead of flying commercially and stuck taxpayers with the exorbitant costs – until the press revealed their arrogant extravagance.

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  • POV | What a Difference a Day Makes

    POV | What a Difference a Day Makes

    Thursday, September 28 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-09-28 20:30:09 GMT

    Do I believe Tom Jurich knew about this latest infraction? Not for a second. But it doesn't matter.

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    Do I believe Tom Jurich knew about this latest infraction? Not for a second. But it doesn't matter.

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  • POV | Talking AT Not the Same as Talking WITH

    POV | Talking AT Not the Same as Talking WITH

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-26 20:00:16 GMT

    The purpose of Point of View is to get a conversation started. Whether you agree or disagree is not important to me.

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    The purpose of Point of View is to get a conversation started. Whether you agree or disagree is not important to me.

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  • POV | WDRB subpoena is unwarranted

    POV | WDRB subpoena is unwarranted

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-09-21 19:44:38 GMT

    Anyone who knows me knows I support the police every way I can. When they're wrong, I have to say that too.

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    Anyone who knows me knows I support the police every way I can. When they're wrong, I have to say that too.

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  • POV | Louisville Gardens Could Still Rise

    POV | Louisville Gardens Could Still Rise

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:00:13 GMT

    As WDRB reporter Marcus Green reminds us in his most recent story, the venerable Louisville Gardens facility – previously called the Convention Center, and before that, the Louisville Armory – still stands at Sixth and Muhammad Ali downtown. Nearly 10 years after its closure, it isn’t being used for anything important, but it‘s still there. And this pleases me.

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    As WDRB reporter Marcus Green reminds us in his most recent story, the venerable Louisville Gardens facility – previously called the Convention Center, and before that, the Louisville Armory – still stands at Sixth and Muhammad Ali downtown. Nearly 10 years after its closure, it isn’t being used for anything important, but it‘s still there. And this pleases me.

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  • POV | Paying More for Less Won’t Fly Anymore

    POV | Paying More for Less Won’t Fly Anymore

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-14 20:00:18 GMT

    Business survival in today’s media landscape is certainly no walk in the park. Cable systems are losing customers and newspapers are losing readers. That’s not a secret.

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    Business survival in today’s media landscape is certainly no walk in the park. Cable systems are losing customers and newspapers are losing readers. That’s not a secret.

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  • POV | Casino gambling could ease pension problems

    POV | Casino gambling could ease pension problems

    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-09-07 20:59:43 GMT

    Sometimes, your back has to be completely up against the wall before you'll finally stop ignoring a problem and fix it. And this is one of those times for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

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    Sometimes, your back has to be completely up against the wall before you'll finally stop ignoring a problem and fix it. And this is one of those times for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

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  • POV | MSD in a Tough Fix

    POV | MSD in a Tough Fix

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:00:16 GMT

    Let’s face it – any tax or utility increase these days is sure to be a difficult sell. Especially one that would raise rates by 20%, which is what MSD asked the Metro Council to approve earlier this summer.

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    Let’s face it – any tax or utility increase these days is sure to be a difficult sell. Especially one that would raise rates by 20%, which is what MSD asked the Metro Council to approve earlier this summer.

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  • POV | Parking fees a bad idea

    POV | Parking fees a bad idea

    Thursday, August 31 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-08-31 20:48:32 GMT

    It’s hailed as a gathering place for people from all across Louisville. But soon, a lot of those people won’t be feeling all that welcome anymore.

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    It’s hailed as a gathering place for people from all across Louisville. But soon, a lot of those people won’t be feeling all that welcome anymore.

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  • POV | Trump’s Blame is Misplaced

    POV | Trump’s Blame is Misplaced

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-08-29 20:58:48 GMT

    President Donald Trump’s attempt to lay the blame for the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare at the feet of Senator Mitch McConnell exemplifies the dysfunction that currently exists between the president and his own party.

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    President Donald Trump’s attempt to lay the blame for the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace Obamacare at the feet of Senator Mitch McConnell exemplifies the dysfunction that currently exists between the president and his own party.

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  • MCCONNELL OPINION | Tax Reform to Move Kentucky Forward

    MCCONNELL OPINION | Tax Reform to Move Kentucky Forward

    Monday, August 28 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-08-28 19:35:30 GMT

    The current tax code is overly complex with rates that are too high, making it harder for individuals and small businesses to succeed. 

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    The current tax code is overly complex with rates that are too high, making it harder for individuals and small businesses to succeed. 

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  • POV | Science -- not just another opinion

    POV | Science -- not just another opinion

    Thursday, August 24 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-08-24 20:17:15 GMT

    If, like me, you experienced a breathtaking moment of wonder Monday afternoon witnessing America’s first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century, thank a scientist

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    If, like me, you experienced a breathtaking moment of wonder Monday afternoon witnessing America’s first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century, thank a scientist

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  • POV | Jail Overcrowding Needs Creative Solution

    POV | Jail Overcrowding Needs Creative Solution

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-22 20:00:13 GMT

    In this week’s Sunday Edition story at WDRB.com, Jason Riley reports that while Louisville Metro Corrections has a top capacity of fewer than 1,800 inmates, it currently houses around 2,300. That’s caused a serious rise in drug smuggling as well as major increases in inmate fights and assaults on staff.

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    In this week’s Sunday Edition story at WDRB.com, Jason Riley reports that while Louisville Metro Corrections has a top capacity of fewer than 1,800 inmates, it currently houses around 2,300. That’s caused a serious rise in drug smuggling as well as major increases in inmate fights and assaults on staff.

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  • POV | Chief Conrad Deserves Our Confidence

    POV | Chief Conrad Deserves Our Confidence

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-08-15 20:00:14 GMT

    Last week, Louisville’s Metro Council approved a resolution expressing “no confidence” in Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad and calling for his replacement. But the vote was nowhere near unanimous.

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    Last week, Louisville’s Metro Council approved a resolution expressing “no confidence” in Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad and calling for his replacement. But the vote was nowhere near unanimous.

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  • GUEST POV | Drug Research: A Wager on the Future

    GUEST POV | Drug Research: A Wager on the Future

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:16:59 GMT

    We shouldn't tolerate 300 overdose deaths in Kentucky's largest community. Aided by the power of research, we don’t have to.

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    We shouldn't tolerate 300 overdose deaths in Kentucky's largest community. Aided by the power of research, we don’t have to.

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  • POV | Speak softly, Mr. Trump

    POV | Speak softly, Mr. Trump

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:30:08 GMT

    Maybe Trump’s just bluffing, but this is still dangerous talk when dealing with a known crazy man.

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    Maybe Trump’s just bluffing, but this is still dangerous talk when dealing with a known crazy man.

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  • POV | Gun responsibility should be the law

    POV | Gun responsibility should be the law

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-08-09 12:42:43 GMT

    Last week, a local two-year-old child died as the result of a tragic accident that was all too avoidable: He was shot while playing with an unsecured handgun in his own home.

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    Last week, a local two-year-old child died as the result of a tragic accident that was all too avoidable: He was shot while playing with an unsecured handgun in his own home.

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  • POV | Is There a Future for Football?

    POV | Is There a Future for Football?

    Thursday, August 3 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-08-03 20:49:26 GMT

    Eric Crawford’s Sunday column at WDRB.com certainly offers plenty of food for thought concerning one of America’s most popular traditions – especially if you’re the parent of a young boy.

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    Eric Crawford’s Sunday column at WDRB.com certainly offers plenty of food for thought concerning one of America’s most popular traditions – especially if you’re the parent of a young boy.

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  • POV | Gov. Bevin and His 'Alternative Facts'

    POV | Gov. Bevin and His 'Alternative Facts'

    Thursday, August 3 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-08-03 13:36:04 GMT

    A month ago, Gov. Bevin went to great length to call me a liar.

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    A month ago, Gov. Bevin went to great length to call me a liar.

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  • POV | Cut the Chief Some Slack

    POV | Cut the Chief Some Slack

    Thursday, August 3 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-08-03 13:26:33 GMT

    For any leader to be effective in his job, he has to be leading people who are the best at THEIR jobs – not just those with the most tenure.  But Chief Conrad doesn’t have that luxury.

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    For any leader to be effective in his job, he has to be leading people who are the best at THEIR jobs – not just those with the most tenure.  But Chief Conrad doesn’t have that luxury.

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  • POV | Real Tax Reform is Critical

    POV | Real Tax Reform is Critical

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-25 20:00:27 GMT

    The special legislative session tentatively set for later this year will supposedly address two issues: shoring up the state’s ailing pension system -- which I discussed last week -- and reforming its current tax system.

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    The special legislative session tentatively set for later this year will supposedly address two issues: shoring up the state’s ailing pension system -- which I discussed last week -- and reforming its current tax system.

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  • POV | Health care changes must be bipartisan

    POV | Health care changes must be bipartisan

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:52:43 GMT

    The failure of Senate Republicans to rally enough support for a health care bill to replace Obamacare sparks a couple of questions.

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    The failure of Senate Republicans to rally enough support for a health care bill to replace Obamacare sparks a couple of questions.

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  • POV | Tread carefully on pension reform

    POV | Tread carefully on pension reform

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:28 AM EDT2017-07-19 11:28:46 GMT

    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will soon convene a special session of Kentucky’s legislature that will determine how to repair the Commonwealth’s public pension system, which is one of the most poorly funded in the nation.

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    Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin will soon convene a special session of Kentucky’s legislature that will determine how to repair the Commonwealth’s public pension system, which is one of the most poorly funded in the nation.

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  • OPINION | Kentucky will suffer under Trump’s research cuts

    OPINION | Kentucky will suffer under Trump’s research cuts

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-07-18 13:10:02 GMT

    Between 20 percent and 30 percent of Kentuckians know someone who abuses heroin or prescription drugs, according to a recently published report.

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    Between 20 percent and 30 percent of Kentuckians know someone who abuses heroin or prescription drugs, according to a recently published report.

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  • Guest POV | A Wound Neglected is a Wound Infected

    Guest POV | A Wound Neglected is a Wound Infected

    Monday, July 17 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-07-17 21:01:20 GMT

    We have completed three consecutive years of our universal in-school violence prevention program in Louisville where we worked with over 10,000 middle and high school youths.

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    We have completed three consecutive years of our universal in-school violence prevention program in Louisville where we worked with over 10,000 middle and high school youths.

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  • POV | Don’t Skimp on UofL audit

    POV | Don’t Skimp on UofL audit

    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:02:57 GMT

    Considering how much cash has already been squandered by the U of L Foundation, the news that the school now plans to spend an additional $400,000 to continue its ongoing forensic audit may seem frustrating.

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    Considering how much cash has already been squandered by the U of L Foundation, the news that the school now plans to spend an additional $400,000 to continue its ongoing forensic audit may seem frustrating.

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  • POV | Kentucky’s Urban Interests Need to Unite

    POV | Kentucky’s Urban Interests Need to Unite

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-07-11 20:00:22 GMT

    Kentucky’s state legislators are supposed to make laws that benefit everyone. But it seems the elected officials from the Commonwealth’s rural areas have dominated the legislative agenda to such an extent that the very real needs of our urban centers are going unmet.

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    Kentucky’s state legislators are supposed to make laws that benefit everyone. But it seems the elected officials from the Commonwealth’s rural areas have dominated the legislative agenda to such an extent that the very real needs of our urban centers are going unmet.

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  • POV | Dan Johnson Must Be Fired…Now!

    POV | Dan Johnson Must Be Fired…Now!

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:48:49 GMT

    He doesn't represent his district anymore, because his district is full of good and honorable people.

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    He doesn't represent his district anymore, because his district is full of good and honorable people.

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  • POV | Why not try compromise?

    POV | Why not try compromise?

    Friday, June 30 2017 7:24 AM EDT2017-06-30 11:24:05 GMT

    What's wrong with working together toward a reasonable solution that would fix the existing well-intentioned -- but flawed -- plan?

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    What's wrong with working together toward a reasonable solution that would fix the existing well-intentioned -- but flawed -- plan?

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  • POV | Code of Silence Must be Broken

    POV | Code of Silence Must be Broken

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-27 20:00:17 GMT

    About a year ago, I did an editorial saying at the rate we were going, over a hundred Louisvillians would be shot and killed before New Year’s Day. I wish I’d been wrong about that.

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    About a year ago, I did an editorial saying at the rate we were going, over a hundred Louisvillians would be shot and killed before New Year’s Day. I wish I’d been wrong about that.

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  • GUEST POV | Time for a grand jury

    GUEST POV | Time for a grand jury

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-06-21 13:19:46 GMT

    Although the U of L Foundation audit graphically illustrates what I believe is the corruption of James Ramsey's presidency, it does not capture the full extent of the problems.

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    Although the U of L Foundation audit graphically illustrates what I believe is the corruption of James Ramsey's presidency, it does not capture the full extent of the problems.

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  • POV | Time’s Up for Dan Johnson

    POV | Time’s Up for Dan Johnson

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-20 20:00:18 GMT

    As most of us know by now, Metro Councilman Dan Johnson has been accused of multiple episodes of inappropriate behavior in the past few months. 

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    As most of us know by now, Metro Councilman Dan Johnson has been accused of multiple episodes of inappropriate behavior in the past few months. 

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  • GUEST POV | Why does Louisville need another government-run broadband network?

    GUEST POV | Why does Louisville need another government-run broadband network?

    Monday, June 19 2017 11:07 AM EDT2017-06-19 15:07:33 GMT

    As Louisville taxpayers, we get to pay for two unnecessary government programs. And for what?

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    As Louisville taxpayers, we get to pay for two unnecessary government programs. And for what?

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  • POV | A rebuttal to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's comments about the media -- and WDRB

    POV | A rebuttal to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's comments about the media -- and WDRB

    Friday, June 16 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-06-16 21:05:20 GMT

    Matt Bevin will only be Governor for a limited time, but I can assure you that WDRB and other members of the media will continue to deliver great journalism long after he is out of office.

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    Matt Bevin will only be Governor for a limited time, but I can assure you that WDRB and other members of the media will continue to deliver great journalism long after he is out of office.

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  • POV | U of L should do better on NCAA appeal

    POV | U of L should do better on NCAA appeal

    Thursday, June 15 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-06-15 18:57:29 GMT

    Now for the NCAA to perhaps take away almost 125 victories they earned, the national championship, and demand millions of dollars back from tournament appearances is beyond punitive. It is a gross and despicable overreach.

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    Now for the NCAA to perhaps take away almost 125 victories they earned, the national championship, and demand millions of dollars back from tournament appearances is beyond punitive. It is a gross and despicable overreach.

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  • POV | U of L’s Past Sins Shouldn’t Dim Its Future

    POV | U of L’s Past Sins Shouldn’t Dim Its Future

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-13 20:00:17 GMT

    Before the much-awaited forensic audit came out last Thursday for the U of L Foundation and others, acting President Gregg Postel was smart to remind us that everything the audit would show was in the past.

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    Before the much-awaited forensic audit came out last Thursday for the U of L Foundation and others, acting President Gregg Postel was smart to remind us that everything the audit would show was in the past.

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  • GUEST POV | End pig wrestling

    GUEST POV | End pig wrestling

    Monday, June 12 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-06-12 20:30:12 GMT

    Surely our community could have found another means of entertainment that doesn't rely on bullying helpless animals.

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    Surely our community could have found another means of entertainment that doesn't rely on bullying helpless animals.

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  • POV | Baseball takes center stage

    POV | Baseball takes center stage

    Thursday, June 8 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-06-08 20:51:01 GMT

    Right in the middle of all the recent stories about crime, political shenanigans and other downers, there’s a story that should be making us all feel just a little bit better about things.

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    Right in the middle of all the recent stories about crime, political shenanigans and other downers, there’s a story that should be making us all feel just a little bit better about things.

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  • POV | We need more than prayer

    POV | We need more than prayer

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-06-06 20:00:53 GMT

    I'm no theologian, but I’ve always assumed that the God I grew up with was pretty good at keeping up with current events. 

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    I'm no theologian, but I’ve always assumed that the God I grew up with was pretty good at keeping up with current events. 

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  • GUEST POV | Support for Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana can help curb Louisville violence

    GUEST POV | Support for Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana can help curb Louisville violence

    Friday, June 2 2017 2:30 PM EDT2017-06-02 18:30:54 GMT

    Studies show that for every $1.00 invested in our club kids, the community receives a return of over $10.00 in savings of government spending, including incarceration and welfare costs.

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    Studies show that for every $1.00 invested in our club kids, the community receives a return of over $10.00 in savings of government spending, including incarceration and welfare costs.

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  • POV | Police chief deserves council support - not blame

    POV | Police chief deserves council support - not blame

    Thursday, June 1 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-06-01 19:05:29 GMT

    It’s rarely difficult to recognize a serious problem. But it can be a lot trickier determining its real cause. Some local officials are barking up the wrong tree regarding one of Louisville’s most serious issues. 

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    It’s rarely difficult to recognize a serious problem. But it can be a lot trickier determining its real cause. Some local officials are barking up the wrong tree regarding one of Louisville’s most serious issues. 

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  • POV | VA Hospital to Jewish Location?

    POV | VA Hospital to Jewish Location?

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-30 20:30:11 GMT

    Sure, this idea to make Jewish the new VA Hospital may have its flaws. But it can’t hurt to at least talk about it.

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    Sure, this idea to make Jewish the new VA Hospital may have its flaws. But it can’t hurt to at least talk about it.

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  • POV | Here’s to the good teachers

    POV | Here’s to the good teachers

    Thursday, May 25 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-05-25 19:47:43 GMT

    Jefferson County’s public schools have taken a lot of journalistic heat during the past year. But this week reminds us that there’s a lot of success happening at JCPS as well. 

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    Jefferson County’s public schools have taken a lot of journalistic heat during the past year. But this week reminds us that there’s a lot of success happening at JCPS as well. 

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  • POV | How tough on crime should we be?

    POV | How tough on crime should we be?

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:00:19 GMT

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a new policy ordering federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible charges against crime suspects in all cases.

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    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a new policy ordering federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest possible charges against crime suspects in all cases.

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  • GUEST POV | Louisville, we need to have a long, hard talk about sewage

    GUEST POV | Louisville, we need to have a long, hard talk about sewage

    Friday, May 19 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-19 20:30:13 GMT

    While MSD facilities are out-of-sight and out-of-mind, it's time for an urgent conversation about continuing to protect Louisville's public health and safety.

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    While MSD facilities are out-of-sight and out-of-mind, it's time for an urgent conversation about continuing to protect Louisville's public health and safety.

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  • POV | A tradition with a reason

    POV | A tradition with a reason

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:24 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:24:42 GMT

    We're beginning our 16th year doing editorials on WDRB. And the question is, why do we do them? It's a simple question with several answers.

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    We're beginning our 16th year doing editorials on WDRB. And the question is, why do we do them? It's a simple question with several answers.

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  • POV | The Comey Case -- what's the real story?

    POV | The Comey Case -- what's the real story?

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:53:02 GMT

    Last week, President Trump portrayed the firing of FBI Director James Comey as the best solution to a serious American problem. But was the problem really with the country? Or with Trump himself? 

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    Last week, President Trump portrayed the firing of FBI Director James Comey as the best solution to a serious American problem. But was the problem really with the country? Or with Trump himself? 

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  • GUEST POV | Build the new VA hospital in Radcliff, not on Brownsboro Road

    GUEST POV | Build the new VA hospital in Radcliff, not on Brownsboro Road

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:30:13 GMT

    Congress controls the VA budget and Congress can stop the fraud, waste, abuse and greed. They just need to do it.

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    Congress controls the VA budget and Congress can stop the fraud, waste, abuse and greed. They just need to do it.

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  • POV | Kudos to Churchill Downs

    POV | Kudos to Churchill Downs

    Thursday, May 11 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-11 20:30:11 GMT

    Despite the unique challenges posed by the weather, I believe Churchill Downs put on one of the finest shows in its long history.

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    Despite the unique challenges posed by the weather, I believe Churchill Downs put on one of the finest shows in its long history.

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  • POV | Welcome to Derby 143

    POV | Welcome to Derby 143

    Thursday, May 4 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-05-04 20:56:52 GMT

    As one of our city’s proudest, self-appointed ambassadors, I’d like to welcome all our out-of- town Kentucky Derby guests to Louisville.

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    As one of our city’s proudest, self-appointed ambassadors, I’d like to welcome all our out-of- town Kentucky Derby guests to Louisville.

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  • POV | Louisville’s crisis of leadership

    POV | Louisville’s crisis of leadership

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-05-02 19:39:33 GMT

    This community often finds it easy to grow disenchanted with its leaders. But do we expect too much in the way of perfection? And do we do our part to help them succeed? 

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    This community often finds it easy to grow disenchanted with its leaders. But do we expect too much in the way of perfection? And do we do our part to help them succeed? 

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  • OP-ED | An open letter from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    OP-ED | An open letter from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

    Monday, April 24 2017 10:57 AM EDT2017-04-24 14:57:09 GMT

    By writing a letter, emailing through my website, or calling my office, you can always voice your thoughts and concerns about the federal government and my work in the United States Senate.

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    By writing a letter, emailing through my website, or calling my office, you can always voice your thoughts and concerns about the federal government and my work in the United States Senate.

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  • POV | Spicer has earned the boot

    POV | Spicer has earned the boot

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-04-20 16:35:09 GMT

    A press secretary’s responsibility is to get your story out, clearly and favorably. But when your press secretary becomes the story, then you have a problem. 

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    A press secretary’s responsibility is to get your story out, clearly and favorably. But when your press secretary becomes the story, then you have a problem. 

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  • POV | Schnatter Should Explain Himself

    POV | Schnatter Should Explain Himself

    Apr 18, 2017 04:00 PM2017-04-19 12:31:41 GMT

    Tom Jurich has been a treasure to Louisville, not just the university but the city. Since the late 90s, he’s done more to raise the national profile of our entire community than any other single person.

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    Tom Jurich has been a treasure to Louisville, not just the university but the city. Since the late 90s, he’s done more to raise the national profile of our entire community than any other single person.

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  • POV | The death of airline customer service

    POV | The death of airline customer service

    Thursday, April 13 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-04-13 19:25:43 GMT

    Remember when one of the airlines decided they could save hundreds of thousands by removing a few olives in their in-flight meals?

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    Remember when one of the airlines decided they could save hundreds of thousands by removing a few olives in their in-flight meals?

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  • POV | Get aggressive with graffiti

    POV | Get aggressive with graffiti

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:00:17 GMT

    It's become pretty clear that graffiti vandals aren’t likely to see the light and stop their defacement of public and private property on their own any time soon. So it’s obviously up to the rest of us to find a way to dampen their enthusiasm.

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    It's become pretty clear that graffiti vandals aren’t likely to see the light and stop their defacement of public and private property on their own any time soon. So it’s obviously up to the rest of us to find a way to dampen their enthusiasm.

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  • GUEST POV | Save the NEA

    GUEST POV | Save the NEA

    Friday, April 7 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-04-07 19:22:32 GMT

    The National Endowment for the Arts promotes and strengthens the creative capacity of communities across the nation by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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    The National Endowment for the Arts promotes and strengthens the creative capacity of communities across the nation by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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  • POV | Is smoking on the way out?

    POV | Is smoking on the way out?

    Thursday, April 6 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-04-06 19:43:03 GMT

    For a long time, the marriage between our state and the tobacco industry has been pretty one-sided – profitable for the industry, but deadly to a lot of Kentuckians. But could a divorce be brewing? That’s coming up on Point of View.

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    For a long time, the marriage between our state and the tobacco industry has been pretty one-sided – profitable for the industry, but deadly to a lot of Kentuckians. But could a divorce be brewing? That’s coming up on Point of View.

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  • GUEST POV | Kentucky's 2017 General Assembly

    GUEST POV | Kentucky's 2017 General Assembly

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-04-04 20:21:01 GMT

    The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly ended in Frankfort Thursday night, and even though it was only a short, 30-day session, it was historic. 

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    The 2017 Kentucky General Assembly ended in Frankfort Thursday night, and even though it was only a short, 30-day session, it was historic. 

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  • GUEST POV | Child Abuse Prevention Month

    GUEST POV | Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Friday, March 31 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-03-31 19:30:17 GMT

    I think we can all agree that there is never a good reason to hurt a child. Unfortunately, statistics prove me wrong.

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    I think we can all agree that there is never a good reason to hurt a child. Unfortunately, statistics prove me wrong.

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  • POV | New U of L Foundation Board begins the cleanup

    POV | New U of L Foundation Board begins the cleanup

    Friday, March 31 2017 7:13 AM EDT2017-03-31 11:13:20 GMT

    It appears the out of control spending situation surrounding the University of Louisville Foundation is finally coming under some control.

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    It appears the out of control spending situation surrounding the University of Louisville Foundation is finally coming under some control.

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  • POV | Republican leadership fumbled Obamacare repeal

    POV | Republican leadership fumbled Obamacare repeal

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-03-28 20:00:24 GMT

    Now that the attempt to replace Obamacare with an alternate Republican plan has failed, the question is, why?

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    Now that the attempt to replace Obamacare with an alternate Republican plan has failed, the question is, why?

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  • POV | Flawed audit shouldn't be paid for

    POV | Flawed audit shouldn't be paid for

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:53:14 GMT

    Not only is a full refund of the study's cost overdue, but I believe a lawsuit to recover additional damages is certainly in order.

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    Not only is a full refund of the study's cost overdue, but I believe a lawsuit to recover additional damages is certainly in order.

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  • POV | Fischer not a rude host

    POV | Fischer not a rude host

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-03-21 20:01:34 GMT

    When yesterday’s rally in Louisville for President Trump was announced, I wasn’t surprised to hear that two of Mr. Trump’s bitterest opponents, Kentucky Third District Representative John Yarmuth and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, would be avoiding the event.

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    When yesterday’s rally in Louisville for President Trump was announced, I wasn’t surprised to hear that two of Mr. Trump’s bitterest opponents, Kentucky Third District Representative John Yarmuth and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, would be avoiding the event.

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  • POV | Go big with Bellarmine

    POV | Go big with Bellarmine

    Thursday, March 16 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-03-16 20:50:54 GMT

    The Cards and Cats may be getting most of the attention, but another local school is in the middle of its own basketball championship run.

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    The Cards and Cats may be getting most of the attention, but another local school is in the middle of its own basketball championship run.

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  • POV | The Bigots are Feeling Empowered

    POV | The Bigots are Feeling Empowered

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-03-14 20:00:21 GMT

    A few weeks ago, I criticized what I called “the overall coarsening of human interaction that’s been plaguing America,” and my example was the rude, obnoxious behavior that’s often exhibited by fans at sports events.

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    A few weeks ago, I criticized what I called “the overall coarsening of human interaction that’s been plaguing America,” and my example was the rude, obnoxious behavior that’s often exhibited by fans at sports events.

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  • POV | Graffiti -- a battle of wills

    POV | Graffiti -- a battle of wills

    Thursday, March 9 2017 1:18 PM EST2017-03-09 18:18:21 GMT

    While graffiti is still as prevalent as ever in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, the sad truth now is that no area is free from its ugly presence.

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    While graffiti is still as prevalent as ever in downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, the sad truth now is that no area is free from its ugly presence.

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  • POV | River Road plan has merit

    POV | River Road plan has merit

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 7:19 AM EST2017-03-08 12:19:57 GMT

    I recently criticized an announced plan to narrow River Road to make it more bike-accessible. But since then, more details have emerged that have altered my thinking a little – at least, with a few remaining reservations.

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    I recently criticized an announced plan to narrow River Road to make it more bike-accessible. But since then, more details have emerged that have altered my thinking a little – at least, with a few remaining reservations.

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  • POV | A new Trump on display

    POV | A new Trump on display

    Monday, March 6 2017 7:43 AM EST2017-03-06 12:43:05 GMT

    After more than a month of him issuing petty Tweets, picking needless fights and going off-script to deliver ego-fueled rants, I was extremely pleased to see him present a new, much more mature persona.

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    After more than a month of him issuing petty Tweets, picking needless fights and going off-script to deliver ego-fueled rants, I was extremely pleased to see him present a new, much more mature persona.

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  • POV | Bad Behavior Mars Sports Events

    POV | Bad Behavior Mars Sports Events

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-28 21:00:20 GMT

    The sad thing about the screaming slurs that an agitated Tar Heel fan directed at U of L coach Rick Pitino during last week’s North Carolina game is that such behavior has now become pretty much routine at sports events.

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    The sad thing about the screaming slurs that an agitated Tar Heel fan directed at U of L coach Rick Pitino during last week’s North Carolina game is that such behavior has now become pretty much routine at sports events.

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  • POV | Guest Editorial - Children in crisis

    POV | Guest Editorial - Children in crisis

    Friday, February 24 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-02-24 20:59:02 GMT

    According to the Department of Community Based Services, there are currently over 8,100 children in out-of-home care across Kentucky. 

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    According to the Department of Community Based Services, there are currently over 8,100 children in out-of-home care across Kentucky. 

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels

    POV | Darts and Laurels

    Friday, February 24 2017 8:32 AM EST2017-02-24 13:32:09 GMT

    Time again for some Darts and Laurels.

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    Time again for some Darts and Laurels.

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  • POV | Trump is making it easy for his enemies

    POV | Trump is making it easy for his enemies

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-21 21:00:14 GMT

    There’s very little more cringe-worthy than hearing someone support one of your positions while sounding foolish in the process.

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    There’s very little more cringe-worthy than hearing someone support one of your positions while sounding foolish in the process.

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  • POV | Police HQ Mess Isn’t a New Problem

    POV | Police HQ Mess Isn’t a New Problem

    Friday, February 17 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-02-17 20:00:13 GMT

    Mayor Fischer is saying all the right things about it being a “horrible situation.” And he’s now moving many workers to other locations and announcing plans to discuss building a new police headquarters. But why was nothing done earlier

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    Mayor Fischer is saying all the right things about it being a “horrible situation.” And he’s now moving many workers to other locations and announcing plans to discuss building a new police headquarters. But why was nothing done earlier

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  • POV | JCPS is not a disaster

    POV | JCPS is not a disaster

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-14 21:00:18 GMT

    Last week Governor Bevin said JCPS is a “disaster.” I disagree. I think JCPS has problems and challenges, but it also has many great teachers who are dedicated to giving their students the best education possible.

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    Last week Governor Bevin said JCPS is a “disaster.” I disagree. I think JCPS has problems and challenges, but it also has many great teachers who are dedicated to giving their students the best education possible.

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  • POV | Safe Haven policy was unnecessary

    POV | Safe Haven policy was unnecessary

    Thursday, February 9 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-02-09 20:41:18 GMT

    It should actually be pretty easy to keep illegals out of our schools from the start.

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    It should actually be pretty easy to keep illegals out of our schools from the start.

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  • POV | Charter Schools Deserve Consideration

    POV | Charter Schools Deserve Consideration

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-02-07 21:00:19 GMT

    With Republicans dominating Frankfort, the charter school issue is now getting a lot more serious discussion in Kentucky.

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    With Republicans dominating Frankfort, the charter school issue is now getting a lot more serious discussion in Kentucky.

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  • POV | Bill to weaken merger is a bad idea

    POV | Bill to weaken merger is a bad idea

    Thursday, February 2 2017 1:34 PM EST2017-02-02 18:34:17 GMT

    With supposedly-merged Metro Louisville already having different tax rates and offering different services depending on where you live, why would anyone want to add to the confusion? 

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    With supposedly-merged Metro Louisville already having different tax rates and offering different services depending on where you live, why would anyone want to add to the confusion? 

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  • POV | Old Louisville’s food situation is desperate

    POV | Old Louisville’s food situation is desperate

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-31 21:00:18 GMT

    It’s always easy to find problems. But it’s often more difficult to identify villains to blame for those problems.

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    It’s always easy to find problems. But it’s often more difficult to identify villains to blame for those problems.

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  • POV | President Trump needs a thicker skin

    POV | President Trump needs a thicker skin

    Thursday, January 26 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-26 21:00:06 GMT

    After just a week in the White House, President Trump has already declared his first war. But the enemy in this case is a poorly chosen one. 

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    After just a week in the White House, President Trump has already declared his first war. But the enemy in this case is a poorly chosen one. 

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  • POV | One less smoke-filled backroom in Kentucky politics

    POV | One less smoke-filled backroom in Kentucky politics

    Thursday, January 19 2017 2:53 PM EST2017-01-19 19:53:00 GMT

    When you’re the one paying the bills, you like to know how the money’s being spent. But one longstanding backroom deal in Frankfort has been keeping Kentuckians in the dark about one big expense. 

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    When you’re the one paying the bills, you like to know how the money’s being spent. But one longstanding backroom deal in Frankfort has been keeping Kentuckians in the dark about one big expense. 

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  • GUEST POV | Supersedeas Bond Bill

    GUEST POV | Supersedeas Bond Bill

    Friday, January 13 2017 3:36 PM EST2017-01-13 20:36:39 GMT

    Supersedeas Bond… it doesn’t roll off the tongue, and it might make you want to fall asleep.  But PAY ATTENTION, the meaning of it could change economic development in this region forever. 

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    Supersedeas Bond… it doesn’t roll off the tongue, and it might make you want to fall asleep.  But PAY ATTENTION, the meaning of it could change economic development in this region forever. 

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  • POV | Private Bridge Maintenance a Good Idea

    POV | Private Bridge Maintenance a Good Idea

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-10 21:00:16 GMT

    If you bought a new car, would you be more comfortable with its maintenance being the responsibility of the manufacturer who designed and built it? Or a government agency called something like “Department of Automotive Upkeep?”

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    If you bought a new car, would you be more comfortable with its maintenance being the responsibility of the manufacturer who designed and built it? Or a government agency called something like “Department of Automotive Upkeep?”

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  • MCCONNELL | Obamacare repeal good for Kentucky

    MCCONNELL | Obamacare repeal good for Kentucky

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 9:23 AM EST2017-01-10 14:23:48 GMT

    I hope Democrats will agree to work with us on developing a replacement system. I hope they listen to the American people who have rejected the Obamacare promises.

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    I hope Democrats will agree to work with us on developing a replacement system. I hope they listen to the American people who have rejected the Obamacare promises.

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  • Guest POV | Kentucky Chamber Legislative Wish List

    Guest POV | Kentucky Chamber Legislative Wish List

    Saturday, January 7 2017 11:20 AM EST2017-01-07 16:20:01 GMT

    When the Kentucky General Assembly convened in Frankfort on Tuesday, it was historic! It marked the first time in almost a century since Republicans controlled the House of Representatives.

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    When the Kentucky General Assembly convened in Frankfort on Tuesday, it was historic! It marked the first time in almost a century since Republicans controlled the House of Representatives.

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  • POV | Social crusades will hurt economic reform

    POV | Social crusades will hurt economic reform

    Thursday, January 5 2017 3:35 PM EST2017-01-05 20:35:51 GMT

    Ever since the Republicans won the legislative majority in both statehouses in Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin has promised a strong focus on passing bills that would foster a stronger economy and business climate in this year's session.

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    Ever since the Republicans won the legislative majority in both statehouses in Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin has promised a strong focus on passing bills that would foster a stronger economy and business climate in this year's session.

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  • POV | Liberalism Lost the Popular Vote

    POV | Liberalism Lost the Popular Vote

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 4:00 PM EST2017-01-03 21:00:18 GMT

    Since November’s election, many have questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s electoral victory by pointing out that Hillary Clinton actually received nearly three million more popular votes than Trump.

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    Since November’s election, many have questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s electoral victory by pointing out that Hillary Clinton actually received nearly three million more popular votes than Trump.

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels (12/29/16)

    POV | Darts and Laurels (12/29/16)

    Thursday, December 29 2016 4:59 PM EST2016-12-29 21:59:48 GMT

    Time for some year-end Darts and Laurels.

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    Time for some year-end Darts and Laurels.

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  • POV | Remembering the good with the bad of 2016

    POV | Remembering the good with the bad of 2016

    Tuesday, December 27 2016 3:46 PM EST2016-12-27 20:46:30 GMT

    The end of the year is a good time to be reflective.  

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    The end of the year is a good time to be reflective.  

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  • POV | Jurich is doing his part in the YUM! deal

    POV | Jurich is doing his part in the YUM! deal

    Thursday, December 22 2016 4:53 PM EST2016-12-22 21:53:01 GMT

    The Yum! Center is not generating the money it was projected to. Some people have pointed at the U of L athletic department saying U of L isn't paying its fair share. I disagree.

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    The Yum! Center is not generating the money it was projected to. Some people have pointed at the U of L athletic department saying U of L isn't paying its fair share. I disagree.

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  • POV | The Revolving Door of Crime

    POV | The Revolving Door of Crime

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-20 21:00:18 GMT

    Given 2016’s unprecedented local gun violence, what it will take to break the cycle?

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    Given 2016’s unprecedented local gun violence, what it will take to break the cycle?

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  • POV | U of L probation needs attention - now!

    POV | U of L probation needs attention - now!

    Thursday, December 15 2016 3:11 PM EST2016-12-15 20:11:04 GMT

    Last week's news that U of L has officially been placed on probation by its accrediting agency should provide a big wake-up call - not just for the school, but for our city

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    Last week's news that U of L has officially been placed on probation by its accrediting agency should provide a big wake-up call - not just for the school, but for our city

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  • POV | No Simple Answer to Murder Epidemic

    POV | No Simple Answer to Murder Epidemic

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-13 21:00:18 GMT

    Back in June, 50 people had already been murdered in Louisville in 2016, and I said that by New Year’s Day, 50 more Louisvillians would be shot dead.

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    Back in June, 50 people had already been murdered in Louisville in 2016, and I said that by New Year’s Day, 50 more Louisvillians would be shot dead.

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  • MCCONNELL | Protecting health care benefits for Kentucky’s miner retirees

    MCCONNELL | Protecting health care benefits for Kentucky’s miner retirees

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 10:43 AM EST2016-12-13 15:43:43 GMT

    One of the unfortunate legacies of the Obama Administration has been its zeal for overregulation, which has played a major role in closing coal mines and killing coal jobs across the nation.

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    One of the unfortunate legacies of the Obama Administration has been its zeal for overregulation, which has played a major role in closing coal mines and killing coal jobs across the nation.

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  • POV | Tolls are too high

    POV | Tolls are too high

    Thursday, December 8 2016 3:29 PM EST2016-12-08 20:29:25 GMT

    Despite my thoughts earlier this week regarding better ways to pay for the new Ohio River Bridges than tolls, I'm afraid that ship has already sailed. But is the system we're about to put into effect really the fairest for everyone?

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    Despite my thoughts earlier this week regarding better ways to pay for the new Ohio River Bridges than tolls, I'm afraid that ship has already sailed. But is the system we're about to put into effect really the fairest for everyone?

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  • POV | Are tolls the right solution?

    POV | Are tolls the right solution?

    Tuesday, December 6 2016 4:00 PM EST2016-12-06 21:00:16 GMT

    Both new bridges will be open for business soon and, of course, we’ll be paying tolls to use them.

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    Both new bridges will be open for business soon and, of course, we’ll be paying tolls to use them.

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  • POV | What now for Cuba?

    POV | What now for Cuba?

    Thursday, December 1 2016 3:15 PM EST2016-12-01 20:15:07 GMT

    Now that Fidel Castro as a figurehead no longer exists, it's my hope that President Trump will see the small opening that has been created, not as an end in itself, but as an opportunity to achieve much, much more.

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    Now that Fidel Castro as a figurehead no longer exists, it's my hope that President Trump will see the small opening that has been created, not as an end in itself, but as an opportunity to achieve much, much more.

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  • POV | If I ruled the world

    POV | If I ruled the world

    Tuesday, November 29 2016 2:34 PM EST2016-11-29 19:34:13 GMT

    Every now and then, I like to dream about what I would do if I ruled the world.  

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    Every now and then, I like to dream about what I would do if I ruled the world.  

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  • POV | Happy Thanksgiving

    POV | Happy Thanksgiving

    Thursday, November 24 2016 7:24 AM EST2016-11-24 12:24:35 GMT

    Considering the distressing levels of homicide and other violence in Louisville, as well as the overflow of personal incivility that accompanied our recent election, some might regard 2016 as a year that can’t be over soon enough. But I still think it’s worth celebrating, and here are a few of the reasons.

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    Considering the distressing levels of homicide and other violence in Louisville, as well as the overflow of personal incivility that accompanied our recent election, some might regard 2016 as a year that can’t be over soon enough. But I still think it’s worth celebrating, and here are a few of the reasons.

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  • POV | Walmart: The mayor did all he could

    POV | Walmart: The mayor did all he could

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 5:12 PM EST2016-11-22 22:12:05 GMT

    Last week I said the mayor should share in the blame for losing the Walmart in west Louisville.

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    Last week I said the mayor should share in the blame for losing the Walmart in west Louisville.

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  • GUEST POV | VA's credibility damaged by environmental study

    GUEST POV | VA's credibility damaged by environmental study

    Friday, November 18 2016 4:56 PM EST2016-11-18 21:56:53 GMT

    I had hoped that this EIS process would restore accountability and common sense, but instead it missed the point and further damaged the VA's credibility.  

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    I had hoped that this EIS process would restore accountability and common sense, but instead it missed the point and further damaged the VA's credibility.  

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  • POV | Hey Walmart! We have a few demands!

    POV | Hey Walmart! We have a few demands!

    Thursday, November 17 2016 3:35 PM EST2016-11-17 20:35:53 GMT

    Too many of us were too silent while egos and greed chased a great investment out of an area that desperately needed it.  

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    Too many of us were too silent while egos and greed chased a great investment out of an area that desperately needed it.  

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  • POV | A few post-election complaints

    POV | A few post-election complaints

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 4:04 PM EST2016-11-15 21:04:17 GMT

    I have a few post elections complaints. I think peaceful protesting is fine. Turning them into riots and looting is not.

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    I have a few post elections complaints. I think peaceful protesting is fine. Turning them into riots and looting is not.

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  • POV | Trump is Now Everyone's President

    POV | Trump is Now Everyone's President

    Thursday, November 10 2016 3:41 PM EST2016-11-10 20:41:27 GMT

    He will be our president and we all need him to be successful.

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    He will be our president and we all need him to be successful.

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  • POV | Unbiased journalism applies to all

    POV | Unbiased journalism applies to all

    Monday, November 7 2016 4:01 PM EST2016-11-07 21:01:40 GMT

    Last week, I did an editorial about the national media’s bias against the wealthy, the conservatives and the Republicans. I said that is it so obvious during this election cycle that the national media is barely trying to hide it anymore.

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    Last week, I did an editorial about the national media’s bias against the wealthy, the conservatives and the Republicans. I said that is it so obvious during this election cycle that the national media is barely trying to hide it anymore.

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  • POV | A sad time for journalism

    POV | A sad time for journalism

    Friday, November 4 2016 8:02 AM EDT2016-11-04 12:02:25 GMT

    Donald Trump says the media is trying to rig the election for Hillary Clinton through biased reporting. On this point he isn't wrong.

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    Donald Trump says the media is trying to rig the election for Hillary Clinton through biased reporting. On this point he isn't wrong.

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  • POV | Not voting still not an option

    POV | Not voting still not an option

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-10-25 20:10:26 GMT

    I said back in the spring that we are probably going to elect one of the worst, if not the worst, presidents in our history. It looks like we're still on track.

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    I said back in the spring that we are probably going to elect one of the worst, if not the worst, presidents in our history. It looks like we're still on track.

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  • POV | Fixed election is a myth

    POV | Fixed election is a myth

    Thursday, October 20 2016 3:35 PM EDT2016-10-20 19:35:44 GMT

    Some people view any competition in these simple terms: I can’t possibly be beaten -- unless the game is rigged. And while some would call that confidence, I call it something else. 

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    Some people view any competition in these simple terms: I can’t possibly be beaten -- unless the game is rigged. And while some would call that confidence, I call it something else. 

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  • POV | U of L needs to end the secrecy

    POV | U of L needs to end the secrecy

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-10-18 20:00:17 GMT

    The current unrest at U of L has raised many hard questions – both within the university community and the city and state at large. But hard facts about the situation have been difficult to come by.

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    The current unrest at U of L has raised many hard questions – both within the university community and the city and state at large. But hard facts about the situation have been difficult to come by.

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