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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 | 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 | 'None of the above' should be an option

    POV | 'None of the above' should be an option

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:00:20 GMT

    During just about every election – and especially the last one – I hear many people say they wish they had the choice of voting for “None of the Above.”

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    During just about every election – and especially the last one – I hear many people say they wish they had the choice of voting for “None of the Above.”

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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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  • POV | Should begging be outlawed?

    POV | Should begging be outlawed?

    Thursday, October 13 2016 2:39 PM EDT2016-10-13 18:39:41 GMT

    It's rarely fun being panhandled. But do cities have the right to ban the practice completely?

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    It's rarely fun being panhandled. But do cities have the right to ban the practice completely?

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  • POV | Religious Freedom laws mean anything but

    POV | Religious Freedom laws mean anything but

    Tuesday, October 11 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-10-11 20:00:17 GMT

    If Kentucky is serious about attracting new businesses to the state, one thing we must do is resist the temptation to pass any so-called “religious freedom” laws like the ones that are currently wreaking havoc in North Carolina and elsewhere.

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    If Kentucky is serious about attracting new businesses to the state, one thing we must do is resist the temptation to pass any so-called “religious freedom” laws like the ones that are currently wreaking havoc in North Carolina and elsewhere.

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  • POV | A felony shouldn't necessarily be a disqualifier

    POV | A felony shouldn't necessarily be a disqualifier

    Thursday, October 6 2016 3:13 PM EDT2016-10-06 19:13:23 GMT

    A lot of decent jobs are staying unfilled because of one single restriction that disqualifies many applicants. But is that restriction worth preserving? 

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    A lot of decent jobs are staying unfilled because of one single restriction that disqualifies many applicants. But is that restriction worth preserving? 

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  • POV | JCPS' 'Me Too' policy should be abolished

    POV | JCPS' 'Me Too' policy should be abolished

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-10-04 20:00:18 GMT

    Last week, The Jefferson County Board of Education approved an agreement with its teacher union that gives teachers an $820 raise this school year and a two percent raise next school year. I’m OK with this, since the raises seem reasonable and we should do all we can to keep our good teachers from leaving for higher-paying systems.

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    Last week, The Jefferson County Board of Education approved an agreement with its teacher union that gives teachers an $820 raise this school year and a two percent raise next school year. I’m OK with this, since the raises seem reasonable and we should do all we can to keep our good teachers from leaving for higher-paying systems.

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  • POV | Louisville must promote itself

    POV | Louisville must promote itself

    Thursday, September 29 2016 3:52 PM EDT2016-09-29 19:52:53 GMT

    As children, most of us were taught that making yourself the center of attention isn’t the best behavior. But sometimes, that’s the exact behavior that’s needed when you’re getting lost in the shuffle

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    As children, most of us were taught that making yourself the center of attention isn’t the best behavior. But sometimes, that’s the exact behavior that’s needed when you’re getting lost in the shuffle

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  • The presidential debate: This year does it really matter who won or lost?

    The presidential debate: This year does it really matter who won or lost?

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 4:20 PM EDT2016-09-27 20:20:42 GMT

    Monday’s night’s showdown between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton was the largest televised debate in U.S. history.

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    Monday’s night’s showdown between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton was the largest televised debate in U.S. history.

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  • POV | Solving the Unsolvable

    POV | Solving the Unsolvable

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-27 20:00:19 GMT

    While watching Monday night’s Presidential debate, I was struck by the number of problems discussed that – despite what the candidates may say – seem to actually have no solution.

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    While watching Monday night’s Presidential debate, I was struck by the number of problems discussed that – despite what the candidates may say – seem to actually have no solution.

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  • POV | Has the time actually come for U of L Football?

    POV | Has the time actually come for U of L Football?

    Thursday, September 22 2016 1:50 PM EDT2016-09-22 17:50:46 GMT

    One of this year’s biggest local news stories is the amazing start to the season by the University of Louisville football team.

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    One of this year’s biggest local news stories is the amazing start to the season by the University of Louisville football team.

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  • POV | Debates should be restricted to real contenders

    POV | Debates should be restricted to real contenders

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-20 20:00:18 GMT

    A Wall Street Journal article last week made the case that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson deserves a spot in next Monday’s first Presidential debate. The article was written by Mr. Johnson’s campaign manager Ron Nielson, but he still makes several compelling points.

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    A Wall Street Journal article last week made the case that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson deserves a spot in next Monday’s first Presidential debate. The article was written by Mr. Johnson’s campaign manager Ron Nielson, but he still makes several compelling points.

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  • POV | Parking lots should pay their fair share

    POV | Parking lots should pay their fair share

    Thursday, September 15 2016 5:01 PM EDT2016-09-15 21:01:09 GMT

    Business First’s report last week that the large parking lot at 300 West Broadway has sold for $3 million to a Las Vegas company really should raise some eyebrows.

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    Business First’s report last week that the large parking lot at 300 West Broadway has sold for $3 million to a Las Vegas company really should raise some eyebrows.

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  • POV | University Foundation needs transparency

    POV | University Foundation needs transparency

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-09-13 20:00:16 GMT

    The University of Louisville Foundation supposedly exists to help move U of L into the top tier of public universities. But it appears it may have been more concerned lately with secretively enriching a select few on the University’s organizational chart.

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    The University of Louisville Foundation supposedly exists to help move U of L into the top tier of public universities. But it appears it may have been more concerned lately with secretively enriching a select few on the University’s organizational chart.

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  • GUEST POV | Fairness Campaign Rebuts Farm Bureau Point of View

    GUEST POV | Fairness Campaign Rebuts Farm Bureau Point of View

    Monday, September 12 2016 4:47 PM EDT2016-09-12 20:47:45 GMT

    Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, responds to WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb's criticism of LEO Weekly.

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    Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, responds to WDRB President and General Manager Bill Lamb's criticism of LEO Weekly.

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  • POV | Time to wage war on graffiti

    POV | Time to wage war on graffiti

    Thursday, September 8 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-09-08 20:30:12 GMT

    Louisville, we have a problem -- specifically, the huge increase in graffiti that's evident in large parts of the city lately. 

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    Louisville, we have a problem -- specifically, the huge increase in graffiti that's evident in large parts of the city lately. 

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  • BILL LAMB | Donate to the American Red Cross

    BILL LAMB | Donate to the American Red Cross

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 4:50 PM EDT2016-09-06 20:50:05 GMT

    WDRB is making a $10,000 donation this week to the Red Cross and many of our employees are making their own contributions. I would encourage you to join us...

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    WDRB is making a $10,000 donation this week to the Red Cross and many of our employees are making their own contributions. I would encourage you to join us...

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  • POV | Colin Kaepernick is on his own

    POV | Colin Kaepernick is on his own

    Thursday, September 1 2016 3:00 PM EDT2016-09-01 19:00:10 GMT

    What's really left to say about San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the National Anthem to protest wrongdoings against minorities in the United States?

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    What's really left to say about San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit down during the National Anthem to protest wrongdoings against minorities in the United States?

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  • POV | LEO's gay stance is intolerant

    POV | LEO's gay stance is intolerant

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-08-30 20:00:18 GMT

    If the gay community wants more tolerance and acceptance, then they need to respect other people’s core values and stop screaming that anyone who doesn’t support every aspect of the gay agenda is a hater.

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    If the gay community wants more tolerance and acceptance, then they need to respect other people’s core values and stop screaming that anyone who doesn’t support every aspect of the gay agenda is a hater.

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  • MCCONNELL | Once-Broken Senate is Working Again

    MCCONNELL | Once-Broken Senate is Working Again

    Monday, August 29 2016 4:36 PM EDT2016-08-29 20:36:42 GMT

    In this op-ed piece, Mitch McConnell says that in the time since he became the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, "it's clear the Senate really is back to work."

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    In this op-ed piece, Mitch McConnell says that in the time since he became the U.S. Senate Majority Leader, "it's clear the Senate really is back to work."

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  • POV | The Lesson of Lochte's downfall

    POV | The Lesson of Lochte's downfall

    Thursday, August 25 2016 4:19 PM EDT2016-08-25 20:19:04 GMT

    You can make the right decision 999 times, but a single bad decision can make everyone forget all the good ones, and follow you around for the rest of your life.

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    You can make the right decision 999 times, but a single bad decision can make everyone forget all the good ones, and follow you around for the rest of your life.

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  • POV | Prison Overcrowding is a Complex Problem

    POV | Prison Overcrowding is a Complex Problem

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-08-23 20:00:15 GMT

    Overcrowding in our prisons and jails is a huge problem, both locally and nationally. But no matter what’s suggested as a solution, it seems guaranteed to enrage a large number of people.

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    Overcrowding in our prisons and jails is a huge problem, both locally and nationally. But no matter what’s suggested as a solution, it seems guaranteed to enrage a large number of people.

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  • POV | An open letter to Donald J. Trump

    POV | An open letter to Donald J. Trump

    Thursday, August 18 2016 4:09 PM EDT2016-08-18 20:09:10 GMT

    This is an open letter to Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for President of the United States.

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    This is an open letter to Donald J. Trump, Republican candidate for President of the United States.

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  • POV | Straight Ticket Voting a Bad Idea

    POV | Straight Ticket Voting a Bad Idea

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-08-16 20:00:15 GMT

    One of the things that’s always seemed wrong to me is the option we’re given at the polls to vote a straight party ticket with a single check mark or pull of a lever, because this has always made it too easy for the results of the highest-profile races – like this year’s Presidential battle – to have a disproportionate influence over down-ballot races that really should be considered independently.

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    One of the things that’s always seemed wrong to me is the option we’re given at the polls to vote a straight party ticket with a single check mark or pull of a lever, because this has always made it too easy for the results of the highest-profile races – like this year’s Presidential battle – to have a disproportionate influence over down-ballot races that really should be considered independently.

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  • POV | A tale of two downtowns

    POV | A tale of two downtowns

    Thursday, August 11 2016 4:01 PM EDT2016-08-11 20:01:49 GMT

    I’m sad to still hear some people call downtown a terribly dangerous place they’d never dare visit.

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    I’m sad to still hear some people call downtown a terribly dangerous place they’d never dare visit.

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  • POV | Chicago police shooting justified

    POV | Chicago police shooting justified

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 3:00 PM EDT2016-08-09 19:00:16 GMT

    Late last week, an unarmed African American male was shot in the back by a Chicago cop and died. Those are the only facts necessary to get some people all agitated again with the police. The rest of the facts seem inconvenient.

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    Late last week, an unarmed African American male was shot in the back by a Chicago cop and died. Those are the only facts necessary to get some people all agitated again with the police. The rest of the facts seem inconvenient.

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  • GUEST POV | National Alliance on Mental Illness

    GUEST POV | National Alliance on Mental Illness

    Monday, August 8 2016 5:03 PM EDT2016-08-08 21:03:16 GMT

    The Louisville affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has one primary mission – to end the stigma of mental illness and make recovery possible for individuals and families affected by its impact.

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    The Louisville affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has one primary mission – to end the stigma of mental illness and make recovery possible for individuals and families affected by its impact.

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  • POV | The new novel nobody would believe

    POV | The new novel nobody would believe

    Thursday, August 4 2016 3:33 PM EDT2016-08-04 19:33:36 GMT

    I'm thinking about writing another book -- this time, a mystery.

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    I'm thinking about writing another book -- this time, a mystery.

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  • Gov. Pence endorses Paul Ryan despite Trump's reservations

    Gov. Pence endorses Paul Ryan despite Trump's reservations

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 3:18 PM EDT2016-08-03 19:18:35 GMT

    He may be his running mate, but Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is disagreeing with Donald Trump and endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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    He may be his running mate, but Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is disagreeing with Donald Trump and endorsing House Speaker Paul Ryan.

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  • POV | Fancy Farm: still relevant?

    POV | Fancy Farm: still relevant?

    Tuesday, August 2 2016 2:23 PM EDT2016-08-02 18:23:32 GMT

    One of Kentucky’s oldest political traditions will be renewed this coming weekend with this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Western Kentucky. And I really don’t know whether to celebrate or find a place to hide. 

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    One of Kentucky’s oldest political traditions will be renewed this coming weekend with this year’s Fancy Farm Picnic in Western Kentucky. And I really don’t know whether to celebrate or find a place to hide. 

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  • GUEST POV | AIDS Walk

    GUEST POV | AIDS Walk

    Friday, July 29 2016 3:33 PM EDT2016-07-29 19:33:41 GMT

    The Louisville AIDS Walk is a non-profit event and helps raise money for our friends, family and neighbors in Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana.

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    The Louisville AIDS Walk is a non-profit event and helps raise money for our friends, family and neighbors in Metro Louisville and Southern Indiana.

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  • Sen. Rand Paul says Donald Trump will win Kentucky

    Sen. Rand Paul says Donald Trump will win Kentucky

    Thursday, July 28 2016 4:48 PM EDT2016-07-28 20:48:37 GMT

    U.S.  Senator Rand Paul made that prediction during an interview with WDRB News on Thursday about the possible Trump effect on his own re-election campaign.

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    U.S.  Senator Rand Paul made that prediction during an interview with WDRB News on Thursday about the possible Trump effect on his own re-election campaign.

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  • POV | Bad smoking etiquette is anti-social

    POV | Bad smoking etiquette is anti-social

    Thursday, July 28 2016 3:18 PM EDT2016-07-28 19:18:51 GMT

    Someone really needs to fund a study to determine exactly what element contained in tobacco contributes to outsized feelings of entitlement and a blurred sense of civility and common decency among its consumers. 

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    Someone really needs to fund a study to determine exactly what element contained in tobacco contributes to outsized feelings of entitlement and a blurred sense of civility and common decency among its consumers. 

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  • POV | Where should the Confederate monument go?

    POV | Where should the Confederate monument go?

    Tuesday, July 26 2016 3:12 PM EDT2016-07-26 19:12:41 GMT

    Back in May, I said that because the Confederate monument near U of L is a memorial to people, not politics, it shouldn't be removed from its current site.

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    Back in May, I said that because the Confederate monument near U of L is a memorial to people, not politics, it shouldn't be removed from its current site.

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  • GUEST POV | Cut the Tape

    GUEST POV | Cut the Tape

    Friday, July 22 2016 5:01 PM EDT2016-07-22 21:01:49 GMT

    There are currently more than 4,500 administrative regulations in Kentucky. Of those 4,500 regulations, about 15% have not been reviewed since 1974. 

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    There are currently more than 4,500 administrative regulations in Kentucky. Of those 4,500 regulations, about 15% have not been reviewed since 1974. 

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  • POV | Summertime enterprise provides a great example

    POV | Summertime enterprise provides a great example

    Thursday, July 21 2016 2:54 PM EDT2016-07-21 18:54:15 GMT

    As a kid, I never got an allowance, but I always managed to raise some spending money in the summer by cutting lawns for a dollar or two. And in the winter, I also picked up cash by shoveling driveways. It wasn’t just lucrative, but it also gave me a sense of responsibility and kept me out of trouble.

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    As a kid, I never got an allowance, but I always managed to raise some spending money in the summer by cutting lawns for a dollar or two. And in the winter, I also picked up cash by shoveling driveways. It wasn’t just lucrative, but it also gave me a sense of responsibility and kept me out of trouble.

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  • POV | Facebook post deserved punishment

    POV | Facebook post deserved punishment

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 3:06 PM EDT2016-07-19 19:06:15 GMT

    Yes, freedom of speech is real. That means you won't be arrested by the government for what you say. But understand this -- so are the consequences of speech that runs counter to the values, goals and mission of your employer.

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    Yes, freedom of speech is real. That means you won't be arrested by the government for what you say. But understand this -- so are the consequences of speech that runs counter to the values, goals and mission of your employer.

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  • POV | Olympics look like a bust

    POV | Olympics look like a bust

    Thursday, July 14 2016 3:06 PM EDT2016-07-14 19:06:06 GMT

    The Summer Olympic Games are less than a month away and they look like they could be the worst in modern times.

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    The Summer Olympic Games are less than a month away and they look like they could be the worst in modern times.

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  • POV | The police still deserve our support

    POV | The police still deserve our support

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 4:53 PM EDT2016-07-12 20:53:33 GMT

    Police officers have always had my absolute support. And the tragic events of the past week have done nothing to change that.

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    Police officers have always had my absolute support. And the tragic events of the past week have done nothing to change that.

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  • POV | Why we editorialize

    POV | Why we editorialize

    Thursday, July 7 2016 2:47 PM EDT2016-07-07 18:47:30 GMT

     We've been doing television editorials at WDRB for over 14 years now. And we occasionally do an editorial just to talk about why we do editorials.  

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     We've been doing television editorials at WDRB for over 14 years now. And we occasionally do an editorial just to talk about why we do editorials.  

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  • POV | City vs. State on guns

    POV | City vs. State on guns

    Tuesday, July 5 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-07-05 20:30:12 GMT

    While I believe all law-abiding Americans have the right to own guns, I also think gun regulations should be made significantly tighter. 

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    While I believe all law-abiding Americans have the right to own guns, I also think gun regulations should be made significantly tighter. 

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels

    POV | Darts and Laurels

    Thursday, June 30 2016 3:21 PM EDT2016-06-30 19:21:09 GMT

    Time for some more Darts and Laurels.

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    Time for some more Darts and Laurels.

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  • POV | Buyer's remorse provides a painful lesson

    POV | Buyer's remorse provides a painful lesson

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 2:59 PM EDT2016-06-28 18:59:46 GMT

    Since England's vote to break away from the European Union, a lot of people are having second thoughts.

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    Since England's vote to break away from the European Union, a lot of people are having second thoughts.

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  • POV | If I ruled the world

    POV | If I ruled the world

    Thursday, June 23 2016 3:55 PM EDT2016-06-23 19:55:23 GMT

    I occasionally like to fantasize about what I'd do if I ruled the world, and now that I've saved up a couple new ideas, I'd like to share them with you.

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    I occasionally like to fantasize about what I'd do if I ruled the world, and now that I've saved up a couple new ideas, I'd like to share them with you.

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  • POV | Senseless killings need a solution

    POV | Senseless killings need a solution

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 3:45 PM EDT2016-06-21 19:45:45 GMT

    Here's a most sobering fact:  Do you realize that from this moment until New Year's Day, fifty Louisvillians will be shot dead? Fifty people who are walking around today -- fifty healthy people who don't think it will be them -- will be dead by the end of the year. Most of them will be men and most will be African American.  The past predicts the future, and so far this year, fifty people have been murdered in our city. We're at about the halfway point of the year, so you c...

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    Here's a most sobering fact:  Do you realize that from this moment until New Year's Day, fifty Louisvillians will be shot dead? Fifty people who are walking around today -- fifty healthy people who don't think it will be them -- will be dead by the end of the year. Most of them will be men and most will be African American.  The past predicts the future, and so far this year, fifty people have been murdered in our city. We're at about the halfway point of the year, so you c...

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  • POV | Zika inaction is deplorable

    POV | Zika inaction is deplorable

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 2:18 PM EDT2016-06-14 18:18:00 GMT

    To combat Zika, The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta is strongly recommending that Congress pass legislation to support the $1.9 billion in emergency funding requested by the President in February. 

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    To combat Zika, The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta is strongly recommending that Congress pass legislation to support the $1.9 billion in emergency funding requested by the President in February. 

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels

    POV | Darts and Laurels

    Thursday, June 9 2016 4:27 PM EDT2016-06-09 20:27:16 GMT

    Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.

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    Time for a few more Darts and Laurels.

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  • GUEST POV | Kentucky Should Help Grandparents Raising Children

    GUEST POV | Kentucky Should Help Grandparents Raising Children

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 4:52 PM EDT2016-06-07 20:52:26 GMT

    Since April of 2013, no new families have been able to participate in the State's Kinship Care Program, which provides modest financial support to relatives who are raising children. Funding was frozen and has not been restored.

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    Since April of 2013, no new families have been able to participate in the State's Kinship Care Program, which provides modest financial support to relatives who are raising children. Funding was frozen and has not been restored.

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  • POV | Accountability at the Zoo

    POV | Accountability at the Zoo

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 11:25 AM EDT2016-06-07 15:25:04 GMT

    Some people are still steamed about the gorilla tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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    Some people are still steamed about the gorilla tragedy at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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  • POV | In appreciation of Lonnie Ali

    POV | In appreciation of Lonnie Ali

    Monday, June 6 2016 5:12 PM EDT2016-06-06 21:12:46 GMT

    People have talked about Ali's greatness, but nobody has really mentioned Lonnie.

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    People have talked about Ali's greatness, but nobody has really mentioned Lonnie.

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  • POV | Kentucky Kingdom: So Important to this Community

    POV | Kentucky Kingdom: So Important to this Community

    Thursday, June 2 2016 4:59 PM EDT2016-06-02 20:59:19 GMT

    Bringing it back to life was so important to this community, but thank goodness, Ed Hart is a very tenacious guy! And we're all better off for it.

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    Bringing it back to life was so important to this community, but thank goodness, Ed Hart is a very tenacious guy! And we're all better off for it.

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  • POV | Personal pettiness in Frankfort

    POV | Personal pettiness in Frankfort

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-05-31 20:00:18 GMT

    Kentucky can always use a good leader. But it seems that recently we have too many, and they’re all pulling us in opposite directions.

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    Kentucky can always use a good leader. But it seems that recently we have too many, and they’re all pulling us in opposite directions.

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  • POV | Memorial Day: Remember the Meaning

    POV | Memorial Day: Remember the Meaning

    Thursday, May 26 2016 4:04 PM EDT2016-05-26 20:04:41 GMT

    If you happen to encounter one of those veterans -- or anyone who's lost a son, daughter, husband, wife, father or mother in the defense of America -- don't wish them a "Happy Memorial Day." Because for them, it's probably not all that happy.

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    If you happen to encounter one of those veterans -- or anyone who's lost a son, daughter, husband, wife, father or mother in the defense of America -- don't wish them a "Happy Memorial Day." Because for them, it's probably not all that happy.

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  • POV | Public schools are everyone's responsibility

    POV | Public schools are everyone's responsibility

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 3:42 PM EDT2016-05-24 19:42:54 GMT

    During the recent discussion about Jefferson County Schools, I was troubled to learn that many people don't think they should have to pay property taxes to support county schools if they don't have any children in school.

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    During the recent discussion about Jefferson County Schools, I was troubled to learn that many people don't think they should have to pay property taxes to support county schools if they don't have any children in school.

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  • POV | Trump defies the odds

    POV | Trump defies the odds

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 11:24 AM EDT2016-05-18 15:24:16 GMT

    I’d like to talk about Donald Trump for a minute.

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    I’d like to talk about Donald Trump for a minute.

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  • POV | JCPS - An Apology and a Clarification

    POV | JCPS - An Apology and a Clarification

    Friday, May 13 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-05-13 20:30:12 GMT

    On Thursday, I did an editorial in support of Dr. Hargens...that's fine with me when the discussion is raging like it is. Much of what people disagreed with, however, is stuff I never said.

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    On Thursday, I did an editorial in support of Dr. Hargens...that's fine with me when the discussion is raging like it is. Much of what people disagreed with, however, is stuff I never said.

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  • POV | Dr. Hargens Deserves a Break

    POV | Dr. Hargens Deserves a Break

    Friday, May 13 2016 8:55 AM EDT2016-05-13 12:55:27 GMT

    Her job is to manage a beast of an organization, she is doing a good job, and she has my full support.

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    Her job is to manage a beast of an organization, she is doing a good job, and she has my full support.

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  • POV | A teacher pay freeze is unlikely

    POV | A teacher pay freeze is unlikely

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 7:55 AM EDT2016-05-11 11:55:19 GMT

    The first comprehensive salary review of Jefferson County Schools since 1979 found that its employees are some of the highest paid among their counterparts in Louisville’s peer systems.

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    The first comprehensive salary review of Jefferson County Schools since 1979 found that its employees are some of the highest paid among their counterparts in Louisville’s peer systems.

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  • POV | The statue should remain

    POV | The statue should remain

    Friday, May 6 2016 4:43 AM EDT2016-05-06 08:43:33 GMT

    The controversy over the removal of the Confederate monument near U of L makes me wonder -- was the Civil War so offensive that we should strike any remembrance of it off the face of the earth?

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    The controversy over the removal of the Confederate monument near U of L makes me wonder -- was the Civil War so offensive that we should strike any remembrance of it off the face of the earth?

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  • POV | Welcome to Louisville

    POV | Welcome to Louisville

    Thursday, May 5 2016 4:16 PM EDT2016-05-05 20:16:21 GMT

    Aside from Derby Festival events, we're also proud of many other great Louisville attractions, and while you're here, we hope you'll experience as many of them as possible.

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    Aside from Derby Festival events, we're also proud of many other great Louisville attractions, and while you're here, we hope you'll experience as many of them as possible.

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  • POV Guest Editorial | Arts Master Plan

    POV Guest Editorial | Arts Master Plan

    Friday, April 29 2016 2:47 PM EDT2016-04-29 18:47:58 GMT
    Liam FelsenLiam Felsen

    The arts and cultural sector is at the forefront of enhancing Louisville’s reputation, economic growth, tourism, and quality of life. 

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    The arts and cultural sector is at the forefront of enhancing Louisville’s reputation, economic growth, tourism, and quality of life. 

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  • POV | Thunder Thanks

    POV | Thunder Thanks

    Thursday, April 28 2016 3:33 PM EDT2016-04-28 19:33:19 GMT

    Now that WDRB’s Thunder Over Louisville telecast is over, I’d like to congratulate the many other people who were doing their own spectacular jobs while we were doing ours

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    Now that WDRB’s Thunder Over Louisville telecast is over, I’d like to congratulate the many other people who were doing their own spectacular jobs while we were doing ours

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  • POV | No extra subsidies for E. Broadway development

    POV | No extra subsidies for E. Broadway development

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-04-26 20:00:19 GMT

    A battle of wills is going on along East Broadway, where developer Edwards Companies is threatening to abandon plans for two new apartment complexes if they don’t get the kind of tax breaks they think they deserve from city government.

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    A battle of wills is going on along East Broadway, where developer Edwards Companies is threatening to abandon plans for two new apartment complexes if they don’t get the kind of tax breaks they think they deserve from city government.

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  • POV | A Must-See Thunder

    POV | A Must-See Thunder

    Thursday, April 21 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-04-21 20:30:11 GMT

    I'm confident that this will be the single largest, most complex live television event ever produced by any local TV station in the history of American television.

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    I'm confident that this will be the single largest, most complex live television event ever produced by any local TV station in the history of American television.

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  • POV GUEST EDITORIAL | Kentucky Chamber Reviews General Assembly

    POV GUEST EDITORIAL | Kentucky Chamber Reviews General Assembly

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 3:00 PM EDT2016-04-20 19:00:17 GMT

    This is the most responsible budget in years because it deals with our public pension problems head-on, and it’s actually based on some pretty conservative economic projections.

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    This is the most responsible budget in years because it deals with our public pension problems head-on, and it’s actually based on some pretty conservative economic projections.

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  • POV GUEST EDITORIAL: Awards in the Arts

    POV GUEST EDITORIAL: Awards in the Arts

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 3:26 PM EDT2016-04-19 19:26:55 GMT

    As part of this special evening, Fund for the Arts, Churchill Downs and the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation will host Louisville’s inaugural Awards in the Arts to celebrate the talent and passion of our local arts community. 

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    As part of this special evening, Fund for the Arts, Churchill Downs and the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation will host Louisville’s inaugural Awards in the Arts to celebrate the talent and passion of our local arts community. 

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  • POV | Kentucky's Tax Code Must Change

    POV | Kentucky's Tax Code Must Change

    Thursday, April 14 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-04-14 20:30:07 GMT

    I recently had a conversation with a high-ranking executive of a Fortune 500 company headquartered here in Louisville. I told him I hoped his company was happy here. His response was not especially encouraging.  

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    I recently had a conversation with a high-ranking executive of a Fortune 500 company headquartered here in Louisville. I told him I hoped his company was happy here. His response was not especially encouraging.  

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  • POV | It's a Different Downtown

    POV | It's a Different Downtown

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 4:30 PM EDT2016-04-12 20:30:43 GMT

    Anyone doubting that downtown Louisville is a far more energetic and vital place than it was just a decade or so ago would have gotten an eye-opener with a stroll down Main Street any night last weekend.

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    Anyone doubting that downtown Louisville is a far more energetic and vital place than it was just a decade or so ago would have gotten an eye-opener with a stroll down Main Street any night last weekend.

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  • POV | An innovative idea for higher education

    POV | An innovative idea for higher education

    Friday, April 8 2016 7:13 AM EDT2016-04-08 11:13:35 GMT

    Purdue University has just announced a new idea that could provide the perfect solution for future graduates -- because its tuition payback plan is nothing if not unique.

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    Purdue University has just announced a new idea that could provide the perfect solution for future graduates -- because its tuition payback plan is nothing if not unique.

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  • POV | Can Ramsey right the ship?

    POV | Can Ramsey right the ship?

    Tuesday, April 5 2016 4:06 PM EDT2016-04-05 20:06:58 GMT

    This time around, I'm going to share just one opinion, and spend the rest of my time offering facts.

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    This time around, I'm going to share just one opinion, and spend the rest of my time offering facts.

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  • McCONNELL | Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by next President

    McCONNELL | Supreme Court vacancy should be filled by next President

    My position isn’t about any one person. It’s about a principle: that We the People should have a say. And there’s nothing new about what I propose.

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    My position isn’t about any one person. It’s about a principle: that We the People should have a say. And there’s nothing new about what I propose.

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  • POV | Fun with Flags

    POV | Fun with Flags

    Thursday, March 31 2016 4:45 PM EDT2016-03-31 20:45:29 GMT

    Many people who don't know the rules of the U.S. Flag Code wrongly assume they have the authority to order the flag to half-mast. They don't.

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    Many people who don't know the rules of the U.S. Flag Code wrongly assume they have the authority to order the flag to half-mast. They don't.

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  • POV | Lawmaker pensions should be an open book

    POV | Lawmaker pensions should be an open book

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 3:00 PM EDT2016-03-29 19:00:54 GMT

    When your retirement nest egg is funded with public money, shouldn’t the public at least get to crack the shell and peek inside? 

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    When your retirement nest egg is funded with public money, shouldn’t the public at least get to crack the shell and peek inside? 

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  • POV | Compassion takes work

    POV | Compassion takes work

    Thursday, March 24 2016 3:00 PM EDT2016-03-24 19:00:18 GMT

    Mayor Fischer likes to talk about what a compassionate place Louisville is – and he’s right. But it’s still a long way from perfect.

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    Mayor Fischer likes to talk about what a compassionate place Louisville is – and he’s right. But it’s still a long way from perfect.

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  • POV | Father of the Year - NOT

    POV | Father of the Year - NOT

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 2:37 PM EDT2016-03-22 18:37:40 GMT

    Take your child to work day is a great idea. But 120 of them in a single year is more than a little bit over the line. 

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    Take your child to work day is a great idea. But 120 of them in a single year is more than a little bit over the line. 

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  • GRACIE LEWIS | Senate Has a Duty to Give a Hearing

    GRACIE LEWIS | Senate Has a Duty to Give a Hearing

    Friday, March 18 2016 2:46 PM EDT2016-03-18 18:46:34 GMT

    The real reasons why President Obama has faced so much controversy over filling Scalia's seat are racism and white privilege. Senator McConnell, the Senate should consider any nomination immediately!

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    The real reasons why President Obama has faced so much controversy over filling Scalia's seat are racism and white privilege. Senator McConnell, the Senate should consider any nomination immediately!

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  • POV | A bad start to the madness

    POV | A bad start to the madness

    Thursday, March 17 2016 4:23 PM EDT2016-03-17 20:23:29 GMT

    I know college basketball is big – and bigger here in Louisville than anywhere else. But even we have a limit to how many times we can be told that Cinderellas often pull upsets and Duke is really better than anyone thinks.

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    I know college basketball is big – and bigger here in Louisville than anywhere else. But even we have a limit to how many times we can be told that Cinderellas often pull upsets and Duke is really better than anyone thinks.

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  • POV | Rule-breaking, not racism, earns Pegasus Parade ban

    POV | Rule-breaking, not racism, earns Pegasus Parade ban

    Wednesday, March 16 2016 8:53 AM EDT2016-03-16 12:53:53 GMT

    I've been on the Kentucky Derby Festival Board of Directors for 14 years, and I can tell you with confidence that these people actively work to be as inclusive for all their events as they possibly can. But with a festival as big as this one, there have to be rules.  

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    I've been on the Kentucky Derby Festival Board of Directors for 14 years, and I can tell you with confidence that these people actively work to be as inclusive for all their events as they possibly can. But with a festival as big as this one, there have to be rules.  

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  • POV | Two Giants Have Left Us

    POV | Two Giants Have Left Us

    Thursday, March 10 2016 4:25 PM EST2016-03-10 21:25:47 GMT

    Recently, this community has suffered the loss of two individuals who each contributed greatly to our quality of life.

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    Recently, this community has suffered the loss of two individuals who each contributed greatly to our quality of life.

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  • POV | Many Presidential candidates, zero statesmen

    POV | Many Presidential candidates, zero statesmen

    Wednesday, March 9 2016 7:50 AM EST2016-03-09 12:50:27 GMT

    Be careful what you wish for because in November. Some of you are going to get it, but nobody is going to be happy about it in four years.

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    Be careful what you wish for because in November. Some of you are going to get it, but nobody is going to be happy about it in four years.

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  • HARRIS | AT&T asks for balance

    HARRIS | AT&T asks for balance

    Friday, March 4 2016 4:18 PM EST2016-03-04 21:18:17 GMT
    AT&T will continue investing in this community to make Louisville a Fiber Ready city. All we ask in return is that, going forward, we focus on policies that balance the needs of consumers and the entire industry, not just one newcomer. More >>

    AT&T will continue investing in this community to make Louisville a Fiber Ready city. All we ask in return is that, going forward, we focus on policies that balance the needs of consumers and the entire industry, not just one newcomer.

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  • POV | Trump's War on Media is Misguided

    POV | Trump's War on Media is Misguided

    Thursday, March 3 2016 5:11 PM EST2016-03-03 22:11:41 GMT
    At one point he referred to the news media as "the most dishonest people in the world," and while that line got a lot of applause, there's no truth in it at all. More >>

    At one point he referred to the news media as "the most dishonest people in the world," and while that line got a lot of applause, there's no truth in it at all.

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  • POV | Does President Obama Have to Go Liberal?

    POV | Does President Obama Have to Go Liberal?

    Thursday, March 3 2016 2:02 PM EST2016-03-03 19:02:26 GMT

    What could possibly make the Senate agree to consider an Obama Supreme Court nominee? Maybe nothing. But there’s one thing the President could try, 

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    What could possibly make the Senate agree to consider an Obama Supreme Court nominee? Maybe nothing. But there’s one thing the President could try, 

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  • POV | Schools shouldn’t undermine law enforcement

    POV | Schools shouldn’t undermine law enforcement

    Thursday, February 25 2016 3:19 PM EST2016-02-25 20:19:30 GMT
    When I was a kid, our teachers taught us to respect the police. But one of our local schools seems to have a very different philosophy, More >>

    When I was a kid, our teachers taught us to respect the police. But one of our local schools seems to have a very different philosophy,

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  • POV | Every 1 apparently doesn’t read anymore

    POV | Every 1 apparently doesn’t read anymore

    Tuesday, February 23 2016 5:19 PM EST2016-02-23 22:19:56 GMT

    The revelation that state funds intended for Jefferson County School System’s "Every 1 Reads" program have actually been diverted to pay school nurses is a troubling one – not only because of the lack of oversight, but also because “Every 1 Reads” is a program worth saving.

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    The revelation that state funds intended for Jefferson County School System’s "Every 1 Reads" program have actually been diverted to pay school nurses is a troubling one – not only because of the lack of oversight, but also because “Every 1 Reads” is a program worth saving.

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  • POV Guest Editorial - Public Benefit Corporations

    POV Guest Editorial - Public Benefit Corporations

    Friday, February 19 2016 3:02 PM EST2016-02-19 20:02:28 GMT
    Our region has the potential to realize an incredible opportunity during the 2016 Kentucky legislative session. More >>

    Our region has the potential to realize an incredible opportunity during the 2016 Kentucky legislative session.

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  • POV | Darts and Laurels

    POV | Darts and Laurels

    Thursday, February 18 2016 3:08 PM EST2016-02-18 20:08:38 GMT
    It's been a while, so let's hand out a few more Darts and Laurels. More >>

    It's been a while, so let's hand out a few more Darts and Laurels.

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  • POV | The process should continue

    POV | The process should continue

    Wednesday, February 17 2016 11:02 AM EST2016-02-17 16:02:40 GMT

    Lame duck status often keeps a President from being as effective as he might otherwise be. But one thing it doesn’t do is strip him of his Constitutional duties before his term is up. 

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    Lame duck status often keeps a President from being as effective as he might otherwise be. But one thing it doesn’t do is strip him of his Constitutional duties before his term is up. 

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  • SMITH | Forty years after death, Kathryn Kuhlman still inspires a small but steady flock

    SMITH | Forty years after death, Kathryn Kuhlman still inspires a small but steady flock

    Monday, February 15 2016 1:47 PM EST2016-02-15 18:47:42 GMT

    When she died 40 years ago this week, Kathryn Kuhlman was the most famous woman evangelist in the world.

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    When she died 40 years ago this week, Kathryn Kuhlman was the most famous woman evangelist in the world.

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  • POV | The Local Sales Tax option is back

    POV | The Local Sales Tax option is back

    Thursday, February 11 2016 2:14 PM EST2016-02-11 19:14:07 GMT
    This week, Kentucky House Majority Leader Greg Stumbo teamed with Minority Leader Jeff Hoover to introduce the Local Option Sales Tax plan, which would allow the citizens of local communities to vote on funding special projects through a temporary extra one percent sales tax. More >>

    This week, Kentucky House Majority Leader Greg Stumbo teamed with Minority Leader Jeff Hoover to introduce the Local Option Sales Tax plan, which would allow the citizens of local communities to vote on funding special projects through a temporary extra one percent sales tax.

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  • POV | Don’t punish the innocent

    POV | Don’t punish the innocent

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 3:00 PM EST2016-02-09 20:00:16 GMT
    Although Dr. Ramsey and the school’s investigative committee apparently now believe that major sanctions against the Cards are inevitable, it’s simply not fair to punish this team for any sins of their predecessors. More >>

    Although Dr. Ramsey and the school’s investigative committee apparently now believe that major sanctions against the Cards are inevitable, it’s simply not fair to punish this team for any sins of their predecessors.

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  • LEAVELL | Students must take ownership

    LEAVELL | Students must take ownership

    Friday, February 5 2016 5:22 PM EST2016-02-05 22:22:48 GMT
    In regards to JCPS achievement and the desired goal of lifting Louisville's public academic progress, I think we could do better with an additional strategy.  More >>

    In regards to JCPS achievement and the desired goal of lifting Louisville's public academic progress, I think we could do better with an additional strategy. 

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  • POV | Expanded gambling - It's back

    POV | Expanded gambling - It's back

    Thursday, February 4 2016 3:31 PM EST2016-02-04 20:31:33 GMT
    This week, Louisville State Senators Julie Raque Adams and Morgan McGarvey proposed another amendment to the state constitution that would allow voters to decide whether or not to expand gaming in Kentucky. And this time, it actually could happen. More >>

    This week, Louisville State Senators Julie Raque Adams and Morgan McGarvey proposed another amendment to the state constitution that would allow voters to decide whether or not to expand gaming in Kentucky. And this time, it actually could happen.

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