Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:51:51 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a former Highlands Middle School teacher accused of sexually abusing a student at the school is now facing brand new charges stemming from newly uncovered illegal relationshipMore >>
Police say a teacher is facing new charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:42:41 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.The Jennings County Sheriff's Department says the 12-year-old was not responsiveMore >>
Police say an Indiana teenager handling a rifle accidentally shot his younger brother in the head.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 4:14 PM EDT2013-06-18 20:14:13 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.Hunter Browning and Cordella Turrell were arrested yesterday.NeighborsMore >>
Louisville Metro Police say they've caught a pair of thieves they say broke into homes and cars throughout our area.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:38 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:38:29 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:47 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:47:27 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
According to an arrest report, the incident took place Monday night, near Barn 47.More >>
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I'm still in favor of legalizing casinos in Kentucky. But I think Governor Beshear's announced plan is flawed on many levels.
First, twelve casinos is simply too many for a state our size. Much-larger Indiana doesn't have twelve. Nor does Illinois, which has around three times more citizens.
Second, some of the proposed locations make no sense. Kentucky will benefit most from large-scale, resort type casinos, in places that'll attract out-of state visitors. But casinos in places like Prestonsburg, Whitley County or Laurel County would likely draw almost all their business from the locals -- a relatively impoverished population that can least afford to indulge a gambling habit.
And finally, the oppressively high proposed tax rate on gambling revenues will make it hard to find companies who want to do business here. A more reasonable one would not only raise their interest level, but also make them willing to pay an even bigger license fee than the one currently being proposed.
As it stands, this proposal is a loser. It needs fewer and better locations, and a more attractive tax structure. But if our legislature has the will and the wisdom to make those changes in the next few weeks, it can still turn out to be a winner.