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 don't like my tax money being wasted -- whether it's on a needless social program or in the form of a big tax break for companies that are reporting record profits in the billions of dollars. But I am sick of politicians who have literally nothing to offer other than the promise of "No new taxes."
That's just a mindless mantra when you fail to offer any alternative to fund the many worthwhile things we do need. And it just panders to that block of clueless voters who actually believe there is a way to get everything we want for nothing.
Example: The state legislature refused to make smokers pay an extra 25 cents per pack.
Big victory for the "No New Taxes" crowd!
But why is that 25 cents a pack so much more sacred than the extra hundreds of dollars our college students will have to pay for tuition in the coming years?
It's all money coming out of someone's pocket. Who cares what it's called?
And which would be wiser for Kentucky to promote? Affordable smoking? Or affordable college education?
It all boils down to this:
When you make things we all need cost a lot more because you stood by your pledge of "no new taxes," don't claim you've done me a favor.
That's not leadership. That's just the old shell game.