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 >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:50:19 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Indianapolis man wants his 50 guns back, and now the Indiana Court of Appeals is hearing Robert Redington's appeal.Police seized his guns when they found him watching a BloomingtonMore >>
Police seized Robert Redington's guns when they found him watching a Bloomington bar where I.U. Student Lauren Spierer was partying the night she went missing.More >>
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There's been a lot of complaining about the city's recently announced budget, which significantly cut the funding of many social service agencies, arts groups and other non-essential projects.
But if you think the wailing is loud now, just imagine the uproar if Mayor Abramson had instead announced a bunch of new city taxes to make up the shortfall. Or made cuts that would have reduced the number of police officers and firefighters on the streets.
Granted, I do question some of the expenditures still in the budget - such as the large number of take-home cars for city employees, and the barely-used swimming pool shuttles. But even if these flaws were taken care of - and I hope they will be -- the belt-tightening would still be necessary.
Like any CEO, Mayor Abramson has to make tough decisions and every time he does, there will be people who won't like the call. For example, nobody, including the mayor, wants the community swimming pools closed, but when money is extremely limited, difficult and sometimes unpopular choices have to be made. He's a guy who understands the difference between leading and pandering to the voters. He knows that when money is tight, swimming pools are a discretionary expense.
I'm glad Louisville has a Mayor who is willing to make the tough calls. That's exactly what we put him in office to do.