Monday, June 17 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:32:14 GMT
Prep work for the $133 million streetcar project is moving forward, even though $17.4 million is still needed. That deficit could be closed soon, pending a vote from council to move some money around. But,Full Story >
Prep work for the $133 million streetcar project is moving forward, even though $17.4 million is still needed. That deficit could be closed soon, pending a vote from council to move some money around.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-06-18 03:04:15 GMT
For the first time, middle school athletics in Kentucky could be overseen by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The state board of education has already approved this regulation and now, it'sFull Story >
For the first time, middle school athletics in Kentucky could be overseen by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. The state board of education has already approved this regulation and now, it's up to lawmakers.Full Story >
(RNN) – NBC Sports analyst Bob Costas used halftime of the network's Sunday NFL game to give his take on gun control after the murder-suicide involving a Kansas City Chiefs player.
"In the aftermath of the nearly unfathomable events in Kansas City, that most mindless of sports clichés was heard yet again, ‘Something like this really puts it all in perspective,'" Costas said. "Well if so, that sort of perspective has a very short shelf-life, since we will inevitably hear about the perspective we have supposedly again regained the next time ugly reality intrudes upon our games.
"Please. Those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their sense of proportion about sports would seem to have little hope of ever truly achieving perspective."
For "actual perspective on this," Costas went to FOX Sports' Jason Whitlock. The columnist wrote Saturday the Kansas City Chiefs-Carolina Panthers game going on as scheduled showed how numb society had gotten to gun violence.
"Our current gun culture, Whitlock wrote, ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience-store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead," Costas said.
He continued to read from Whitlock's work, stating handguns do not increase a person's safety but instead serve as a temptation to escalate arguments and embrace a confrontation.
"In the coming days, Belcher's actions will be analyzed through the lens of concussions and head injuries," Whitlock wrote. "Who knows? Maybe brain damage triggered his violent overreaction to a fight with his girlfriend.
"What I believe is, if he didn't possess/own a gun, he and [his girlfriend] Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."
The commentary received a lot of feedback on social media site Twitter – much of it negative.
"Yes, Bob Costas, guns are the problem," Todd Kincannon tweeted. "Nicole Brown Simpson would be alive today if OJ hadn't shot her with that knife."
Others took issue with Costas focusing on gun control instead of domestic violence.
"The only issue I have with the Bob Costas segment is that he did not specifically address domestic violence #IPV (intimate partner violence)," Jennifer Gunter tweeted.
On the website Gawker, writer Sean Newell criticized Costas not so much for his message as his "sanctimonious" tone and choice of setting.
"Bob Costas got on his phone books and condescended to a national audience about perspective - a glorified sports columnist editorialized on the Second Amendment during a [expletive] football game while pitting himself against those without perspective," Newell wrote. "It is so laughably out of touch it almost has to be satire."
For ESPN personality Colin Cowherd, the 1 1/2 minute monologue was no big deal.
"Bob Costas reads what a columnist wrote earlier – that is so um, controversial," he tweeted.
KCTV reported Saturday that 25-year-old linebacker Jovan Belcher committed suicide outside the Chiefs facility in front of his head coach and general manager, immediately after thanking them. Police reported Belcher shot and killed 22-year-old Perkins, his girlfriend and mother of his 3-month-old child, minutes before at their home.
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Monday, June 17 2013 9:16 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:16:14 GMT
Multiple injuries have been reported in a head-on collision on Route 42 at South Fork Road. Two helicopters and multiple engines have been requested to assist. Highway traffic is backed up extensivelyFull Story >
Police have identified a mother who was killed in a head-on crash on Sunday in Verona. Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 11:13 AM EDT2013-06-17 15:13:15 GMT
(CNN) - The deaths of five infants and dozens of injuries or falls have led federal regulators to stop the sales of a popular baby recliner. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said it got numerousFull Story >
The deaths of five infants and dozens of injuries or falls have led federal regulators to stop the sales of a popular baby recliner.Full Story >
Sunday, June 16 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-06-16 23:16:29 GMT
A deer went Krogering on Saturday evening in Newport, Kentucky. The horned buck walked right into the store with the aid of the automatic door. When it tried to run back out, the door had shut and theFull Story >
A deer went Krogering on Saturday evening in Newport, Kentucky. The horned buck walked right into the store with the aid of the automatic door.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 8:39 AM EDT2013-06-17 12:39:47 GMT
HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (AVN/CNN) - Someone bought a watermelon for more than $3,000 at an auction in Japan. Watermelons from Toma are popular as gifts in the country. They have darker skins and have a sweeterFull Story >
Someone bought a watermelon for more than $3,000 at an auction in Japan.Full Story >
Monday, June 17 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-06-17 16:03:57 GMT
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has announced a plea by information in a vehicular homicide case from 2011. Paul Lallier, 64, is charged with one count of vehicular homicide and one county of obstructingFull Story >
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has announced a plea by information in a vehicular homicide case from 2011.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:55 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:55:59 GMT
Thirty parkgoers were stuck on The Beast for Tuesday afternoon. Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car. Officials say theFull Story >
Kings Island says the ride was climbing the second hill when a safety mechanism kicked on and didn't release the car.Full Story >
Sunday, June 16 2013 4:06 PM EDT2013-06-16 20:06:19 GMT
A Williamstown, Ky. Man was flown to the hospital after a tire smashed through his windshield on northbound I-75 near Walton. Authorities say that 41-year-old Sandra Slater was driving her pickup truckFull Story >
A Williamstown, Ky. Man was flown to the hospital after a tire smashed through his windshield on northbound I-75 near Walton.
Monday, June 17 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-06-17 13:57:30 GMT
(CNN) - According to a new CNN/ORC poll, just 45 percent of Americans believe the President is doing a good job. President Obama can't seem to get out from under his dark cloud- fueling the fall in hisFull Story >
The drop in President Barack Obama's popularity comes on the heels of a leak that revealed the NSA has been conducting a large data-mining operation on American citizens.Full Story >
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