LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Despite a last minute White House meeting that went nowhere, Sequestration will actually kick in. It means $85 billion in cross-the-board federal spending cuts. Democrats are calling it a disaster. Republicans call that hype.
When asked why he didn't just lock the doors until an agreement was reached, President Obama said, "If Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are saying we've got to go to catch a plane, I can't have Secret Service block the doorway."
When McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, arrived at Louisville International Airport Friday afternoon he shot back at the president.
"The Sequester, by the way, was his idea," said McConnell. "We all agree it's not the best way to reduce spending, but it's time we did that. Washington has a spending addiction and it's time we deal with that addiction."
McConnell said Republicans will not negotiate with the administration until it finds a responsible way to curb federal spending.
President Obama said Republicans are being unreasonable and the Sequester will have a negative impact on the growth of the U.S. economy.
Sunday, May 26 2013 2:11 AM EDT2013-05-26 06:11:35 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - The brutal murder of Officer Jason Ellis has hit the communities of Bardstown and Chaplin hard. Ellis worked in Bardstown. He lived in Chaplin with his wife and two children. NickMore >>
The brutal murder of Officer Jason Ellis has hit the communities of Bardstown and Chaplin hard.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:19 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:19:49 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville Scouts and their parents wonderingMore >>
The decision by the Boy Scouts of America to end its ban of openly gay scouts from the organization's activities has hundreds of Louisville scouts and their parents wondering where they will meet.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 15:00:12 GMT
DALLAS (WFSS/CNN) – There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. Breathing in the alcohol vapors gets you buzzed fast and some say you don't ingest any emptyMore >>
There's a new trend in the bar scene that involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice. But doctors say it's dangerous. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:21:50 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty in the department's 150-year history was ambushed, possibly from a hilltop, according to the Jefferson County Coroner'sMore >>
The coroner said a 12-gauge shotgun was used to shoot K-9 Officer Jason Ellis multiple times -- possibly from a hilltop -- early Saturday morning on an off-ramp leading from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:40 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:40:12 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – An Elizabethtown mother who suffered serious injuries when an SUV rolled onto her died Saturday at University of Louisville Hospital. Shannon Gales, 25, died at 2:31 p.m. SaturdayMore >>
Shannon Gales, 25, died at 2:31 p.m. Saturday of multiple injuries she suffered while she was pinned underneath the vehicle on Thursday, according to a Jefferson County Deputy Coroner.More >>