How Many Area People Would $500,000 Feed?

Louisville Metro Police Officer Jim Wood is taking a stand against domestic violence. Would also be helpful for someone of his stature to encourage people to take mental health seriously, as well. [WDRB]

The number of people employed in construction jobs in Kentucky in May was 64,500, a 2.6 percent decrease from the 66,200 employed in construction in April and a 4.4 percent decrease from the 67,500 employed in May 2012, according to a new analysis of U.S. Department of Labor Statistics conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. [Business First]

A newborn baby and her mother are OK after being rescued during an apartment fire in Buechel. An elderly woman was also saved and the person who got her out safely is being called something very special by his neighbors. [WHAS11]

A Code Red alert was issued as a precaution to Rubbertown residents [yesterday], after a 20% solution of sodium hydroxide was released at Lubrizol’s plant. [WFPL]

In just the six months since the Newtown killings there have been more Americans murdered by guns than the 4,409 United States armed forces killed in the Iraq war. Despite its failure in April, reports are that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may bring a background check bill back to the floor between the Fourth of July and August recesses. [Bill Moyers]

The Jefferson County Board of Education shared its evaluation of Superintendent Donna Hargens on Monday evening. [WLKY]

Frankfort city commissioners are moving forward with a fairness ordinance. So of course they try to mix Jesus into government. [H-L]

Really, when will this region begin taking mental health care seriously? This guy was a firefighter and was no stranger to authorities. And giving him a bible? Really? Like that’s going to solve his mental health issues? [WAVE3]

A lease agreement that would allow Louisville businessman Ed Hart to reopen the Kentucky Kingdom amusement park is expected to be considered during the Kentucky State Fair Board’s regular monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Thursday. [Business First]

Though he stressed the issues can be resolved, a local hospital official said there have been some concerns about the service provided by Rural/Metro Ambulance since the company began operating in New Albany. [News & Tribune]

The James Graham Brown Foundation has agreed to provide $500,000 toward the estimated $1.8 million cost of putting special lighting on the Big Four Bridge. [C-J/AKN]

1 thought on “How Many Area People Would $500,000 Feed?

  1. Before today, I thought Ed Hart’s group reopening Kentucky Kingdom was a “done deal.” How long are MORE negotiations going to continue? Can this renaissance STILL be stopped before we actually get a local amusement park?

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