Know How Many Kids In Louisville Are Homeless?

Low-income Kentuckians working in Indiana would be eligible for a break on Ohio River bridge tolls under a plan to be considered in the 2014 General Assembly. [WDRB]

One of Louisville’s historic landmarks is scheduled to reopen to the public next March after a $3.4 million renovation. The interior work is meant to bring the city’s Original Pumping Station No. 1 back to closely resembling its original condition. [H-L]

Sure, this will solve all of Louisville’s problems. The Louisville Metro Council voted on Thursday night to eliminate the retail package sale of alcohol and malt beverage between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. in metro Louisville. [WHAS11]

As we tweeted last night, here are the latest health stats in Kentucky: 21,342 have enrolled in Medicaid; 4,832 have enrolled in a qualified health plan; 1,607 have enrolled in a standalone plan; 51,482 applications have started. [Press Release]

Three-time Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel is home after breaking his leg at Keeneland on Wednesday. [WAVE3]

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has voiced support for a proposed local option sales tax that would let communities raise taxes temporarily to fund special projects such as roads, parks and sports venues. [Business First]

Jefferson County Public Schools on Friday will ask a judge not to direct administrators at Frederick Law Olmsted North Middle School to “protect” a student there who already has a lawsuit against another school where he claims he was bullied. [C-J/AKN]

A family is demanding Jefferson County Public Schools protect a middle school student from bullies. [WLKY]

Defraud the University of Louisville on the academic side and nothing happens for years, you may not even go to prison. But just try to extort cash from the sports program and you’re going to be indicted in here seconds and sent off to prison for life. [WFPL]

More than 1.1 million students in the United States were homeless last year, a record high, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Education. [Think Progress]

The Floyd County Council accepted about $1 million in cuts Thursday, but without a majority consensus to raise taxes to account for the budget shortfall, some tough choices will likely have to be made by March. [News & Tribune]

2 thoughts on “Know How Many Kids In Louisville Are Homeless?

  1. “An Academic Question: Sports vs. Education”

    Prof. Nusprisa: “Extortion is protested to the sky here if it pertains to athletics. The campus loves its sports programs.”

    Prof. Nolooka: “Yeah, but if you’re an academic honcho so charged, no other honchos seem to care. They protect their buddies and don’t want the bad PR.”

    Prof. Nosuprisa: “Yeah, PR is really the name of the game here–after athletics, of course.”

  2. Last Saturday at the Bullying / Suicide Forum that I presented, a principal at one of the Louisville elementary schools told me that she now sees 3 and 4 year olds who have lost hope.

    The number of homeless children continue to grow. As one mom put it at the forum, I work two jobs to keep us going. I want to be home to help with home work and after school events but, I am barely keeping a roof over our heads and food on the table.

    I don’t have the answer to all of the homeless issues but I do know we can not let our children die because they have given up.

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