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Looked Under An Overpass Lately, Louisvillians?

December 9th, 2013 by admin · 5 Comments

It is being called a life-saving groundbreaking. On Friday, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3), Metro Councilman David Tandy and the Family Health Centers (FHC) Board of Governors broke ground on the East Broadway Community Health Center, the largest expansion project in the 37-year history of the nonprofit agency. [WDRB]

Six-year-old Sheylin Christian sat on the hotel room bed in her Snoopy pajamas playing a computer game as her mom recounted the desperate night they searched for a place to sleep under an overpass. [C-J/AKN]

Of course Jerry Abramson had to insert himself into the Nelson Mandela news. [WHAS11]

This is why more people need to be stepping up to the plate at Metro Animal Services and taking that disaster seriously. Scholars explore Christian perspectives on animal rights. [NY Times]

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has declared states of emergency in Floyd, Orange and Crawford counties, urging drivers to stay off the roads. [WLKY]

Bourbon is more of a commodity than many realize. Say you want to start your own bourbon label. How would you do it? [H-L]

A week after trash collectors found the body of 26-year-old Andrea Arnold shot to death in an alley, rapper Master P is teaming with Arnold’s family. Probably because locals are afraid to offer rewards in murder cases that don’t occur St. Matthews. [WAVE3]

It’s pretty nice to see a bunch of positive press outside the metro area when it comes to stuff like this. [Al Jazeera America]

The Jeffersontown City Council [last] week defeated a proposed incentive program that would have allowed some companies expanding there to receive a refund of up to 50 percent of the city occupational tax for five years if they met certain criteria. [Business First]

A key state legislator doesn’t expect the [Indiana] General Assembly to make many changes to Indiana’s casino laws during its upcoming session. [News & Tribune]

What separates a healthy and unhealthy diet? Just $1.50 per day. If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you’re going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn’t get the nickname “Whole Paycheck” for nothing.) [WFPL]

Tags: Death · Economy · Gambling · Health Care · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · Jeffersontown · Jerry Abramson · Poverty

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Earl // Dec 9, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I’m a little confused here.

    Are you giving St. Matthews neighbors grief for offering rewards for information regarding a murder in their neighborhood?

    Or, are you criticizing other neighborhoods for not doing this for murders in their own neighborhoods?

  • 2 The "ole Highlander // Dec 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    What would we have ever done around here without that wonderful Happy Jerry. My heavens, he just knows everybody. I’ll bet he met Mao, and the Queen of England in a London subway, too. And I’m sure he knew Babe Ruth and ate a lot of his candy bars (along the way). Wouldn’t he be a wonderful replacement for Comb-over Jim? WoW!

  • 3 jake // Dec 9, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    How could you be confused? The individual who wrote that is shaming the entire city for the way it treats murders.

    We’ve been doing so for a couple weeks. Really, for years. But with increased frequency the past couple weeks.

  • 4 Earl // Dec 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I was commenting only about the post accompanying the link, not the linked article.

    It (your or your staff’s post) appears to criticize both the action of St. Matthews neighbors and inaction in the west Louisville/Portland neighborhood. Am I off target?

    Thankfully, the rapper is attempting to encourage information be forwarded regarding Ms. Arnold’s murder, just as St. Matthews is doing. Hopefully, Master P is starting a trend there.

  • 5 jake // Dec 9, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    You’re definitely on target.

    There’s a disconnect in our community and we need to start treating senseless deaths the same – regardless of neighborhood or class.

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