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Increased Sales Taxes Hit The Homeless Hard

February 4th, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment

After visiting the Masonic Home of Louisville last year, state inspectors discovered five violations that they believed placed residents of the nursing home in “immediate jeopardy.” [WDRB]

Walnut Street was a racially diverse artery of Louisville long before mandated desegregation. [C-J/AKN]

The Red Cross wants you to donate blood to help those in need. But you can’t if you’re gay. [WHAS11]

Using the profile of a 26-year-old male driving a 2012 Camry with no accident history, these folks determined that Louisville has the 8th-highest car insurance in the nation. [NerdWallet]

A Kentucky man helped expose a cover-up in the rape of a teenage girl, but he could face more jail time than the two high school students convicted of the crime. [WLKY]

The U.S. stock market had its worst day in more than seven months, and the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 320 points, as reports of sluggish U.S. growth added to worries about the global economy. [HuffPo]

Sarah Fritschner spent Thursday morning finishing preparations for a conference for local farmers. [H-L]

The New Albany City Council is taking the lead among local governments when it comes to funding homeless initiatives. [News & Tribune]

Jefferson County Public School officials are keeping their fingers crossed that there won’t be any more snow days. [WAVE3]

Louisville runs out of extra cash to help homeless shelters during cold weather. [WFPL]

Well-known franchise owner and former NBA player Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman and restaurateur Jim Patterson are helping bring a California-based pizza chain to the South. [Business First]

The middle class is steadily eroding. The effects of this phenomenon are now rippling through one sector after another in the American economy, from retailers and restaurants to hotels, casinos and even appliance makers. [NY Times]

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  • 1 Gil // Feb 4, 2014 at 8:07 am

    The cost of insurance is directly proportional to the abuse of PIP insurance in the area. This abuse has been keeping area civil attornies fed for years.

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