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Everyone’s Apparently Still Nervous About Thunder

April 9th, 2014 · 1 Comment

After rumors of possible violence at this weekend’s Thunder Over Louisville, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer explained why more than just teens must be held accountable for any violence — including the recent mayhem at downtown. [WDRB] This Indiana loon sounds like he’d do really well in Frankfort. Indiana’s top official in charge of improving the [...]

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Tags: Arena · Bad Behavior · Cable · Downtown · Gambling · Greg Fischer · Guns · Homeless · Indiana · Thunder · Youth

Everyone Is Really Hung Over This Morning

April 8th, 2014 · No Comments

The Kentucky Derby Festival will hold its annual Republic Bank Pegasus Parade Position Draw on Tuesday, April 8. That’s today if you aren’t paying attention [WDRB] Housing battles homelessness in Louisville. Brian Scarsbrook had been homeless for more than a year, battling drug addiction and haunted by memories of childhood neglect and abuse. [C-J/AKN] Louisville [...]

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Tags: Derby Festival · Homeless · Horse Industry · Housing · Hype · Indiana · LMPD · Mitch McConnell · Parks · Thunder

MSD & Water Co. Merger Should Be Questioned

February 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments

Churchill Downs Inc. claims it was defrauded by an Atlantic City casino executive in a deal that would have allowed the Louisville company to launch an online gambling operation in New Jersey. [WDRB] These zoning shenanigans happened in the Highlands because of Greg Fischer’s folks. Surprising that people still can’t believe it. [C-J/AKN] Someone actually [...]

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Tags: Churchill Downs · Discrimination · Gambling · Gays · Homeless · Indiana · LMPD · Metro Government · MSD · University of Louisville · Water · WAVE · Weather · West End

Increased Sales Taxes Hit The Homeless Hard

February 4th, 2014 · 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 [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Charity · Economy · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Possibility City

Let’s Close Our Homeless Shelters! Possibility City!

December 23rd, 2013 · 1 Comment

Jobs lost and people on the street: today we uncover hidden consequences of the government shutdown, still happening in Louisville. Four shelter houses are dangerously close to closing with federal funding in flux. [WDRB] What was that, again, about the health care game in America not being solely about profit? Riiiight. [C-J/AKN] This teevee station [...]

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Tags: Charity · Death · Downtown · Economy · Education · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · John Yarmuth · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges · Poverty · Religion · State Government · WHAS

Is There Really Less Crime? Or Just More Hype?

December 12th, 2013 · 3 Comments

Even with the bitterly cold temperatures, some people are still sleeping on the streets. [WDRB] Gov. Steve Beshear says regulations to implement Kentucky’s new health benefit exchange will move forward despite Republican efforts to block the rules in committee last month. [C-J/AKN] Why the hell is this news? What in the living crap is wrong [...]

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Tags: Crime · Economy · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · LMPD · Oops · State Government · Travel · WHAS

Really, Jeffersonville? Help Your Homeless

December 10th, 2013 · Comments Off

UPS is helping to spread holiday cheer this Christmas — and what better way than with one of its signature shipping containers? [WDRB] She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets. [NY Times] When is water not a [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Bourbon · Charity · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · JCPS · Poverty · Scandal · State Government · Steve Beshear · UPS

Looked Under An Overpass Lately, Louisvillians?

December 9th, 2013 · 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 [...]

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

We’ll Make Your Friday A Little More Black

November 29th, 2013 · Comments Off

Feeding Louisville’s homeless, shelters in our area are usually flooded with volunteers on Thanksgiving and around the holidays but what about the rest of the year? Our Hidden Hero this month serves up compassion and friendship, along with warm clothes and hot food, every week of the year. [WDRB] The 2014 U.S. Senate race for [...]

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Tags: Business · Charity · Death · Discrimination · Fairness · Gays · Green · Greg Fischer · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · JCPS · Mitch McConnell · Politics · Poverty · West End

Don’t Forget The Less Fortunate On This Day

November 28th, 2013 · Comments Off

St. Matthews Police now say the Kroger employee who was shot and killed on Saturday was targeted. [WDRB] Leaving the freezing streets behind for awhile, they filed into the basement of the Jefferson Street Baptist Center on Wednesday afternoon, peeling off tattered coats and layers of other clothing. They looked exhausted as they sat down [...]

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Tags: Charity · Construction · Death · Economy · Guns · Homeless · Hype · Indiana · Police · State Government

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