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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

What If The Kroger Victim Had Been Black?

November 27th, 2013 · Comments Off

The teevee people just realized there are homeless students within Jefferson County Public Schools. Just having food to eat and a roof over their head is a real worry for thousands of JCPS students. [WDRB] Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell, who has tangled with district judges, is changing his office policy to allow his assistants [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Business · Death · Economy · Homeless · Housing · Indiana · JCPS · Legal · Politics · Poverty · Race · Rumors · Taxes · Youth

Senseless Gun Deaths Can Occur Anywhere

November 25th, 2013 · 1 Comment

According to statistics from the Center for Women and Families, it’s an issue that affects one in five women and one in fourteen men in their lifetime. [WDRB] All kinds of pseudo-East Enders are freaking out because someone was murdered in the parking lot of the fancy Kroger on Hubbards Lane. [C-J/AKN] JCPS is releasing [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Cable · Charity · Death · Education · Gays · Greg Fischer · Guns · Homeless · Indiana · Lexington · LG&E · Metro Council · Youth

Big Win For Traffic School & Court Fees

November 19th, 2013 · Comments Off

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer confirms the city is in negotiations to bring a major retailer to the site of the old Philip Morris plant in West Louisville. [WDRB] The three former judges, who not only retired, but also completed their service as senior judges to enhance their pensions, are running for re-election to the bench. [...]

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Tags: Alcohol · Business · Guns · Health Care · Homeless · Indiana · Judges · Metro Government · West End

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