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Think Positively! Thunder & Derby Are Upon Us

April 7th, 2014 · No Comments

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has addressed a letter to citizens in an effort to ease recent apprehensions over violence downtown. [WDRB] An abrupt slashing of state funding for Louisville’s waterfront agency will almost certainly lead to elimination of the city’s traditional Fourth of July celebration and a drastic reduction in the planned six-day gala to [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Greg Fischer · Indiana · Jail · Parks · Possibility City · Poverty · State Government · Thunder · Zoning

Newspaper Avoids Beecher Terrace Sensationalism

February 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

Hype-central (WAVE3) has spent a year yammering on about crime in one of the poorest areas in Kentucky: Beecher Terrace. Not once has the station bothered to discuss or deal with why the area has drug problems, crime problems and the like. But this is why: extreme poverty. At least one media outlet we love [...]

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Tags: Courier-Journal · Hype · Newspaper · Poverty · WAVE

Possibility City Is Just A Dream – Not A Reality

January 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission will hold its quarterly public forum to discuss the Bluegrass Pipeline Today at 6:00 P.M., Department for Environmental Protection, 300 Fair Oaks Lane, Frankfort. [Press Release] The era of one-way streets in downtown Louisville may be coming to an end. As part of his two-year highway plan, Kentucky Gov. Steve [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Downtown · Ford · Indiana · JCPS · Lexington · Metro Council · Metro Government · Possibility City · Poverty · State Government · Steve Beshear · Travel · Water · Weather · Youth

JCTA Finally Noticed The Big Pension Mess

January 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Bill Lamb may just be one of the most self-entitled people in all of Louisville media. Interesting to see him continue pushing the myth of entitled welfare queens. [WDRB] Jeffersontown officials hope a revised tax break proposal will attract new businesses to the city as well as encourage existing ones to expand. The City Council [...]

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Tags: Bourbon · Education · Indiana · JCPS · Jeffersontown · LMPD · Metro Council · Police · Poverty · Senate Race · State Government · Water · WDRB · Youth

Louisville Needs Crazy-Fast Broadband Like That

January 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

For all the folks like Terry Meiners who had no ability to comprehend why extreme temperatures required closure of JCPS? Maybe they should think about why facilities like these exist. The reason they exist – less fortunate kids or kids without parents who can’t or don’t care for them for whatever reason – and the [...]

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Tags: Bad Behavior · Death · Education · Indiana · JCPS · Metro Government · Poverty · Rumors · Sports · State Government · Thunder · University of Louisville

So Many Neighborhoods With 50%+ Poverty Rates

January 8th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you missed Governor Steve Beshear’s address last night or just didn’t want to watch, here’s a PDF of his remarks. [SOTC 2014] Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is asking the public for ideas about how the city’s vacant lots can be redeveloped — and he’s willing to put some money on the table to get [...]

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Tags: Business First · Dogs · Economy · Greg Fischer · Internet · Jerry Abramson · LG&E · Poverty · Scandal · Senate Race · Smoking Ban · State Government · Steve Beshear

Who’ll Move To The Portland Neighborhood Next?

January 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

Yep, $26 million of your tax dollars are paying for unbelievable discrimination at Sunrise on the basis of sexual orientation in 2014. [WDRB] Four things that put cities’ record-low murder rates into context. Over the same period that murders dropped in large cities, they have risen in suburbs. [Think Progress] Here’s the latest press release [...]

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Tags: Business · Death · Discrimination · Education · Ford · Indiana · Movies · Neighborhoods · Ohio River Bridges · Parks · Poverty · Race · WHAS · Youth

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

Please Support Dare To Care If You Can Afford It

December 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

You can’t even drive on Louisville streets these days without your vehicle getting sucked into a giant hole. [WDRB] Ford Motor Co. says it will hire more than 11,000 people in the U.S. and Asia next year to support an aggressive rollout of new vehicles. [C-J/AKN] As school safety in this country is re-examined, tonight [...]

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Tags: Business · Celebrity · Charity · Education · Ford · Guns · Health Care · Ohio River Bridges · Polls · Possibility City · Poverty · State Government

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

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