LouisvilleKY one of four cities named to take part in special entrepreneurship training program

SBA Partners with W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Justine PETERSEN to Launch $2.1 Million in Entrepreneurship Training and Microloans for Previously Incarcerated Citizens Initial rollout planned for Detroit, Chicago, Louisville, St. Louis PR Newswire DETROIT, Aug. 22, 2016 DETROIT, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The leaders of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and microlender Justine PETERSEN today announced the formation of the Aspire Entrepreneurship Initiative, a groundbreaking new $2.1 million partnership to expand access to entrepreneurial education and microloans for formerly incarcerated individuals, with a specific focus on those who are parents. Initial rollout for the initiative…

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Sgt. Brittney Garrett, Chief Ken Hatmaker and Mayor Bill Dieruf

Jtown Taking Action to Reduce Heroin Epidemic

Heroin addicts who want to get to rehab and avoid jail will be able to show up at the Jeffersontown Police Department to get the help they need. Getting the addicts off the streets, and not putting them in jail, is the goal of an innovative program starting in Jeffersontown August 1. Mayor Bill Dieruf announced the new initiative at a press conference, along with Chief Ken Hatmaker and Sgt. Brittney Garrett. “Jtown started the HERT (Heroin Emergency Response Team) project to come up with an innovative way to help people with addictions,” he said. “We’re not just talking about…