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Gov. Beshear Declares New Statewide Emergency

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March 5, 2015
Where's the snow?

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth – the second such declaration in less than a month. “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky, and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews and local emergency responders. This emergency declaration will allow...
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Louisville’s Frazier Museum Marks 40th Anniversary of the End of Vietnam War

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March 5, 2015
Writer and performer Graham Shelby in front of a photo of his father taken in 1969.

The Frazier Museum presents Louisville Writer Graham Shelby’s “The Man on TV” The first time Graham laid eyes on his birth father, Graham was 12 and his father was featured on the CBS Evening News. Jimmy Godwin was a former Green Beret who told America about the battles he’d fought and friends he’d lost. Join...
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Louisville Prepares for 2nd Major Snow, Bitter Cold

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March 4, 2015
Where's the snow?

Mayor urges citizens to clear sidewalks, TARC bus stops Parked cars should be removed from major snow routes by 6 p.m. today LOUISVILLE (March 4, 2015) – As city crews prepare to tackle another major winter storm, Mayor Greg Fischer is urging citizens to do their part to help the community get through this latest...
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Greater Louisville Inc. Urging Members to Contact Legislators on Key Issues

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March 4, 2015
GLI's Kent Oyler

GLI is asking its members to contact legislators as the 2015 Session nears its end. It wants action on the “Beer Bill”, LIFT, and giving school superintendents more power. From GLI: Support Sen. Raque Adams’ amendment to HB 168  House Bill 168, as passed by the Kentucky House, is a forced divestiture of a good...
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Louisville Earns National Ranking for Job Creation Momentum

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March 3, 2015
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Site Selection magazine also names Kentucky top state for business creation FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 3, 2015) – The Louisville metro area has earned a Top 10 ranking for economic development and job creation from a leading national publication thanks to a slate of business investments and company expansions and locations in 2014. Louisville placed ninth...
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Fischer Consolidates City’s Emergency Services

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February 28, 2015
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Debbie Fox to lead agency; Dr. Raymond Orthober named EMS Medical Director LOUISVILLE (Feb. 27, 2014) – Mayor Greg Fischer today consolidated the city’s three emergency services departments into a single agency to create a more efficient, seamless and coordinated response for citizens — from the time a 911 call comes into MetroSafe until a...
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The Healing Place, Heroin and Helping Celebrate Freedom

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February 17, 2015
Laurie Dhue

On Friday, the Healing Place holds its annual Celebrate Freedom Dinner. Laurie Dhue, a former cable TV news anchor who appeared on MSNBC, CNN and Fox, will be there to talk about her personal journey and recovery from addiction. She will be a guest on my podcast, the Rusty Satellite Show, and I’m looking...
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See Larry Muhammad’s “Double V” at Ali Center Feb. 4

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January 25, 2015
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It was “the good war.” That’s how America portrayed its involvement in World War II: a righteous struggle of freedom against tyranny. But America in the 1940s had legal restrictions denying its black citizens the vote, and segregated them in rundown neighborhoods, poor schools and low-paying jobs. Black GIs were assigned to building roads...
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Louisville: Let Knowledge Serve the City—the poor need a win-win!

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December 19, 2014
John Gilderbloom

  This testimony is made by Dr. John GilderbloomCell: (502) 608-7567 jgilde02@sprynet.com and Wes Grooms, MUP (and Ph.D. Student) Cell: (202) 549-1779 charlesgrooms@gmail.com as individuals representing themselves and themselves only.   This testimony does not represent the opinion of the University of Louisville or any associated institutions.   We agree with the Council member(s) who have...
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Our Journal: On Voting in Kentucky

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November 6, 2014
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We apologize for the short break – Luke and I are back to journaling: LUKE: 11/5/2014 Wednesday. This is the day after elections so that’s all everyone wants to talk about. After an election of some kind people really like talking about politics in general. I am a fairly liberal person and people in...
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