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On Louisville KY’s Dixie Highway, How $16.9 Million will Make a Difference

President Tandy sees Dixie Highway Grant as a significant part of improving the Urban Core of Metro Louisville’s infrastructure Grant covers Dixie Highway improvements from downtown and beyond Louisville- Metro Council President David Tandy (D-4) joined other Metro Council members, Congressman John Yarmuth, Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Greg Fischer and members of Jefferson County’s Legislative Delegation on Monday to praise the announcement that Metro Louisville will receive a $16.9 million TIGER Grant for the Dixie Highway Master Plan. “Dixie Highway is just as vital to Metro Louisville as any interstate when it comes to moving people to and from destinations…


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Louisville Public Media Hires Stephen George as Executive Editor

Stephen George has been named Executive Editor of Louisville Public Media (LPM), it was announced today. In the newly- created position, George will direct content across all of the organization’s platforms including radio, web, and social media. He will begin his duties on August 3rd. George, who is currently news editor at Insider Louisville, worked previously as editor of Leo Weekly and Nashville City Paper. He also served as communications director for U. S. Rep. John Yarmuth. “Louisville Public Media stands apart for its deep reporting and strong storytelling, and its reporters, editors, and hosts are essential voices in the community,” said George. “I’m excited to be a part…


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Louisville Mayor announces $2 million in training scholarships for unemployed and underemployed residents

LOUISVILLE, KY (July 9, 2015) – Two million dollars in training scholarships will help unemployed and underemployed residents in the KentuckianaWorks’ seven-county region gain education and skills that will prepare them for high-demand, higher-wages occupations, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) funds, released by the KentuckianaWorks Board, is earmarked for new training and support activities. To qualify for the training scholarships, residents need to go to a Kentucky Career Center office in Jefferson, Bullitt or Shelby counties. The training scholarships provide up to $4,000 a year for education/training tuition and $600…


Yarmuth Is In for Re-Election to Congress in 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY – Today, at his campaign headquarters, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced that he will seek a 6th term as Louisville’s U.S. Representative in 2016. “As the lone progressive voice in Kentucky’s federal delegation, I take very seriously my responsibility to fight for our community’s values in Washington. The Republican Leadership has become more extreme, and they have increasingly pursued an agenda that threatens the livelihoods and opportunities of families in Louisville and throughout the nation,” Congressman Yarmuth said. “I believe the work of changing the priorities of the next Congress is critically important, and that’s why I’m running…




Occupy Louisville sets Sights on Mitch McConnell

The Louisville Metro Council is still in the process of finalizing a new permit for Occupy Louisville’s continued presence at their Founder’s Square stomping-grounds, but the Derby City’s own Occupy Wall St-alligned “99%-ers” are already moving on to the next matter of business. The group is organizing a special protest titled “Occupy Mitch McConnell”, to be held outside the Senate Majority Leader’s office at the Gene Snyder Federal Courthouse this Friday (February 3rd) at noon. Senator McConnell has earned a personal day of protest as part of a nationwide ‘call to action’ against the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into…


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Some Super News Items

Welcome to Super Bowl Week, where we’re all wishing we had a way to get in the big game, and can’t believe that tickets to Sunday’s Giants-Patriots game will set you back a couple of house payments.  The game, of course, is a big deal for local TV, and it’s really better to watch the game in a place where you can actually hear the commercials and, yes, pay attention to the game.  The Patriots are favored by 3, so I’m going with the Giants and Eli Manning. Oh, the game is on WAVE this year, and kicks off at…


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Beshear to U of L: NO, Ask Me Again and I’ll Tell you the Same

U of L Hospital Still in Trouble: Another effort to get U of L Hospital some love from the Governor has failed.  Beshear announced today there will be no revised plan to get U of L a piece of the merger pie. That deal was consummated last week between Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s Healthcare and Catholic Health Initiatives, a deal that will basically save Jewish. U of L simply botched the merger from the start by keeping details secret from the public and not playing nice enough with politicians, including Beshear, and failing to emphasize the positive ($$) aspects…


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Seum Says — Maybe I’ll Run for Congress

State Senate Majority Caucus Chair Dan Seum says he’s considering taking a shot at John Yarmuth in 2012, despite the difficulty of running as a Republican in Jefferson County. He said that “a lot of people want me to try it,” including party leaders and Tea Party members. Yarmuth has held the 3rd Congressional District seat since 2007. “I can probably get more accomplished here,” he said of his leadership responsibilities in the state Senate. “But we’ve paid our dues and there’s no question of our integrity recently after 27 years.” Sem said he probably won’t make a decision on…