April 16, 2012 - 6:07pm
“On-line videos and social media are important sources of information that are motivating people to take action today,” said Fischer, who is chairman of the 55,000 Degrees board of directors. “By sharing their success stories, student volunteers will help us convince more people to finish college and earn their degrees.”
This is Give A Day Week in Louisville, and students from more than a hundred public, private and Catholic schools will be tackling community projects, during this week of community service, April 14-22. Mayor Greg Fischer’s goal for the Give A Day week is to set a world’s record...
April 15, 2012 - 7:40pm
"The angels came down to the fallen men
They held their hands and they prayed for them
They carried their souls beyond the moon and the sun
All the way to heaven one by one"
Folks here in Louisville are busy preparing for an important horse race we’ll be hosting in a couple of weeks, and it’s sometimes easy to overlook the fact that our next-door neighbors down at Fort Knox are involved in some pretty important business too. Two events this weekend...
April 13, 2012 - 8:23pm
“For twelve years, Kentucky and Kentuckians have suffered at the hands of Senate President David Williams. His rank partisanship, his obstructionist attitude has caused numerous special sessions and has cost taxpayers millions of dollars in unnecessary expenses in conducting business that ought to be done in regular sessions …"
Kentucky’s normally mild-mannered governor, Steve Beshear, was visibly upset last night, as the annual 60-day session of the General Assembly came to an end without voting of several important pieces of legislation. The bicameral legislators adjourned at midnight, but they failed to...
April 13, 2012 - 4:32pm
Occupy Louisville's encampment survived the cold of winter and a tornado, but it was Louisville's annual invasion by the 1% that finally forced them inside.
The protesters at the Occupy Louisville encampment overcame cold winter nights, torrential rains and a tornado, the insults of thugs, the assaults of drunks, infighting and disorganization, property theft, the fickleness of the public's attention span and, early on, sprinklers being turned on...
April 11, 2012 - 5:05pm
"We are concerned that as we approach the end of your current term, this commitment will be further undermined by a final push to issue a set of 'midnight regulations,' with little opportunity for oversight."
As part of what they describe as their “ongoing effort to protect jobs and economic growth from job-killing regulations,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a letter Wednesday called on President Obama to live up to his “pledge...