The University of Louisville has received a federal grant to help disadvantaged students prepare for college.

U of L’s Talent Search program targets middle and high school students and provides them with academic and personal counseling.

Roy Sutton is a counselor who plans on working with students from Western Middle School. He’s also a graduate of U of L’s Upward Bound program, which is similar to the new initiative. But with the Talent Search program, counselors will work in the schools to help students recognize that college is an option. [click to continue…]

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Kentucky Awarded Grant to Create Veteran Transportation Call Center

by Devin Katayama November 11, 2011

Gov. Steve Beshear says a federal grant has been approved that will help veterans find local, affordable transportation services, but it may be a year before the program is in place. “So many veterans that are struggling to get their bills paid and just making ends meet, transportation often goes first,” said Pat McKiernan, Kentucky’s […]

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Low Achieving Schools Receive Federal Funding

by Devin Katayama September 20, 2011

A second round of federal funds for persistently low-achieving (PLA) schools is being distributed to Jefferson County Public Schools. Seven district schools are approved by the Kentucky Department of Education to receive one-year School Improvement Grant (SIG) funding this year. Education Commissioner Terry Holliday and Superintendent Donna Hargens toured Western Magnet high school today on […]

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Kentucky Supports JCPS in Common Core Standards

by Devin Katayama September 19, 2011

Kentucky is one of three states receiving a grant to help support implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Jefferson County Public Schools will participate in the project, which looks to create resources and set models for the state. Kentucky was the first state to adopt the standards, which are meant to unify what students […]

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JCPS Schools Get $1.57 Million Grant to Help Disadvantaged Students

by Devin Katayama August 25, 2011

Five Jefferson County high schools will split a five-year $1.57 million grant to help hundreds of disadvantaged students. The U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Talent Search Program grant will help 750 Jefferson County students each year, said Mayor Greg Fischer. The program targets the following: “Students who need guidance on and assistance in secondary school […]

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Federal Grant Goes to Carbon Capture Research at the University of Kentucky

by Erica Peterson August 15, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it’s giving the University of Kentucky a $14 million grant earmarked for coal technology research. Carbon capture and sequestration is a process by which carbon dioxide is removed from power plant emissions, then injected deep underground. It’s controversial because it’s very costly and many of the available […]

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Louisville to Receive $4.8 Million Bloomberg Grant

by Gabe Bullard July 14, 2011

Louisville is among five cities chosen to receive money and assistance from the philanthropic arm of the Bloomberg company. Bloomberg Philanthropies is giving a total of $24 million to Louisville, Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans. The money will essentially pay for brain power, through what the charity is calling innovation teams. They’ll work with […]

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Grant Will Pay For 32 Additional Police Officers In Louisville

by Gabe Bullard October 1, 2010

The six million dollar federal grant comes from the Community Oriented Policing Services program and will fund the positions for three years. After that, it’s up to the next mayor to find the money to keep the officers on board.

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U Of L Receives Grant For Palliative Care

by Gabe Bullard September 8, 2010

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a 1.5 million dollar grant to the University of Louisville for a new oncology program.

The program focuses on palliative care, which combines medicine, nursing, social work and religious education to provide broad care for cancer patients.

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Family And Children's Place Receives Grant For New Facility

by Gabe Bullard June 29, 2010

Kosair Charities Tuesday presented a two million dollar grant to the Family and Children’s Place in Louisville. The donation will go toward a comprehensive center for abused children.

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