Funds Secured For West Louisville Anti-Drug Initiative

An effort to reduce drug and alcohol abuse among young people in west Louisville’s Park Hill area is getting a financial boost from the federal government. A $625,000 grant will be administered by Louisville’s Center for Neighborhoods to involve schools, businesses, religious groups, police and others in an educational anti-drug initiative. Luther Brown leads a… Continue reading Funds Secured For West Louisville Anti-Drug Initiative

Yarmuth Talks Health Care At Louisville Forum

As Capitol Hill lawmakers prepare to resume the debate on an overhaul of the nation’s health care system, Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville (pictured) continues to voice his support for a plan that would include a so-called public option. Speaking at the monthly Louisville Forum Tuesday, the Democrat said a government alternative is needed to… Continue reading Yarmuth Talks Health Care At Louisville Forum

Activists Hold Another 'Tea Party' In Louisville

Activists gathered in Louisville’s Central Park Saturday for a rally in favor of smaller government. The event coincided with a stop from the Tea Party Express bus tour. The national campaign grew out of the so-called tea parties held on April 15th to protest government spending. The rally featured conservative speakers and calls to change… Continue reading Activists Hold Another 'Tea Party' In Louisville

Yarmuth to Host In-Person Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville will host his only in-person town hall meeting on health care tomorrow evening at Central High School. Yarmuth says 15,000 people participated in his ‘tele-town hall’ meetings over the last couple of weeks. In those, his office placed calls throughout the district and if the call was answered, the person… Continue reading Yarmuth to Host In-Person Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow

Kentucky Colleagues Praise Senator Kennedy

Members of Kentucky’s Capitol Hill delegation are paying tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy.    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell called Kennedy “one of the giants of American political life.” McConnell invited Kennedy to speak at the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center for Political Leadership in 2006. Kennedy told the audience that his family had a special… Continue reading Kentucky Colleagues Praise Senator Kennedy

Yarmuth To Conduct Health Care Town Hall

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says he’ll conduct a town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 2 at Central High School to discuss the various health care overhaul plans under consideration on Capitol Hill. While some town halls held elsewhere this month have grown contentious, Yarmuth says he believes most people who come to the meetings… Continue reading Yarmuth To Conduct Health Care Town Hall

Louisville Added To Appalachian Drug Program

Louisville is now in the pool of federal money aimed at reducing drug trafficking in Appalachia. The Office of National Drug Control Policy has for many years allocated money specifically to southeastern Kentucky counties to help combat drugs that are prevalent in that area, like marijuana and methamphetamine. Louisville Congressman John Yarmuth fought to get… Continue reading Louisville Added To Appalachian Drug Program

VOA Program For Vets Gets Funding

A Louisville-based program that helps military veterans who have been incarcerated make the transition back into society upon their release is getting a $150,000 federal grant to continue its work. The Incarcerated Veterans Transitional Program is operated by the Kentucky arm of the Volunteers of America. C-E-O Jane Burks says it provides assistance with transitional… Continue reading VOA Program For Vets Gets Funding

Yarmuth: House Focus Moving To Health Care Reform

Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville says health care reform will move to the forefront when Capitol Hill lawmakers return from their Easter recess.                       The Third District Democrat says the legislation will be the top initiative in the House over the next several months. “We are going to attempt, and I believe we will succeed, in creating… Continue reading Yarmuth: House Focus Moving To Health Care Reform

TARC, Metro Housing Get First Stimulus Dollars

Louisville’s first projects to be funded with federal stimulus dollars have been announced. More than $17 million will go to the Transit Authority of River City for, among other things, construction of a maintenance facility on West Broadway, improvements to existing maintenance buildings and the purchase of 10 hybrid buses. Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville… Continue reading TARC, Metro Housing Get First Stimulus Dollars