Newburg Boys and Girls Club Hosts Open House

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana organization is hosting an open house this week at the Salvation Army’s former Newburg Boys and Girls Club. The Salvation Army closed four of its Boys and Girls Clubs earlier this year due to financial problems. For the past couple months the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana,… Continue reading Newburg Boys and Girls Club Hosts Open House

Optimist Club of Louisville Supports Reopening Boys and Girls Clubs

The Optimist Club of Louisville has thrown in $15,000 to help support the reopening of three Louisville Boys and Girls Clubs. Last month, the Salvation Army closed all four of its Boys and Girls Clubs due to rising costs and diminished income. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK) has since begun a 60-day… Continue reading Optimist Club of Louisville Supports Reopening Boys and Girls Clubs

Boys and Girls Clubs Transportation Begins

Several children are taking advantage of transportation that begins Monday between the Salvation Army’s closed Boys and Girls Clubs and a facility run by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. It’s been over a week since the Salvation Army closed all four of its Louisville Boys and Girls Clubs due to rising costs and… Continue reading Boys and Girls Clubs Transportation Begins

UK Gets Grant to Study Economic Development in Eastern KY, White House Praises KY Sentencing Reforms, Conway Releases TV Ads in Attorney General Race, Future Uncertain for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs: Afternoon Review

The University of Kentucky has received nearly half a million dollars from the National Science Foundation to study economic development in eastern Kentucky. An official in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy is praising Kentucky’s sentencing reforms for non-violent offenders. In the race for attorney general of Kentucky, Democratic incumbent Jack Conway… Continue reading UK Gets Grant to Study Economic Development in Eastern KY, White House Praises KY Sentencing Reforms, Conway Releases TV Ads in Attorney General Race, Future Uncertain for Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs: Afternoon Review

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs Closing This Month

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is closing all four clubs in Louisville this month. Staff and club members were notified on Tuesday effective October 21 the clubs will close. A statement released late Tuesday night says rising costs and diminished income led to the decision to close. The Salvation Army has struggled to… Continue reading Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs Closing This Month

Salvation Army and Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Club Discuss Merger

The Salvation Army and the Boys and Girls Club of Kentuckiana are discussing a possible merger. “It’s been very fast. To their credit they have both really responded in the interest of the kids that they serve. So both sides are working really diligently because this isn’t easy,” said Maggie Elder, vice president of community… Continue reading Salvation Army and Kentuckiana Boys and Girls Club Discuss Merger

Salvation Army Operates 'Cooling Centers' For Those Without A/C

by Stephanie Crosby Louisville area social service agencies are opening their doors to help residents escape dangerous summer heat this week. The Louisville Area Command of the Salvation Army has opened two cooling centers, in addition to its Center of Hope homeless shelter on Brook Street. The Center of Hope is operating under a ‘white… Continue reading Salvation Army Operates 'Cooling Centers' For Those Without A/C

Louisville Group to Help Haitians with Potable Water

Members of a Louisville organization are heading to Haiti to begin providing potable water to victims of Tuesday’s earthquake. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Louisville-based Edge Outreach plans to work with the Salvation Army to provide water in Haiti. Bowin Tichenor, who is based in Santo Domingo, is the organization’s regional director for the Dominican Republic… Continue reading Louisville Group to Help Haitians with Potable Water