Biden was invited by Congressman John Yarmuth to tour GE’s Appliance Park, where stimulus dollars have been used to hire 400 new workers to manufacture energy-efficient appliances.
The stretch includes a bridge over railroad tracks that had been deteriorating. It closed last September for repairs. Starting Tuesday, the bridge is open to traffic.
by Stephanie Crosby Kentucky government leaders are hoping a one-time infusion of cash into the workforce this summer will create permanent jobs. Governor Steve Beshear, Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Congressman John Yarmuth all touted the new WorkNow Kentucky program today, which is funded by $46-million in federal stimulus money. Yarmuth says the program will… Continue reading Stimulus-Funded Program to Create Summer Jobs
by Stephanie Crosby Louisville health officials are working to start programs that were funded through a federal grant announced in March. The Louisville Department for Public Health and Wellness received a stimulus grant for nearly $8-million dollars to fund community health and nutrition programs. Project manager Wendy Carlin says most of the work that has… Continue reading Health Officials Working to Launch Grant-Funded Projects
Users can log on to a state website that will check their location and connection speed. The information will be used to develop a map of internet access and quality in the commonwealth.
Around 458 million stimulus dollars have come to Louisville, and that’s twice as much as he expected when the stimulus bill became law early last year.
A number of health-related projects received funding today as the federal government announced another round of stimulus grants. Louisville received $7.9-million dollars for a variety of health projects. They range from promoting breastfeeding in Louisville’s hospitals to providing healthier foods in schools. Health department director Adewale Troutman says they also want to find ways to… Continue reading Louisville Receives $7.9-Million Grant for Health Projects
A program being run by Louisville Metro government partially through stimulus funds is helping people who may find themselves in need because of the recession. A growing number of previously middle-income families are seeking social services because of the loss of a job or home. The program is called “Through Any Door” and is run… Continue reading Louisville Stimulus Money Used to Direct People to Social Services
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet is now taking proposals for new so-called smart grid energy distribution projects in the state. The Cabinet has $2.65-million in stimulus funds to distribute for smart grid proposals. Project director Bob Amato says they’re hoping to fund five or six demonstration projects. “Things like in-home displays that will give… Continue reading Energy Cabinet Accepting Smart Grid Proposals
The YouthBuild job training program in Louisville will receive 100 thousand dollars from the federal stimulus package.