Stimulus-Funded Program to Create Summer Jobs

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

Health Officials Working to Launch Grant-Funded Projects

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

Louisville Receives $7.9-Million Grant for Health Projects

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

Louisville Stimulus Money Used to Direct People to Social Services

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

Energy Cabinet Accepting Smart Grid Proposals

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