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Beshear joins fight against voter-suppression laws | Kentucky Today

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - A new initiative to protect Kentuckians from potential voter suppression during next week’s primary election was announced Wednesday by Attorney General Andy Beshear. Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 1:45 pm Attorney General Andy Beshear is fighting voter suppression. By TOM LATEK, Kentucky Today LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - A new initiative to protect Kentuckians [...]

2018-05-17T22:06:34+00:00

‘The Living Room’ says program is in jeopardy

A program that has kept hundreds of Louisville's most vulnerable citizens out of jail and hospitals is in jeopardy. Updated: 5:25 AM EDT May 16, 2018 Lauren Adams  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A program that has kept hundreds of Louisville's most vulnerable citizens out of jail and hospitals is in jeopardy. The Living Room and dozens of [...]

2018-05-16T07:45:59+00:00

State lawmakers urged to vote down ‘anti-gang’ bill

SOURCE: WLKY LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Some community leaders have asked lawmakers to vote down a bill that would broaden the definition of a gang in Kentucky. Lawmakers could approve House Bill 169 as early as Friday. The bill would expand the definition of a gang, as well as stiffen penalties for crimes connected to gang [...]

2018-04-12T09:55:06+00:00

A CALL TO LEGISLATORS: VOTE NO ON HOUSE BILL 169

MEDIA ADVISORY April 10, 2018 A Call to Legislators: Vote No On House Bill 169 What: The ACLU of Kentucky, the Louisville Urban League, and the NAACP are issuing a call to legislators to vote no on House Bill 169, the “anti-gang” measure pending before the Kentucky Senate.  For weeks, community leaders have shared [...]

2018-04-10T16:37:45+00:00

Critics: Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer blindsided us on gang crackdown

Opponents say a controversial plan that Mayor Greg Fischer is supporting will worsen racial disparities in Louisville's criminal justice system. Phillip M. Bailey, Louisville Courier Journal Published 11:53 a.m. ET March 27, 2018 | Updated 4:13 p.m. ET March 27, 2018 Some allies of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and officials in his administration told Courier Journal [...]

2018-03-28T10:19:47+00:00

Kentucky anti-gang law wins Senate vote despite racial bias warnings

Senate committee advances racially charged gang bill despite opposition from African American leaders FRANKFORT, Ky. — Despite impassioned opposition largely from African American leaders, a bill aimed at cracking down on criminal gang activity advanced through a Senate committee Tuesday even as members voting for it expressed reservations. "This is a major change in [...]

2018-03-28T10:15:39+00:00

Anti-gang violence bill clears hurtle in Frankfort on Tuesday

House Bill 169 broadens the definition of a gang, makes it illegal to recruit children into a gang and enhances penalties for crimes connected to gang activity. Updated: 9:37 PM EDT Mar 27, 2018 FRANKFORT, Ky. — An anti-gang violence bill cleared a hurdle on Frankfort Tuesday. House Bill 169 broadens the definition of a gang, [...]

2018-03-28T09:53:16+00:00

Fischer administration unveils two-year action plan to address opioid epidemic – Insider Louisville

The Fischer administration unveiled its two-year action plan to address Louisville's worsening opioid epidemic on Friday, part of a 78-page report detailing the challenges the city faces and recommended strategies to combat the recent increase in drug overdoses. By JOE SONKA | March 16, 2018 3:53 pm The administration of Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled a two-year action [...]

2018-03-18T00:29:13+00:00

We Mapped Development in West Louisville | Louisville.com

Much has been written in recent years about the economic challenges facing west Louisville, and they are indeed daunting. Much has been written in recent years about the economic challenges facing west Louisville, and they are indeed daunting. For 60-plus years, people, capital and resources have flowed out of this area to other parts [...]

2018-03-18T22:48:08+00:00
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