Laura Valentine http://wfpl.org en Commentary | Louisville's Crumbling Eastern Cemetery Desperate for Attention, Care http://wfpl.org/post/commentary-louisvilles-crumbling-eastern-cemetery-desperate-attention-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was around 11 in the morning a few weeks ago that Joel </span>Berndt<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and I picked through the bushes in Eastern Cemetery. Neighbors complain about pests that come from the cemetery’s overgrowth. When we cut away branches and bramble, there’s a 50/50 chance that we’ll either find trash left from somebody’s party or a headstone that’s been damaged or vandalized. We had a trash bag full of empty six packs, candy wrappers, crushed cigarette packs and bike parts.</span></p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Laura Valentine 6022 at http://wfpl.org Commentary | Louisville's Crumbling Eastern Cemetery Desperate for Attention, Care Louisville's Burrito Riders Deliver Hundreds of Breakfasts (and More) to Homeless http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-burrito-riders-deliver-hundreds-breakfasts-and-more-homeless <p>It was cold and rainy the morning that a quartet of bicyclists rode out, covering 12 miles across Louisville and carting more than 200 pounds of homemade breakfast burritos.</p><p>They began at 8:30 a.m., working their way through all the homeless shelters in downtown Louisville, stopping to talk to anyone they met.</p><p>On this morning, Louisville' Burrito Riders are delivering breakfast to the city's homeless community—and, they hope, much more than mere sustenance.</p> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:17:57 +0000 Laura Valentine 5792 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Burrito Riders Deliver Hundreds of Breakfasts (and More) to Homeless Louisville Food Truck Operators to Gather Downtown Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-food-truck-operators-gather-downtown-tuesday <p></p><p>The Louisville Street Food Alliance is planning what it calls a street corner “invasion” of downtown Louisville, during which the LSFA aims to raise awareness about its businesses and meet prospective food truck operators, in addition to serving lunch.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Matt Davis says food trucks like his are an important part of Louisville’s “foodie” culture, but awareness is geographically limited. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:01:10 +0000 Laura Valentine 4323 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Food Truck Operators to Gather Downtown Tuesday Local Food Proponents Discuss the Movement's Challenges, Opportunities http://wfpl.org/post/local-food-proponents-discuss-movements-challenges-opportunities <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.45407768962590855" style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Food advocates say Louisville and Kentucky are in prime positions to develop the local food economy and emerge as a leader in the movement.</span><br> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:27:07 +0000 Laura Valentine 4053 at http://wfpl.org Local Food Proponents Discuss the Movement's Challenges, Opportunities