Laura Valentine

Commentary
7:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

Commentary | Louisville's Crumbling Eastern Cemetery Desperate for Attention, Care

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It was around 11 in the morning a few weeks ago that Joel Berndt 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.

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Local News
7:17 am
Sun June 16, 2013

Louisville's Burrito Riders Deliver Hundreds of Breakfasts (and More) to Homeless

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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.

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.

On this morning, Louisville' Burrito Riders are delivering breakfast to the city's homeless community—and, they hope, much more than mere sustenance.

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Business
5:01 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Louisville Food Truck Operators to Gather Downtown Tuesday

Linda Golden

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. 

Matt Davis says food trucks like his are an important part of Louisville’s “foodie” culture, but awareness is geographically limited.  

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Local News
12:27 pm
Sun February 17, 2013

Local Food Proponents Discuss the Movement's Challenges, Opportunities

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Food advocates say Louisville and Kentucky are in prime positions to develop the local food economy and emerge as a leader in the movement.

Author and farmer Wendell Berry, consultant Karen Karp of Karp Resources and Mayor Greg Fischer discussed the region's role in local food yesterday at the library.

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