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Local News
12:00 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Louisville Homeless Shelters Expect Influx as Single-Digit Cold Approaches

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Temperatures are forecast to drop into the single digits starting this weekend and three Louisville homeless shelters are preparing for an influx of overnight visitors.

The homeless shelters will activate Operation White Flag, a program that disregards normal rules for admittance and accepts anyone who is without a warm place to stay during extreme temperatures.

Operation White Flag is instituted when winter temperatures drop below 35 degrees.

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Local News
7:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Report: Homelessness Among Kentucky Veterans Spikes

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The number of homeless veterans in Kentucky has increased in recent years, a new report says.

Numbers released Thursday by the Kentucky Housing Corporation show the number of homeless veterans jumped 37 percent in the last four years. The report indicates that the higher numbers are in part a result of troop withdrawals in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, beginning in 2009, as well as an increased effort by various organizations to count homeless veterans. 

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Local News
6:36 am
Tue October 15, 2013

How Louisville Metro Council Districts Compare in Child Well-Being

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Louisvillians can now see how their Metro Council district’s are doing in children’s health and well-being.

“Certain issues impact children regardless of where they live,” says Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, the organization has released county-specific report, braking down education, health and economic data to provide a comprehensive snapshot of Louisville children. 

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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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Local News
4:55 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

One-Stop Outreach To Homeless Will Be Held Wednesday

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Several Louisville agencies are joining forces again this year to offer various services to the homeless in a one-stop environment.

The 2012 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down is Wednesday at The Salvation Army on the old Male High School campus on Brook Street starting at 8:30am.

Natalie Harris with the Coalition for the Homeless expects hundreds of homeless people to get assistance at the event, many of them veterans.

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