Local News
6:27 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Louisville Salvation Army Seeking Holiday Food Donations

The Louisville Salvation Army always sees an increase in people coming to its doors during the holiday season, but officials say this year could prove to be especially difficult to meet its needs.

The organization expects to provide holiday meals to more than one thousand people this year and is asking the community for donations of food and other items. 

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3:47 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Kentucky Lawmaker Tweets: 'If the Pilgrims Had Gun Control, We Wouldn't Have Thanksgiving #Irony'

A Northern Kentucky state lawmaker stepped in a Thanksgiving Twitter controversy after making a joke about gun control.

Responding to a call from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for families across the nation to talk about gun control over their Thanksgiving dinner, Rep. Brian Linder on Friday fired off this Tweet:

He deleted the tweet within minutes after other Twitter users replied and accused him of making light of the genocide of Native Americans by European pioneers.

Linder says it was all a big misunderstanding.

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Food & Drink Week
7:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Greg Fischer's Thanksgiving: Family, Community Service and Bourbon-Infused Turkey

Mayor Greg Fischer
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When Thanksgiving rolls around, Mayor Greg Fischer spends part of his day at his grill with the turkey.

It's his specialty, he said, a "rotisserized turkey with a orange juice, bourbon baste underneath of the turkey.

"As the fumes waft into the turkey," he added, "infusing it with a slight Kentucky bourbon taste, it could possibly be the world's best turkey."

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Local News
9:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

How to Get Over the River and Through the Woods: A Public Media Playlist

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This time of year, many of us must deal with the fact that not all of our friends and relatives live in the WFPL listening area. That means that many of us will be traveling away from the comfort of 89.3 FM. And whether you're in a plane or a car, you'll need something to listen to for your trip, and for any time you may spend hiding from in-laws.

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Local News
7:00 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Eve Vigil to Address Hunger in Community

Religious leaders and others from across the Louisville area will hold their annual Hunger Walk and vigil on Wednesday evening.

The event marks the anniversary of the death of Bobby Ellis. The nine year old died of starvation at his west Louisville home in 1969.

Interfaith Paths to Peace Executive Director Terry Taylor says the tragedy led to the creation of the Dare To Care Food Bank and other anti-hunger initiatives in the community.

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Food and Dining
12:52 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Ways to Think Local for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a week away, and I’m already tired.

There are groceries to buy, pies to make, outfits to iron, advertisements to review.  I could’ve sworn that the Thanksgivings of my childhood only lasted a day. Now, it seems like this holiday has transformed into a marathon of planning, cooking, eating and shopping.

Fortunately, there are resources throughout Louisville to get me and the other procrastinators and overachievers through this demanding time.

Where to buy your Thanksgiving groceries/food

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