Jefferson County Sheriffs Will Begin Enforcing Evictions For Rent Non-payment Thursday, Aug 13 2020 

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Evictions will move forward for renters in Jefferson County despite a statewide moratorium.

In late July, Gov. Andy Beshear said he believed his emergency order would prevent the enforcement of evictions for rent non-payment amid the pandemic, but a spokesman with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says deputies are legally obligated to enforce a judge’s order.

“I know that there’s orders from the governor which conflict sometimes with what the court orders are,” said Lt. Col. Carl Yates. “If we get the order signed by a judge, that trumps the governor.”


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Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office opens food pantry Thursday, Aug 13 2020 

The pantry, stocked with items like soup and other canned goods, will be available 24 hours a day for people in need.

        

Churchill Downs Says No Infield, Smaller Attendance At Kentucky Derby Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 

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Churchill Downs has closed general admission at the Kentucky Derby this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The track still plans to host an estimated 23,000 guests at the 146th Running For the Roses scheduled for September 5th, Churchill Downs said in a statement Wednesday.

As part of a 62-page “health and safety operations plan”,  the track said reserved seating would be limited to 40% occupancy and standing room-only tickets have been eliminated. The plan calls for outdoor ticket holders to be placed in a “new comparable location” to meet social distance guidelines.  Pre-purchased General Admission tickets will be refunded.

Officials say guests will receive temperature checks and medical questionnaires before entering the track.


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Woman makes masks to benefit Louisville nonprofits Wednesday, Aug 12 2020 

Annie Moore learned how to sew to make masks for friends in the healthcare industry. Now she's selling the masks and donating the profits.

        

Kentucky’s Eviction Crisis Delayed, Not Averted Monday, Aug 10 2020 

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Jodie Thomas was earning $62,000 a year until she was let go from her job in December.

It took months for her unemployment to come through. She burned through her 401K, relied on the generosity of friends and her church, but by the time she began collecting unemployment in late February, the debts had piled up. 

She’s had trouble paying rent at her home in Simpsonville and now, August rent is due.


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LMPD Puts Restrictions On Protesters Before Sunday March Takes Place Monday, Aug 10 2020 

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Louisville Metro Police announced Sunday that it will no longer allow protest caravans, permit protesters to occupy streets or block traffic. LMPD said its decision comes after an increase in “aggressive behavior” on the part of protesters in recent days. 

LMPD’s crackdown comes after more 70 days of demonstrations seeking justice for Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by LMPD in March, and just hours before protesters were due to march through downtown Sunday night in remembrance of Taylor and Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri six years ago.

The march continued as planned and LMPD says officers made two arrests and issued six citations to protesters who violated the order.


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From Police Killings To Evictions, Protesters Continue To Demand Justice Saturday, Aug 8 2020 

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As a crowd gathered in front of a giant mural featuring Breonna Taylor’s face in the Portland neighborhood Saturday afternoon, another group of protesters was dumping furniture, spray painted with messages decrying evictions, in the heart of downtown.

The concurrent yet not affiliated actions encapsulated two major concerns held by many Louisville residents — particularly worrisome for Black people, who make up much of the population in areas of the city where a large proportion of evictions take place.

At 11th Street and Main Street, a crowd of more than 100 gathered to dance to hip hop, release black balloons, eat barbecue and demand justice for Taylor, a Black woman killed by police in her home in March.


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Happy Birthday, Pappy! Neighborhood surprises oldest living Marine in Texas with parade on his 99th birthday Saturday, Aug 8 2020 

Joseph Colwell was born August 7, 1921. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He exercises, drives a Mustang and is loved by so many people.

        

Proposed Residential Developments In Floyd County Cause Concerns Over Rapid Growth Saturday, Aug 8 2020 

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Several new residential developments in the works in Floyd County, Ind., have some citizens concerned about rapid growth in the area.

Indiana State Road 64 was once lined with farmland and empty fields. But recent decades have seen the area explode into a popular suburb of nearby cities like New Albany and Louisville, both of which sit a short distance away on Interstate 64.

At least five new subdivisions have either been proposed or are currently under construction along the strip. If all were to move forward as planned, nearly 900 total housing units would be added to a two-mile stretch of the two-lane highway.


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Coronavirus Cases Surging At Louisville Metro Department of Corrections Friday, Aug 7 2020 

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Louisville Metro Department of Corrections is seeing a surge in coronavirus cases, and city officials said Thursday they are not sure what’s causing it. 

The number of inmates who have tested positive tripled in the last week from 44 to 124. Medical Director Dr. Kevin Smith said the jail is running out of room to isolate inmates with positive cases and quarantine those who may have been in contact. 

All of the 15 largest coronavirus clusters in the United States are in jails and prisons. Kentucky has seen major outbreaks at Green River Correctional Complex, the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women and the Kentucky State Reformatory.


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