Scammers pose as Louisville priest; sends text to parishioners for money Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

Officials with Our Lady of Lourdes say they will never text or email anyone asking for money.

        

Louisville beats Wake Forest to remain perfect in the ACC Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

The Cardinals thumped the Demon Decons at the KFC Yum Center Sunday afternoon to stay perfect in the ACC.

       

Louisville women’s basketball pulls away from Wake Forest Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

Dana Evans scored 20 points and Jazmine Jones scored 18 as Louisville topped Wake Forest for its eighth consecutive victory.

       

Australia turns from defense to offense in wildfire battle Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

BODALLA, Australia (AP) — Crews battling Australia's wildfires said Sunday that they have been able to turn from defense to offense for the first time in weeks thanks to a break in the weather.

Police warn of potential fraud involving Shepherdsville insurance company employee Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

If you are a customer with Bruce Capps Insurance, police said you should contact the company to verify your coverage.

No. 7 Louisville women pull away from Wake Forest, 75-61 Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

Jazmine Jones was also honored for scoring her 1,000th point which took place last game.

        

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns of bank card phone scam Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

If you receive a call similar to this, police say you should hang up and dial the 800 number on the back of your bank card.

11 dead as tornadoes, heavy rain, wicked winds lash southern US, Midwest Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

A devastating round of storms that included several tornadoes led to the deaths of 11 people in the southern U.S. and Midwest over the weekend.

       

Man arrested after lengthy standoff at southwest Louisville apartment complex Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

Neighbors were told to stay inside as a precaution during the standoff, which lasted nearly 6-1/2 hours.

Taking inventory: What happens to extra furnishings? Sunday, Jan 12 2020 

By Anthony Riley —

Furniture is expensive. A new faux leather sofa from Big Lots can cost up to $700, and for those looking for a bargain, Goodwill’s selection of furniture is often limited and dated.

However the need for affordable furniture hasn’t gone away. Many students on and off campus are moving into their first apartments either alone or with roommates, meaning they need furniture.

There’s a new source of cheap furnishings in town, or rather, whatever the local public institutions are getting rid of.

The University of Louisville sells some of their excess furniture, but not before it goes to the Department of Inventory, where they are stored on campus in a warehouse. Faculty and staff can then claim whatever they need for their respective departments.

Students cannot claim assets from inventory; however, once the departments have claimed all they need, after a set period of time, the university ships excess equipment to another warehouse where it is then auctioned off for cheap on GovDeals.com

According to their website, “GovDeals provides services to government agencies allowing them to sell surplus assets via the Internet.

Customers can sort by seller, zip code, category, state, etc. to view all the odds and ends government institutions are getting rid of. Depending on the seller and location, different auctions will close at different times.

For example, one listing has a natural gas fireplace priced at $62 in Bowling Green, Ky., while another post lists a Ford Crown Victoria police interceptor for $425 in Shelbyville, Ky.

GovDeals is a catch all for any variety of government surplus; one can even bid on confiscated personal property sold by the Jefferson County Metro Government like watches, industrial grade Hummer vehicles, office desks and more.

Though just as inconsistent as any Goodwill, GovDeals.com offers some interesting finds for possibly low prices, provided you have the means to go and travel to pick it up yourself.

Photo by Anthony Riley // The Louisville Cardinal

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