Category Archives: Stimulus

Mayor Abramson turns on the lights

The opening of the KFC Yum! Center has the city sprucing itself up and tonight another multi-million dollar makeover of downtown Louisville will be unveiled when Mayor Jerry Abramson “flips the switch” on the Second Street Bridge light display. Earlier today the Mayor’s Office sent out a press release hyping the plaza under the bridge, […]

YouthBuild Receives Grant, Hope

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a nearly $700,000 grant to YouthBuild Louisville, an organization that aids unemployed, undereducated and generally disadvantaged teens and twenty-somethings in the River City. The grant will allow the organization, which provides job training and high school education to disadvantaged 16- to 24-year-olds, to operate for another two years. […]

Stimulus Grants $4,600 to Recessionary-Challenged

Despite the rain, here’s some good news for the Commonwealth: $3 million in Federal stimulus funds will be disbursed to the recipient’s school of choice in an effort to re-educate Kentucky’s legions of laid-off workers. Via WAVE-3.com: “Today’s workers will account for two-thirds of the work force in 2020. Yesterday’s skills will not suffice in […]

Beshear on working and stuff

Curious about how Kentucky will be spending its share of federal stimulus funds? Go here. But first, here’s Gov. Beshear gabbing about it: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46t_IYn0_EM&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fkentuckyatwork%2Eky%2Egov%2FPages%2Fdefault%2Easpx&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Coming Soon to A Public Works Project Near You

In order to raise visibility of the stimulus’ impact, President Obama today unveiled an emblem (pictured at left) that will adorn each and every highway expansion, bridge paint job, and bus stop that is under construction and paid for by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. No word yet on weather T-shirts or other apparel […]