Saturday, December 04, 2010

Special Report: Doss High School principal becomes "fall guy"

A close look into what is going on inside South Louisville's Doss High School exposes the flaws in school policy and federal mandates that will cause Jefferson County's 2008 "Outstanding High School Principal" to lose his job.

Terry Boyd of Insider Louisville talks with Glenn Baete, a Bishop David graduate, about his situation and his future. Please take time to read Baete's candid talk: Designed to fail: Doss principal says his ouster will be ‘symbolic,’ but won’t solve Louisville’s school crisis

Friday, December 03, 2010

Weekend Events

- Coffee Talk: Councilman Rick Blackwell is once again inviting residents of District 12 to come out for “Coffee with your Councilman” this Saturday, December 4th. The event will take place at Sister Beans, 5225 New Cut Road beginning at 10:00am.

- Fundraiser: There will be a dance/fundraiser to benefit the Valley High School Baseball Team on Saturday, December 4th at the VFW Post #1181, on Blevins Gap Road just east of Dixie Highway. The dance will start at 8pm. Contact Tracie Yates or Mark Lynch for tickets or information.

- Christmas On The Corner: Friday, December 3, 7:00pm. Please join us at the Gazebo at the corner of Southern Parkway at Woodlawn Ave, as we wait for Santa’s annual arrival on a fire truck! This is a wonderfully fun tradition begins at 7:00PM and once Santa arrives, he will lead the way to the Iroquois Library as we walk along singing carols! Once there, we’ll find plenty of cookies and hot chocolate to enjoy while the children share their Christmas wishes with Santa.

The Beechmont Women's Club's Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon: Saturday, December 4, held at the Beechmont Women’s Club, 4516 South 6th Street. Bazaar Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3p.m. Luncheon Hours: 12noon – 2p.m. A great way to get into the Holiday Spirit by attending this annual event! There will be lots of Christmas items and a delicious lunch! For more information call 502-363-9180.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend, and thanks for reading The Valley Report.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

The good, the bad, two uglies: A midweek summary

- Ford Motor Company is expected to make an announcement regarding plans for the Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road. The long-awaited news will come December 9th. Still unknown is what method the company will use to further whipsaw remaining employees. [CJ]

- Kentucky's tallest building will be left with only 120 people working inside after Aegon fulfills its plan to cut nearly 300 jobs over the next year. [Fox41]

- The totally insane Governor of the Commonwealth did something more stupid than even I thought possible today and continued his tradition of portraying Kentucky as a bunch of ignorant, dinosaur-riding, evangelical circus geeks. I'm sure you've heard about this totally illegal and wasteful proposal to fund a Noah's Ark styled "theme park" near the shameful Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky. Check that story here: [Barefoot and Progressive]

To catch up on other gubernatorial shenanigans like late night, holiday weekend press releases detailing Beshear's appointments to boards and committees, check the story here: [Insider Louisville]

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

“Home Ownership Outreach Workshop” in Hallmark Neighborhood

Woolridge supports “Home Ownership Outreach Workshop” in Hallmark Neighborhood

Event set for Thursday, December 9th at 5:30pm

Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) is offering an important way to help potential homeowners who would like to live in the Hallmark Neighborhood. A special workshop will offer valuable information to those who look to buy a home in this friendly District 3 Neighborhood.

“The Hallmark Neighborhood is a wonderful place to live and raise a family,” says Woolridge. “With the help of the Louisville Urban League, this workshop is a way to make purchasing a home in this community easier.”

A "Home Ownership Outreach Workshop" will get underway on Thursday, December 9th at 5:30pm at H. Temple Spears located at 1515 Cypress Street on the corner of Cypress & Hill Streets.

The Hallmark Neighborhood runs from Dixie Highway & Algonquin Parkway south to Wingfield Lane and west to Cane Run Road.

Participants will obtain the following information:

· Eligible Hallmark properties

· Savings & Credit needs for Homeowners

· Other steps in the Homeowner process

Eligible buyers can receive up to $10,000 of down payment assistance when purchasing in the Hallmark Neighborhood. This workshop will be presented by the Louisville Urban League’s Center for Housing & Financial Empowerment and is supported by Woolridge.

“This workshop will answer questions and give direction for those who want to be part of a caring community,” says Woolridge. “I would encourage anyone who would like to make the Hallmark Neighborhood their home to attend.”

Call the Urban League at (502) 566-3362 for more information.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Legal Aid Society's free legal clinics

The Legal Aid Society of Louisville has announced its schedule for free legal clinics during November and December. A reservation is required for each clinic you wish to attend. To make a reservation please call 584-1254.


Attorneys will be on hand to answer questions about foreclosure and provide advice on alternatives. Foreclosure is often a devastating event for families. That fact leads us to....


Clients will receive assistance from attorneys in filing necessary paperwork to file for divorce.

Established in 1921 and the oldest of Kentucky's legal services programs, the Legal Aid Society's mission is to "pursue justice for people in poverty," which we accomplish by providing free, civil legal assistance.

Please direct anyone you know needing legal advice in these areas to call and make a reservation today.