Monday, February 25, 2019

Oh, Kentucky

This Kentucky Housing Corporation article in the Northern Kentucky Tribune gives some great detail in the way the nation's agencies intended to aid homeless people in our cities and states are organized and one of the ways U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development money flows into them. It makes me want to spend the rest of this Monday imagining a giant bi-vocational basketball league that is organized in two conferences and four divisions: the Cities Conference and its Lexington and Louisville divisions and the Balance of State (BoS) Conference and its East of Dixie Highway and West of Dixie Highway divisions. But I've got to get to work, and I don't have time to think about that right now.

Dear Lord, please let it be so that a corner has been turned in Kentucky's opioids epidemic.

Good jobs news from Robards.

Hiring in Graham (for a "packout operator" at the local provider of "innovative blasting solutions and quality explosives products") and in Hopkinsville (at the local hospital, and sign-on bonuses and gift-shop discounts are available!).

I was only vaguely acquainted with the remarkable story of Claysville-born inventor, businessperson and activist Garrett Morgan, but, as told by biographer William King, WKU history professor emeritus John Hardin and WKYU's Sydney Boles, it's even more remarkable than I suspected.

Clark County Public Schools is upping its literacy game. So are the "Real Men" of Lexington.

Thank you, TVA, for your support of (middle-school) Girls in Engineering (at Madisonville Community College).

But when I do take time to pretend about that bi-vocational Kentucky basketball league, sometimes I imagine that all of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations decided in a big state assembly that we were feeling called to build, renovate or manage gyms in their towns to accommodate their teams as an act of discipleship. 

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