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Volume 2 Issue 3

In This Issue

Framing the Issue:

Big Dreams, Big Decisions

A citizen guide to prioritizing proposed community projects

The look and feel of Owensboro and Daviess County could well be enriched in the years ahead. Public officials, community leaders, financial experts, organizational boards, a variety of committees, and private fundraisers all are wrestling with ways to build ambitious community projects now under consideration. The Public Life Advocate offers a guide to help citizens assess, prioritize, and have an informed voice in decisions concerning the largest of these substantial public investments.

School nurse program grows but has serious needs

In March 1992, the Green River District Health Department saw a need to become more involved in school health. It began the school nurse program in Owensboro Public Schools at Estes and Foust elementary schools because of their high population of students from low-income families.

Under-employed in Owensboro

How two families cope

Recently the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce identified low-wage jobs as a growing concern in the state and the nation. Nearly one in five people in our region hold jobs, which generally pay between minimum wage of $5.15 per hour and $8 an hour.

Plodding through their plight:

Single mothers juggle work,
school & Family

The challenges for single mothers in Owensboro and Daviess County can be overwhelming - especially for hte 60 percent of them who have young children and are living in poverty.

Editor's Notes:

Major initiatives warrant a public process

Public officials, members of governing boards, committees, and task forces: Opportunities are at hand – opportunities to make wise decisions, build good will, and enrich our sense of community.

Citizens Speak: Leaders Respond

Residents shape Old Germantown redevelopment; Residents share faith traditions; Report on City-County Unification Test Forum

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The Public Life Advocate, published bi-monthly, is committed to be a trusted resource of information and analysis of public concerns and community issues. The Advocate is a community-driven publication, grounded in a commitment to be "of the people, by the people, and for the people."


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