In This Issue
Framing the Issue:
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
Residents shape Old Germantown redevelopment; Residents share faith traditions; Report on City-County Unification Test Forum
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