In This Issue
Homeless mission renovating former convent
From the front steps of the former Passionist convent on Benita Avenue, it is easy to see the signs lining the lawns along adjacent Geary Court stating, “No to Boulware.”
From my perspective:
America has wonderful hospitals, clinics, and doctors. We conduct brilliant research. But there is a missing link: access to health services.
When the Public Life Foundation addressed the plight of children in need of dental care in the January 2006 issue of Public Life Advocate in the article, “Dental Care for poor youth ‘a huge, huge need’ ” by Benjamin Hoak, we found much to support about the issues presented. However, there were some errors in the information presented that we feel misrepresent the Owensboro Public Schools.
Framing the Issue:
Local options for expanded services
As dental care and dental insurance costs rise, employers and individual policy owners cancel policies, take their chances, and more low-income people postpone treatment until conditions are serious. Children are particularly vulnerable. How should a compassionate community respond?
Citizens react to possible demolition of hilltop landmark
For many Owensboro residents of a certain age, these opening lines of Longfellow School’s fight song stir memories of childhood when they were full of promise, running up the hill to a building that must have seemed enormous.
With 42 out of 100 adults age 25-34 with bachelor’s degrees or higher, Lexington-Fayette County is Kentucky’s best educated community. By comparison, only 19 out of 100 Owensboro-Daviess County adults of that age have college degrees. To match Lexington-Fayette County, we would need more than twice as many college graduates of that age – 4,828, compared to the 2,138 we have now.
Chamber/community push tech center funding; Gov. Fletcher vetoes
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