homeless http://wkms.org en Gentry House Plans to Close Next Year, But Will Discuss Suggested Funding Options http://wkms.org/post/gentry-house-plans-close-next-year-will-discuss-suggested-funding-options <p></p><p>A Murray non-profit that provides housing for homeless families with children plans to close January 31.</p><p>Gentry House board members met with Murray’s Human Rights Commission Monday to discuss funding options that could keep the housing non-profit open. Volunteer director and board member Melinda Johnson says the meeting was an opportunity to clarify the difficulties it’s facing. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:29:33 +0000 Whitney Jones 37225 at http://wkms.org Gentry House Plans to Close Next Year, But Will Discuss Suggested Funding Options New Federal Regulations Expose Issues in Ky. Homeless Shelters http://wkms.org/post/new-federal-regulations-expose-issues-ky-homeless-shelters <p>Kentucky’s rural homeless shelters are finding it difficult to coordinate their services as new federal regulations take effect.</p><p>The HEARTH Act was passed in 2009, and its regulations for how homeless shelters and transitional housing programs work together are slowly being implemented.</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:26:49 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36504 at http://wkms.org New Federal Regulations Expose Issues in Ky. Homeless Shelters 'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party http://wkms.org/post/run-homeless-gentry-house-derby-party <p>Mike Wilson and Emily Kohl of the Gentry House in Murray stop by our studio on<em> Sounds Good </em>to speak with Kate Lochte about the first-annual community Derby Party: Run for the Homeless fundraiser on Saturday, May 4th at the Murray Banquet Center. The event starts at 2 p.m. and the race begins at 5:24 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gentry House in Murray. The Gentry House is a homeless/emergency shelter that acts as a safe haven for families with children in Murray and Calloway County. <a href="http://www.gentryhouse.org/">Click here for more about the Gentry House</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:48:24 +0000 Kate Lochte 31211 at http://wkms.org 'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party Petition Against Tent City Brought to Paducah Commissioners http://wkms.org/post/petition-against-tent-city-brought-paducah-commissioners <p>A group of Paducah citizens are telling city officials they don’t want a homeless resource center in their neighborhood. Resident Bob Kelley presented Mayor Bill Paxton and City Commissioners yesterday with more than 250 signatures on a petition asking for an ordinance banning homeless shelters in residential neighborhoods. Tent City Resource Center will open soon on Bridge Street near Kelley’s home.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:52:36 +0000 Casey Northcutt 23637 at http://wkms.org Petition Against Tent City Brought to Paducah Commissioners Louisville Homeless Veterans' Group Receives Housing Grant http://wkms.org/post/louisville-homeless-veterans-group-receives-housing-grant <p>Volunteers of America in Kentucky will soon have an extra $77,000 to help address the housing needs of Louisville-area veterans. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:01:00 +0000 the associated press 18488 at http://wkms.org Louisville Homeless Veterans' Group Receives Housing Grant Afternoon Round-Up 6/7/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-6712 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/07/154454246/planned-e-u-oil-embargo-looks-set-to-squeeze-iran">The European Union is set to stop all purchases of Iranian oil on July 1.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Around the Commonwealth:</strong></p><p>Paducah Public Schools will use a state grant to hire a full-time coordinator to work with <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/paducah-schools-hire-homeless-student-coordinator">homeless students</a>.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 21:20:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18287 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 6/7/12 Rural Homelessness in Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/rural-homelessness-western-kentucky <p>It&rsquo;s one of those cold gray days in Paducah where the rain doesn&rsquo;t seem to ever stop. For many that means curling up in their homes. For Carrie Brown, that means her new trailer. It&rsquo;s the first place she&rsquo;s had to call her own since her uncle passed away last June. Carrie worked as a caretaker for her uncle. But when he died, that meant she lost her job. Soon after, she lost her house and was living out of her car.</p><p>&ldquo;Everybody is just one paycheck away from not having a place to live if you don&rsquo;t have family.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:47:27 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17582 at http://wkms.org Rural Homelessness in Western Kentucky Afternoon Round-Up 4/06/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-40612 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/04/06/149526299/homelessness-becomes-a-crime-in-hungary">Homelessness Becomes A Crime In Hungary</a></p><p><strong>Kentucky Politics</strong>:</p><p>President Barack Obama&rsquo;s re-election campaign opens its first&nbsp;<a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/obama-re-electio-n-campaign-opens-kentucky-office">Kentucky office</a> tomorrow in Louisville with an open house.</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:31:46 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17556 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 4/06/12