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Society
3:45 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Next Week is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week in Calloway County

Kim Mason and Dr. Robert Lyons of The Gentry House in Murray

Thanksgiving is around the corner and is a time to reflect on good fortune, friends and family. Some good fortunes can be taken for granted: a roof over your head, food in the refrigerator, a job that pays a fair wage. The Gentry House in Murray helps homeless families with children who may have suffered from domestic violence or lost jobs. It's a transitional shelter where people can stay for up to 90 days. During this time, they'll get help finding a job, pursuing educational routes and permanent housing.

On Sounds Good, we speak with Gentry House director Kim Mason, and the president of its board of directors, Dr. Robert Lyons of Murray State's College of Education and Health Services.

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Government
12:29 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Gentry House Plans to Close Next Year, But Will Discuss Suggested Funding Options

A Murray non-profit that provides housing for homeless families with children plans to close January 31.

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.

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Government
3:26 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Federal Regulations Expose Issues in Ky. Homeless Shelters

Kentucky’s rural homeless shelters are finding it difficult to coordinate their services as new federal regulations take effect.

The HEARTH Act was passed in 2009, and its regulations for how homeless shelters and transitional housing programs work together are slowly being implemented.

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Society
2:48 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

'Run for the Homeless' at the Gentry House Derby Party

Mike Wilson and Emily Kohl of the Gentry House in Murray stop by our studio on Sounds Good 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. Click here for more about the Gentry House

Government
8:52 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Petition Against Tent City Brought to Paducah Commissioners

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.

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Homeless Veterans
7:01 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Louisville Homeless Veterans' Group Receives Housing Grant

Volunteers of America in Kentucky will soon have an extra $77,000 to help address the housing needs of Louisville-area veterans.

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Afternoon Update
4:20 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/7/12

China, India, Japan and South Korea are all under pressure from the United States to stop importing Iran's oil.

Today on NPR: The European Union is set to stop all purchases of Iranian oil on July 1.

 

Around the Commonwealth:

Paducah Public Schools will use a state grant to hire a full-time coordinator to work with homeless students.

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Society
12:47 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Rural Homelessness in Western Kentucky

It’s one of those cold gray days in Paducah where the rain doesn’t seem to ever stop. For many that means curling up in their homes. For Carrie Brown, that means her new trailer. It’s the first place she’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.

“Everybody is just one paycheck away from not having a place to live if you don’t have family.”

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Afternoon Update
4:31 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/06/12

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Today on NPR: Homelessness Becomes A Crime In Hungary

Kentucky Politics:

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign opens its first Kentucky office tomorrow in Louisville with an open house.

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