Shannon S. Hall Louisville Courier Journal Published 3:17 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Are you one of the thousands of people without power because of that blast of early winter weather? We want to hear from you. WEATHER ALERT: Snow and slick roads expected for Thursday rush hour Email us at [email protected] or call the Courier Journal hotline at 833-LOU-NEWS (833-568-6397) to tell us how you're feeling about not having power. This latest storm was in the top 10 for most LG&E and KU customers affected by a storm, an LG&E official said. Related: Thousands of people in Louisville, Southern Indiana still without power Also: The 8 best ways to weatherize your home to save energy and money Related: Tree falls on Interstate 65 near Sellersburg causing fatal crash … [Read more...] about Still no power, Louisville, Southern Indiana? Tell us your story
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New Orleans is rich in civil rights history. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference was formed at New Zion Baptist Church on Third Street on Feb. 14, 1957. A photo of 6-year-old Ruby Bridges integrating William Frantz Elementary School on Nov. 14, 1960, became an iconic image of the push for freedom.The young protesters — Rudy Lombard, Lanny Goldfinch, Cecil Carter Jr. and Oretha Castle — who held a sit-in at the McCrory’s lunch counter on Canal Street in 1963 became the faces of a lawsuit decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.There are dozens of other civil rights heroes who put their lives at risk for the cause of freedom. Their stories deserve to be memorialized in a civil rights museum in New Orleans, as the state promised almost 20 years ago they would be.For now, the Latitude team at NOLA.com wants to help tell those stories. If you took part in marches or protests or someone in your family did, tell us about it. Send your … [Read more...] about Were you part of the civil rights movement in New Orleans? Tell us your story
One in every five adults in Louisiana suffers from mental illness. Yes, some are strangers to us. But they are also our spouses and our siblings, our friends and our neighbors, or even ourselves. They live in affluent communities and poor neighborhoods, and they identify with every race, religion and creed. What is true for most is that they and their loved ones are often shamed into silence and neglected by a state that has the resources to end their suffering - but chooses not to. Starting today, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune launches an ongoing series, "A Fragile State," which examines how Louisiana's broken mental health care system is failing its most vulnerable residents. Among our early stories are a look at how one family has been trapped by a dysfunctional system of care, and an upcoming story about how the stigma of mental illness and a lack of resources can be particularly devastating to residents of rural Louisiana. We have more ideas for topics to explore in the weeks … [Read more...] about We’re reporting on Louisiana’s broken mental health system. Tell us your story.
We want to see your ink.Big or small, old or new, we want to see your tattoos. But don't just show us, tell us. We want to hear the stories behind every stroke of the needle(s).You can upload your photos here!It doesn't matter if your tattoo is to commemorate someone gone too soon or was done on a whim, we want to hear from you! Here are some of the stories so far: SHOW US YOUR INK and tell us your story "I was hanging out with people who were not my friends and I ended up getting jumped. When I got jumped I got scars.I got it to remind me to never hang out with people who don't have my best interest in mind. I got Scar over scars," Kayla, 24. 01 / 17 "I was hanging out with people who were not my friends and I ended up getting jumped. When I got jumped I got scars.I got it to remind me to never hang out with people who don't have my best interest in mind. I got Scar over scars," Kayla, 24. 01 / 17 © 2018 WTLV … [Read more...] about SHOW US YOUR INK; tell us your story
The holidays are approaching, and with them comes the opportunity to make career blunders when you forget that office parties are still associated with work — under the veil of celebration. True, the people you work with every day play a part in a satisfying career, and the chance to mingle helps build stronger relationships between colleagues. Having a good time at office-sponsored events is the goal, in fact the informal networking tends to strengthen communication and gives those you work with the chance to see your personal side that often gets lost in the daily routine. It’s the personal side of office parties that can bring a mixed bag — drawing people closer or sending your career in the wrong direction. Holiday gatherings are wonderful opportunities to connect with those in different departments by having conversations based on interests rather than workplace discussions. So how can a holiday party send your career in the wrong direction? When you forget … [Read more...] about Avoid office party disasters … and tell us your stories