Connie Mendel

Kentucky’s largest city giving away free period products

BY: - October 13, 2023

LOUISVILLE – Eighteen of Louisville’s health department and Metro Hall public-facing bathrooms just got period products dispensers thanks to an investment of around a $1,000 from the city’s Office of Women.  The free products are part of a pilot program that city leaders said Friday is a step toward health equity and also a worthwhile […]

Louisville mayor names board to oversee distribution of opioid settlement money

BY: - September 21, 2023

LOUISVILLE—On schedule, Kentucky’s most populous city just finalized an advisory board to oversee its opioid settlement fund distribution.  Louisville mayor Craig Greenberg appointed health experts and other local leaders to supervise the spending of more than $57 million from opioid settlements with CVS, Walgreens, Teva and Allergan.  Release of the  $57 million will be spread […]

How will Kentucky’s biggest city spend opioid settlement money? 

BY: - July 13, 2023

 LOUISVILLE – Kentucky’s most populous city plans to spend $57 million from opioid settlements on harm reduction services and other outreaches, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg announced Thursday at City Hall.  Jefferson County will receive more than $57 million in total over the course of 18 years, with the first payment of $7 million expected later […]