LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — At least 12 people were hurt this past weekend because of gun violence.
Louisville Metro’s Office of Safe and Health Neighborhoods (OSHN) is tasked with curbing such violence at a grassroots level, but the majority of its budget will run out.
OSHN said a majority of its programs are funded by money from the American Rescue Plan, a federal relief program created during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that money will run out in just over two years, and Metro Council wants to know what’s working before deciding if, and how much, it will continue to fund in the future.
Walter Murrah is a Louisville native, born and raised, now working in the city‘s California neighborhood. He is the project manager for St. George’s Scholar Institute. Murrah’s organization is one of the several grassroots organizations OSHN has supported to curb violence.
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