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Councilwoman Shanklin and Newburg Ministers to hold news conference on initiative to curb violence

Wednesday August 23, 2006

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
Media Advisory:

Louisville – Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D) 2 will hold a news conference on Thursday August 24th, 2006 at Petersburg Park on Newburg Road.

The news conference will announce a new initiative for curbing recent violence in the Newburg community. The news conference will begin at 11:00am.

The weekend of August 19th, there were several shootings in the area. There has also been an increase in other crimes such as armed robbery and auto theft. The initiative will attempt to ensure the safety of young people in the community.

Councilwoman Shanklin will be joined by several community ministers. They are part of a new resource network she has formed to help residents of Newburg.

In the event of rain, the news conference will be held at the Newburg Church of Christ located at Indian trail and Unseld Avenue in Newburg.

Barbara Shanklin (D) 2