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Jere Downs

The Courier-Journal

Louisville, KY, United States

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Past articles by Jere:

Russell shooting Wednesday bewilders some residents

Irma Martin was eating chess pie and watching Big Bang Theory. Bronson Reed was nursing gums sore from wisdom teeth extraction. In their Russell neighborhood around 7 p.m. Wednesday, they both heard the sound of sirens and stepped outside on Dr. J.W. Hodge Street at Chestnut. They saw an unknown man lying dead in the alley and police officers and detectives descending on the neighborhood for the… → Read More

Officer Rodman honored by LMPD officials, others

Reaction followed swiftly upon the 3:40 p.m. death Wednesday of Louisville Metro Police Officer Nick Rodman. The second death in the history of the young police department choked up Police Chief Steve Conrad at a press conference outside the University of Louisville hospital at 5:30 p.m. Lights and sirens blazing, Rodman was turning left on 26th Street from Duncan when a vehicle being pursued by… → Read More

"Safe City" meeting calls for drug, housing, school reform

Annual "CLOUT" meeting calls for action on overdose epidemic, mental illness, housing and schools → Read More

Hail watch part of Monday's storm forecast

Severe thunderstorm, high winds possible Monday night → Read More

Cheesy parsnip mash with sausage

Here's how to make cheesy parsnip mash with sausage from Red Hog: → Read More

Smoked bass and parsnip chowder

Here's how to make Red Hog's smoked bass and parsnip chowder: → Read More

Root for parsnips, a tasty veggie that can't be beat

Parsnips hold the sweetness of the earth. And here are some recipes to incorporate them in your life → Read More

Dog-loving chef's 'Everything Dogs Cookbook' is bone appetit

Beth Schofield's experiments with pal Quincy paved the way for the book's tasty treats. → Read More

Dog-loving chef's 'Everything Dogs Cookbook' is bone appetit

Beth Schofield's experiments with pal Quincy paved the way for the book's tasty treats. → Read More

Dog-loving chef's 'Everything Dogs Cookbook' is bone appetit

Beth Schofield's experiments with pal Quincy paved the way for the book's tasty treats. → Read More

Dog-loving chef's 'Everything Dogs Cookbook' is bone appetit

Beth Schofield's experiments with pal Quincy paved the way for the book's tasty treats. → Read More

Dog-loving chef's 'Everything Dogs Cookbook' is bone appetit

Beth Schofield's experiments with pal Quincy paved the way for the book's tasty treats. → Read More

Dog-loving chef's 'Everything Dogs Cookbook' is bone appetit

Beth Schofield's experiments with pal Quincy paved the way for the book's tasty treats. → Read More

Dog-loving chef's cookbook is bone appetit

Bone appetit! Heres how to make your own dog biscuits → Read More

23 local farmers markets in the Louisville area

The Courier-Journal's Farmers Market Guide gives you 23 outlets to check out in the greater Louisville area. → Read More

Cheese is so addictive, one doctor calls it 'dairy crack'

Can you break your cheese habit? A new book, called The Cheese Trap , makes the case for skipping dairy products altogether. → Read More

Cheese is so addictive, one doctor calls it 'dairy crack'

Dr. Neal Barnard's new anti-dairy book, 'The Cheese Trap,' recommends a more vegan diet. → Read More

Appalachian greenhouse may be hope in coal country

Greenhouse startup is a $55 million project in Pikeville → Read More

Cheese is addictive. One doctor calls it 'dairy crack'

Cheese is addictive, according to author Dr. Neal Barnard, because the dairy proteins inside can act as mild opiates → Read More

They're 'gouda!' The 4 best cheese alternatives

Here are the four best cheese alternatives for people looking to trim dairy fat from their diet → Read More