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Breeders' Cup 2011
  • "About 20 protesters camped out in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office today in an attempt to pressure the Kentucky Republican to support the Senate Democrats’ infrastructure jobs bill." [Roll Call]
     
  • "The state must turn over records regarding dozens of abused and neglected children who died while under state supervision, a Franklin Circuit Court judge has ruled for the second time in two years. Franklin Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a ruling Thursday that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services has 10 days to negotiate turning over the documents with the state’s two largest newspapers: the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal of Louisville." [Bluegrass Politics]
     
  • "Louisville’s poverty level is high among the U.S. Louisville ranks 20 on the list of 100 large metro areas that was studied by the Brookings Institution.' [WHAS11]
     
  • "The constable who shot a suspected shoplifter at a Walmart is being described as a loose cannon and for years metro council has tried to rein him in. On Wednesday, Third District Constable David Whitlock fired upon the woman in the parking lot of a southwest Jefferson County Walmart." [WLKY]
     
  • "Sixteen Louisville Collegiate School students and three adults were taken to a Glasgow hospital Thursday morning after their bus rolled over in Hart County during a field trip to Mammoth Cave, officials said.
    'Some of those injured have broken bones, while others were treated for lacerations, cuts and bruises,' said Bart Logsdon, a spokesman with T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. 'There was also one potential back injury and one potential concussion.'" [Courier-Jounal]
     
  • "Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, the all-time leading trainer at Churchill Downs, reached the 650-victory milestone Wednesday when James Karp's favored Anecdote won the eighth race, going wire-to-wire with jockey Jesus Castanon." [Courier-Journal]

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Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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