Louisville news: Brown-Forman employees no longer obligated to drink mediocre wine edition [News]

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  • "Kentucky’s state employee health plan was one of the largest recipients of money last year from a new federal program to help pay health claims of retirees under age 65. The state received $29.7 million from the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, which was established by the health reform law enacted last March. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius released a report on the program’s first year Wednesday." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Brown-Forman has agreed to sell its Fetzer wine business to Chile’s Vina Concha y Toro for $238 million. The company announced Tuesday afternoon that the sale of Fetzer Vineyards includes the winery, bottling facility, vineyards, brand and its other Hopland, Calif.-based wines including Bonterra, Little Black Dress, Jekel, Five Rivers, Bel Arbor, Coldwater Creek, and Sanctuary." [Courier-Journal]
  • "MetroSafe Communications issued a page early Monday warning Jefferson County's suburban fire chiefs that a tornado warning was in effect, but it failed to set off civil-defense sirens — raising new questions about whether MetroSafe followed its own procedures." [Courier-Journal]

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About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, 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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