Louisville news: Budgets, bourbon and belts edition [News roundup]

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  • "House and Senate leaders pledged Monday to leave Frankfort by week’s end with a state budget for the next two fiscal years, but the fate of a new road-building plan remains uncertain." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Kentucky's bourbon-makers are opposing a U.S. House bill that they say would effectively gut federal regulations that govern what can be called bourbon by giving states the upper hand in regulating alcoholic beverages." [Courier-Journal]
  • Seatbelt use in Kentucky improved from 73.3 percent in 2008 to 79.7 percent last year. [Courier-Journal]
  • Churchill Downs announces 2010 Downs After Dark themes. [Louisville.com
  • "The National are returning to Louisville for a show at the Brown Theater this September." [Backseat Sandbar]
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About Zach Everson
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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