Louisville news: C-J reports Jerry 'Good Times' Abramson 'spent more than $214,000 from his discretionary fund' edition [News]

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  • "Between July 1, 2006, and his exit from office last December, [former Louisville Mayor Jerry] Abramson spent more than $214,000 from his discretionary fund on such things as sponsoring brunches to honor state legislators, buying $13,000 worth of T-shirts for a Hike and Bike event, putting $15,000 toward the cost of bringing the Idea Festival to town, helping support a child welfare agency and supporting a domestic violence summit. [Courier-Journal]
  • "A federal judge in Indiana has stopped the enforcement of a state law that strips Planned Parenthood–and any other organizations that provide abortions–of public funds." [WFPL]
  • "After closing for remodeling this spring, Seviche is back open with all-new decor, expanded space that offers 30 more seats, and a kitchen that's 'twice the size,' according to chef/owner Anthony Lamas." [Courier-Journal, by Louisville.com writer emeritus Dana McMahan]
  • "Eight of the nine races lost Thursday due to the tornado that hit Churchill Downs’ barn area Wednesday night will be made up on the closing week of the Spring Meet. Instead of a make-up date, the Louisville racetrack will add three races on Thursday, two each on Friday and Saturday, and one on Sunday. Because two races were added to Friday night’s card, Churchill Downs has changed its first race post." [Courier-Journal]
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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