Louisville news: Conway's strategy of focusing prosecutions on unpopular targets backfires edition [News]

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  • "The campaign manager for Republican gubernatorial hopeful David Williams has left the campaign, its chairman confirmed Thursday. Luke Marchant, a political consultant with strong ties to the Tea Party movement, is leaving to pursue other opportunities, said former state Adjutant General Donald Storm, the chairman of the campaign." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "A former admissions officer at the for-profit Spencerian College in Louisville  told the Lexington Herald-Leader Thursday that executives being investigated by Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway have urged employees to support his opponent in the fall election. Campaign finance records show the chancellor of Sullivan University, which owns Spencerian, and his executives contributed $12,000 to Republican attorney general candidate Todd P’Pool’s campaign." [WFPL]
  • "Another water main break was reported Thursday night near Eastern Parkway and Crittenden Drive, according to a media page from the Louisville Water Co. 'We have flooding in the street,' the page said. It said about 3 feet of water are in the road." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The initial planning for a super region between Louisville and Lexington has begun. The Brookings Institution is helping the cities put together a plan for an economic partnership centered around manufacturing jobs. In particular, it will look at how best to lure more auto industry jobs to Louisville, Lexington or nearby cities." [WFPL]
  • "Look for Trader Joe’s to have its first Louisville location open by October. And yes, we meant to type 'their first Louisville store.' Insiders are telling Insider Louisville the Monrovia, Calif.-based chain of specialty grocery stores –  a subsidiary of über-secretive Germany-based, privately held supermarket giant Aldi Nord – is looking at a second location in the market, with The Summit Louisville in far eastern Jefferson County a possibility." [Insider Louisville]
  • "Several ramps will be temporarily closed on Interstate 71 as part of the resurfacing and bridge deck restoration project between Interstate 64 and the Watterson Expressway." [Courier-Journal]
  • "My minions tell me that Big Blue Country is considering a name-change.  One that will soften their profile as a UK bar and make it more of a general sports bar." [my loueyville]

Photo: Courtesy Jack Conway for Attorney General

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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