Louisville news: Did the donut cheeseburger keep people away from the state fair? edition [News]

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  • "Arena officials are confident that enough parking spaces exist downtown to handle game-day traffic when the KFC Yum! Center opens in October — their plan identifies more than 12,000 spaces in garages and lots within a 10-minute walk. But many of those spots are reserved for premium seat holders — and for the overall plan to work, traffic experts are counting on thousands of downtown office workers and others to leave their parking spots by the time basketball fans start arriving." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The weather was nearly ideal, but attendance at the 11-day Kentucky State Fair that ended Sunday was probably off fractionally from a year ago, fair officials said Monday. Although numbers probably won't be available for several days, paid admissions aren't expected to surpass the 621,795 people who attended the 2009 fair, said Edward Browne, director of public relations and media for the Kentucky State Fair Board." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Archaeologists recently uncovered Louisville’s oldest pottery business near the corner of Jackson and Main Streets where the old D & W Silks building was demolished for a proposed office tower. Researches found the business on a map of Louisville dating to 1831 and are recovering pottery fragments from a seven-foot-deep trench." [Broken Sidewalk]
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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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