Louisville news: Don't let the bedbugs bite edition [News]

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  • "Gov. Steve Beshear signed a death warrant today for Gregory Wilson, setting an execution date of Sept. 16. Wilson’s execution would be Kentucky’s fourth since the death penalty was re-established in 1976." [Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty] (Disclosure: I volunteer with this organization.)
  • "A group called Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies began airing a television ad critical of Attorney General Jack Conway late Tuesday. The ad, which targets Conway over his stance on the federal health-care overhaul Congress approved, will air for two weeks on TV stations in Lexington, Louisville, Bowling Green and Paducah, according to Crossroads GPS. The group will spend $520,000 to air the ad. In the Lexington TV market, that translates to $57,568 a week, according to the public political ad file at WKYT-TV." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "The vacant Colgate-Palmolive plant in Clarksville, Ind., may be broken into as many as 12 tracts when it goes on the auction block Nov. 2." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Terminix has released a list of the 15 most bedbug-infested cities in America, and Louisville is number 13." [WFPL]
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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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