Louisville news: Gov. Beshear, you're up 30 billion points in the polls, why not appear publicly with your opponents? edition [News]

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  • "Last Fall, George W. Bush’s memoir revealed the stunning revelation that Mitch McConnell, in September of 2006 — while he was calling people al-Qaeda-appeasing cut-and-runners for wanting to start withdrawing troops from Iraq — was privately telling Bush to start withdrawing troops from Iraq. Not because it was the right thing to do for the country, but because he felt it would help the Republicans in the election that Fall...Dick Cheney also shares the news that Mitch McConnell is a Grade-A hypocrite." [LEO Weekly]
  • "Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has decided not to attend what organizers had hoped would be a rare appearance Sunday in Louisville of all three candidates for governor on the same stage. Beshear, Republican Senate President David Williams and independent Lexington attorney Gatewood Galbraith had been invited to speak at a Sept 11 public forum organized by the Yearlings Club-University of Louisville discussion series." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "A new study shows that Kentucky’s higher education reforms have been among the most successful in the nation, but state officials say there’s still significant work to do. The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems conducted the study. It looked at progress made since Kentucky enacted the Higher Education Reform Act in 1997. Kentucky ranked first among states in the percentage gain for adults with college degrees. The Commonwealth also took the first spot for its gains in six-year graduation rates at four-year institutions." [WFPL]
  • "The game of cat and mouse continues between Councilwoman Judy Green and her colleagues on the Metro Council. Tuesday night, Green's attorney, Derwin Webb, responded to the council's request for documents for her upcoming removal hearing. The charging committee issued a subpoena for Green's tax records and receipts, but Webb responded that Green just doesn't have what they're asking for." [WAVE3]
  • "When 'The Playboy Club' premieres on NBC Sept. 19, you’ll notice a familiar local face starring on the small screen. Native Louisvillian Wes Ramsey will take on the role of Max the bartender in the new hourlong series, which centers on the “Bunnies” and patrons at the original Playboy Club in Chicago at the height of its popularity in the 1960s. Ramsey, a 33-year-old St. Francis High School grad, Walden Theatre alum and son of Bill and Linda Ramsey of Louisville, has also appeared regularly on 'CSI: Miami' as audio/video lab technician Dave Benton." [Courier-Journal]

Photo: Courtesy Beshear/Abramson 2011

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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