Louisville news: Gov. Beshear's son asks daddy for taxpayer handouts (Steve, you're no better than Reechie) edition [News]

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  • "A Hindu ground-blessing ceremony for a new company in Elizabethtown became a campaign controversy last month after Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear participated and his Republican challenger criticized him for it. What went unnoticed is that one of Beshear’s sons, Louisville attorney Andrew Beshear, is paid to represent the company in question, UFLEX Ltd. of India, as it successfully moves to collect $20 million in tax breaks from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. The cabinet has granted UFLEX preliminary approval for tax breaks, but the flexible packaging factory first must achieve specific jobs- and investment-based goals. It’s eventually expected to employ 250 people." [Bluegrass Politics]
     
  • "Bob Holthus, a trainer for more than a half-century, died Tuesday morning in Louisville at age 77. He had suffered in recent years from heart disease." [Courier-Journal]

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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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