Louisville news: Heiner likely to gain endorsement from pasty manufactures, but lose it from strippers, me edition [News]

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  • "In 2004, Metro Councilpeople Hal Heiner, R-19, Madonna Flood, D-24, Bob Henderson, D-14, and then-councilwoman Julie Raque Adams, R-18, sought to protect the freshly minted Metro Louisville-Jefferson County from the socioeconomic evils of nipples, vaginas  and the effects of ZZ Top on those body parts with an ordinance that would make it illegal for strippers to actually strip. Under the new law, 'adult entertainers' would not be allowed to perform while fully nude, and instead must  wear nipple-burqas, aka pasties. The ordinance’s constitutionality was challenged by a consortium of Jefferson County strip clubs, and the case made it all the way to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Last week, the ruling came down in Metro’s (Victorian) favor, and the ordinance will go into effect within 30 days." [LEO Weekly]
  • "Gas prices rose as high as $2.90 at many stations in the Louisville area Monday, according to prices posted at www.courier-journal.com/gas.The Louisville-area average was $2.77 late Monday, up a nickel from Sunday and the highest since mid September." [Courier-Journal]
  • "In a new study, one Louisville neighborhood has ranked in the top 25 of 17,000 US cities for being one of the most dangerous. A study by Neighborhoodscout.com ranked the Smoketown neighborhood; specifically East Breckinridge Street in zip codes 40203 and 40204 as the 14th most dangerous of the 17,000 cities." [WHAS11 via Broken Sidewalk]
  • "Seems the Australians aren’t too keen on the World Equestrian Games here in Kentucky." [Page One Kentucky]
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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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