Louisville news: Lexington's developmental basketball team signs coach to $36.5 million contract; how are you doing? edition [News]

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  • "Failing to privatize Louisville Metro Animal Services, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday the city has rejected a proposal by a non-profit group [No Kill Louisville] to take over the agency. Instead, the administration will immediately renew its search for a new director to turn around the dysfunctional department." [WFPL]
  • "Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced Monday the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games held last year had an economic impact of $201.5 million,  according to a study commissioned by the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet." [WFPL]
  • "General Electric is warning its union employees that the future of Louisville's Appliance Park may be on the line if workers don't approve a new contract today that significantly changes their health care benefits." [Courier-Journal]
  • "University of Kentucky men’s basketball coach John Calipari agreed to a contract extension worth $36.5 million over the next eight years, the school announced Monday morning. Calipari stands to make even more through the incentives and bonuses in the contract. He stands to receive $1 million retention bonuses in six of the eight years." [Courier-Journal]

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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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