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  • "Sparks flew several times on Kentucky Educational Television’s Kentucky Tonight on Monday as the three Republican candidates for governor debated how far state government should reach on certain issues, such as drug abuse and education." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Back-to-back explosions injured two people Monday evening at the Eckart America aluminum plant in the Rubbertown area but created no environmental hazard, authorities said." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Questioning the fairness of the plan, the Louisville Metro Council’s budget committee delayed action on a new franchise agreement negotiated between Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Gas & Electric Co., saying the administration must come up with a better deal." [WFPL]
  • "Churchill Downs Inc. officials said this year’s Kentucky Derby will add between $5 million to $6 million to the company’s 2011 pre-tax earnings, following a $3 million increase last year." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Plans to reopen Kentucky Kingdom over the past two years have hit a number of snags, but Mayor Greg Fischer unveiled a plan on May 4, with a goal of reopening Kentucky Kingdom for the 2012 season." [Hello Louisville]
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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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