Louisville news: No trip to Indiana is worth $6 edition [News roundup]

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  • "In a financial estimate, the Louisville and Southern Indiana Bridges Authority has suggested $3 one-way tolls to help pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. According to the 12-page report, which was released to a regional transportation agency on Friday, charging drivers $3 each way would cover half of the cost for the behemoth public works project, which includes building an East End bridge, a downtown bridge and re-configuring Spaghetti Junction." [LEO Weekly]
  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (George W‘s brother) will visit Kentucky next week to lead a $1,000 per person fundraiser for Republican candidate Rand Paul...Kentucky Democrats may be arrange for former President Bill Clinton to campaign for Democratic candidate and Attorney General Jack Conway. Clinton is popular in the commonwealth, and he will be making a stop in Kentucky for a charitable event. While he’s in the state, return visits for politicking will be discussed. [WFPL]
  • "With the general election less than four months away, Republican Todd Lally surprised political observers last week when he outraised U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-3rd, in the second-quarter. According to financial reports submitted by both campaigns, Lally, a lieutenant colonel in the Kentucky Air National Guard, managed to raise $289,000 compared to Yarmuth’s $204,000 in the same period." [LEO Weekly]
  • "The newest addition to the KFC Yum! Center is a 200-foot-long hanging sculpture that will traverse the arena's first-floor concourse next to Third Street. The Louisville Arena Authority, which commissioned the piece by Phoenix artist Al Price and will cover its roughly $200,000 cost, made the announcement at Monday's board meeting. Price's sculpture will be constructed of 50 metal panels built from curved stainless steel tubes -- a design meant to echo, in part, the nearby Ohio River and its bridges." [Courier-Journal]
  • "It's the end of an era. Flabby's is closed. The business is for sale, so let's hope someone will keep the history and tradition alive." [Germantown& Schnitzelburg blog]
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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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