Louisville news: Run Rand run edition [News]

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  • "The Rand Paul for U.S. Senate campaign rolled into Southwest Louisville Government Center tonight, and as quickly as it began it was over. What was billed as a two hour event lasted just over half an hour, as the good doctor bailed for the exits after speaking about 12 minutes." [The Valley Report]
  • "Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway says gays should be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, while his Republican rival, Rand Paul, says the military should decide the issue." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jack Conway has confirmed that he and Republican candidate Rand Paul will debate on Fox News on October 3rd. Conway previously wanted to counter the Fox debate with a discussion on NBC’s Meet The Press, but the Conway campaign tells the Herald-Leader Paul hasn’t yet agreed to such a forum." [WFPL]
  • "The latest poll from CN2 gives Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth a 23-point lead over Republican challenger Todd Lally in the 3rd District Congressional race." [WFPL]
  • "With no fanfare, the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday passed a non-binding resolution opposing tolls on existing interstate bridges and roads, such as Spaghetti Junction, to help pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The city unveiled its list of delinquent property owners whose names were published in The Courier Journal today, and the scofflaws owe a total of $17.8 million in fines for code violations. There are 263 names of individuals and businesses on the list, with a top fine amount of $67,773 owed to Metro government by Barbara and Carl J. Marquez, Jr. of Shepherdsville, Ky." [LEO Weekly]
  • "A vacant restaurant in the 1200 block of Bardstown Road across from Mid-City Mall caught fire late Thursday afternoon, forcing the closure of Bardstown Road while firefighters put the fire out. No one was injured, and firefighters had control of the fire just before 6:10 p.m., according to a MetroSafe Communications dispatch supervisor." [Courier-Journal]
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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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