Louisville news: 'They gave us jobs' edition [News]

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  • "The night before she was wounded in a shooting that killed six people, U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona sent an e-mail to a friend, Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson, wondering how to tone down the political 'rhetoric and partisanship' in Washington." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Ford Motor announced Monday it will add 7,000 new hourly and salaried jobs in the United States by the end of 2012. The announcement, made on the opening day of the Detroit auto show, said Ford (F, Fortune 500) is adding nearly 4,000 hourly jobs at several of its U.S. plants this year, including 1,800 at the Louisville Assembly Plant, where it plans to start building the new design of the Ford Escape crossover SUV later in the year." [CNN]

Photo: Courtesy Ford Motor

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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