Louisville news: We have a budget edition [News roundup]

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  • "After a day of tense negotiations, the Kentucky General Assembly approved a two-year, $17.1 billion budget late Friday, averting a broad shutdown of state government when the new fiscal year begins July 1." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Four men have been charged with murder after a man was fatally beaten outside an eastern Louisville restaurant [Barbara Lee's Kitchen] early Sunday morning, police said." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Idea Festival lineup almst entirely set." [The Edit]
  • "Have you ever read about a place in a magazine and just wanted to pack up and leave? Two years ago, NYPD cop Doug Davis and his wife Jessa did just that – and their destination was none other than Louisville...In April, the couple opened River City Canoe & Kayak, on Cherokee Road, a wave’s break away from Broadway and Cave Hill Cemetery." [The Highlander]
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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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