Louisville news: 'Yo, sound the bell, school is in, sucka ' edition [News]

  • "Voters across Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia solidly oppose mountaintop removal coal mining, by wide margins and across a host of demographic and political divides." [Barefoot and Progressive]
  • "Officials at Jefferson County Public Schools say power, Internet and phone service have been restored at all schools and facilities and they’re ready to start the new academic year tomorrow. The start of school was delayed by two days due to power and other outages caused by Saturday’s severe weather." [WFPL]
  • "Responding to growing denunciation of his controversial remarks, state Senator Perry Clark, D-Louisville, is defending a letter he wrote that compared President Barack Obama to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler for agreeing to the debt ceiling compromise. The outspoken state lawmaker claims he was only calling attention to the need for stronger reforms on Wall Street and that he is sounding an alarm about attempts by bankers to destroy the U.S. economy." [WFPL]
  • "Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green, who faces possible removal from office at a hearing in front of her council colleagues next month, has been hospitalized for an undisclosed medical condition and it is unclear when she will be released from her doctor’s care, her attorney Derwin Webb said Tuesday." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Sunday library hours are back! The Louisville Free Public Library has brought back Sunday hours for all participating branches. The Main Library, Bon Air, Iroquois, Okolona, St. Matthews, and Southwest branches will re-open Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m. The Shawnee Library will also be open Sundays after renovations are completed." [The Valley Report]


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About Zach Everson
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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