Louisville news: Is Aqua Buddha hanging out at Greg Fischer's house? edition [News]

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  • "Two new polls released Thursday show Republican Rand Paul widening his lead over Democrat Jack Conway in their race for the U.S. Senate." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Former President Bill Clinton is expected to be in Louisville Monday night on the eve of the Nov. 2 election to campaign for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "With a recent poll showing a tight race, Republican Congressional challenger Todd Lally assailed Democratic U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth Thursday over jobs — saying economic-stimulus efforts had failed to alleviate unemployment." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Kentucky Kingdom will not be open next summer, as originally hoped, but instead will aim for a 2012 reopening." [Courier-Journal]
  • Brian Tucker, who writes the Valley Report blog, accuses the Courier-Journal of taking "a cheap shot" at mayoral candidate Hal Heiner by running a follow-up piece to the C-J's profile of Heiner saying that Heiner neglected to inform The Courier-Journal during interviews about his private life that he married and divorced in the 1970s before marrying his current wife of 33 years. "Yes, that is it.," say Tucker. "A breathless allegation that Heiner didn't tell the CJ all about his dead ex-wife. . . . If this is the 11th hour bombshell that the folks at the once-proud CJ have been waiting to drop, they have seriously underestimated and disrespected the public. It's no wonder people don't "take the paper" anymore." (You can read the C-J piece by clicking here.)
  • Not to be outdone, The Ville Voice's Jake Payne fulminated that "the C-J has sunk to a new low" — and then showed how to take the journalistic high road by publishing a slew of unverified rumors about mayoral candidate Greg Fischer. He claimed that these rumors were "already common knowledge, but the press is afraid to talk about it."
Photo: Courtesy Greg Fischer for Mayor
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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