Louisville news: Beshear goes to India, Farmer goes to Caribbean—all state workers get is this lousy furlough day edition [News]

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  • "The move is part of a budget balancing plan that includes furloughs for most state workers. Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration says the furloughs — six days from July 1 to June 30 2011 — will save the state $24 million." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Louisville has agreed to pay Wayside Christian Mission $145,000, admitting that city officials made a mistake last year when they denied the shelter permission to move its women’s and families’ facilities to the former Mercy Academy building on East Broadway." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The University of Louisville Board of Trustees directed President James Ramsey Thursday to sign a letter of intent for the school’s health-care system to merge with two other health care companies, including Jewish Hospital, to form a statewide organization." [Courier-Journal]
  • "After being charged with DUI for the second time in as many years, WLKY-TV news anchor John Boel has been fired from the station. According to a statement sent to colleagues, he plans to enter an addiction treatment center." [LEO Weekly]
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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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