Louisville news: Does Kentucky need an NBA team when it's getting an ark ride? edition [News]

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  • "Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell praised retiring colleague Jim Bunning on Thursday for his 'two Hall of Fame-worthy' careers in baseball and politics. McConnell, in a farewell tribute to Bunning, called the 79-year-old Kentuckian a man of principle." [Courier-Journal]
  • "U.S. Rep. Baron Hill says he's looking for a job as his time in Congress comes to an end, but governor of Indiana isn't likely to wind up on his resume — at least not yet. Hill, who lost his bid for a sixth term to Republican Todd Young, told The Republic newspaper that the need to provide for his family likely will preclude a run for political office in 2012." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Congressman John Yarmuth, D-KY, who voted against the [wo-year extension for all tax cuts that were due to expire Dec. 31], criticized the compromise for letting affluent taxpayers off the hook." [LEO Weekly]
  • "After promising that Louisville’s adult entertainment ordinance would take effect by Jan. 1, city officials will have to delay enforcement of the controversial law as a result of failing to send out proper notification to strip club owners and a pending appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.The ordinance was passed by the Metro Council six years ago, and prohibits full nudity, lap dances and customers from directly tipping the dancers. It also requires club owners and strippers to obtain proper licensing and creates a six-foot buffer zone between patrons and performers." [LEO Weekly]
  • "Residents of District 25 will see a new effort at the beginning of 2011 to bring resources and jobs to the area when a new Councilman takes over.'I want the people of the District to know we are ready to serve,' says David Yates, who took the oath of office on Wednesday night. Surrounded by family, friends and supporters, Yates took the oath at the Southwest Government Center after winning the office in the November 2nd election." [The Valley Report]
  • "For Louisville to acquire an NBA team it will need to rebound, learn from its previous losses and pull a fast break. Literally. City leaders remain optimistic, saying 'an announcement' could happen before the end of the year. In this latest match up, those close to the latest effort believe the outcome could be different from previous unsuccessful attempts of the past decade. Attorney J. Bruce Miller has been leading the charge as of late, and on Thursday, Metro Council members awarded him an additional $29,000 to continue his marketing campaign to acquire an NBA franchise." [Fox41 via The Ville Voice]

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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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