Louisville news: Eastern Kentucky does not have a drug problem, residents just worshiping Aqua Buddha edition [News]

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  • "Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul said he doesn’t think the drug problem in Eastern Kentucky is 'a real pressing issue,' even though others have described substance abuse in the region as an epidemic. Paul’s latest comment, made in late July while speaking to an Associated Press reporter, expands on his previously stated position in favor of cutting federal funding for undercover drug investigations and drug treatment programs. Many officials say both are badly needed in Appalachia, a hotbed for marijuana growers and drug dealers selling prescription pills and methamphetamines." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Just over 50 percent of Louisville voters support building an East End bridge more than any other possible combination of the massive public works project only 17.3 percent support building a downtown bridge; 14.5 percent (including Democratic mayoral candidate Greg Fischer) want both built; and 10.1 percent don’t want either." [LEO Weekly]
  • "Former Democratic mayoral candidate Shannon White has endorsed Republican Hal Heiner in the Louisville mayor’s race." [WFPL]
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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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