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  • "t’s official — almost. Kentucky Senate President David Williams is expected to announce his gubernatorial candidacy tomorrow morning with former University of Kentucky basketball star and Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer as his running mate." [LEO Weekly]
  • "With an unemployment rate close to 10 percent and the economy a chief concern amongst voters, Democrat Greg Fischer unveiled his plan for creating jobs, saying Louisville needs a mayor who can put the city back to work. The 10-point platform includes reclaiming the city’s historic manufacturing base while focusing on green and clean energy jobs of the future." [LEO Weekly]
  • "Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to give the keynote address to the National Quartet Convention on Sept. 16, convention officials announced on Tuesday. The public can buy $20 tickets to the speech at Freedom Hall and other convention ceremonies that begin at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Exposition Center. The tickets, of which about 15,000 will be available, can be purchased through the convention's Web site at www.natqc.com, or at the door." [Courier-Journal]
  • "he annual Bluegrass Balloon Festival at Bowman Field, which in past years had drawn as many as 100 hot-air balloons, has been canceled this year, in part because of competition from the FEI World Equestrian Games near Lexington, the charity sponsors have announced." [Courier-Journal]
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Senior editor at MapQuest. Previously, freelance writer: WSJ, enRoute, Eater, USA Today, CNT, BlackBook, Gridskipper. Boston born. Kentucky Colonel. Also, I was director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.

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