Louisville news: Good showing in NBA Draft for Lexington's minor league basketball team edition [News]

  • "The National Weather Service storm survey crews have confirmed at least four tornados struck parts of Louisville [Wednesday night. The first tornado struck around 8 pm last night, and Meteorologist Ted Funk says it was the most significant." [WFPL]
  • "Churchill Downs officials announced that racing would resume at the track with Friday’s “Downs After Dark” night racing program on Friday, June 24.  The first of “Downs After Dark” races is scheduled for 6 p.m., and admission gates will open at 4 p.m. Racing and training at the track had been cancelled on Thursday." [Churchill Downs]
  • "The unemployment rate in the 13-county Louisville-Southern Indiana metro area was 9.5 percent in May, down from 9.6 percent in April and from 10 percent a year earlier, the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training reported Thursday." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The Louisville Metro Council Thursday night approved an amended ordinance governing the sale and possession of fireworks in Jefferson County...Under a new state law that went into effect June 8, more powerful fireworks such as bottle rockets, fire crackers and roman candles can now be sold in Kentucky. The measure passed by the council initially began as a ban on the newly allowed fireworks but it was overhauled last week in the council’s public-safety committee." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Enes Kanter, Brandon Knight, Kenneth Faried picked in first round; Josh Harrellson, DeAndre Liggins go in second round." [Courier-Journal]


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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