Louisville news: Guilty edition [News]

  • "A Kentucky woman was convicted of demanding millions of dollars from Louisville Coach Rick Pitino to keep their one-night stand in a restaurant a secret, then claiming Pitino raped her after he reported the extortion. Karen Cunagin Sypher, 50, of Louisville, was found guilty of three counts of extortion, two counts of lying to the F.B.I. and one count of retaliating against a witness. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 26 years in prison." [New York Times]
  • Sports blog Deadspin is offering $2,000 for one of the photos entered into evidence. [Deadspin]
  • "U.S. Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul is increasing his lead over Democratic nominee Jack Conway, according to a new poll released Thursday.The cn|2 Poll, conducted for Insight Communications, shows Paul leading Conway 40.6 percent to 31.4 percent, with 27 percent undecided." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "A labor group said it will file for an injunction at 11 a.m. Friday in Franklin Circuit Court to block Gov. Steve Beshear from implementing a plan to furlough state workers for six days. AFSCME Kentucky, which represents about 9,000 state workers, said in a news release that the furloughs will do irreparable harm to Kentucky’s citizens and employees." [Bluegrass Politics]
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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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