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  • "Acknowledging that he wrestled with the decision whether to seek another four–year term as Kentucky’s attorney general, Democrat Jack Conway filed Friday to run again. Conway, who lost a bid for the U.S. Senate last fall to Republican Rand Paul, told reporters in a news conference in his Capitol office shortly after filing his candidacy papers that he weighed whether he had 'enough gas in the tank' after November’s election to run this year for attorney general." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Kentucky’s Head Start officials are warning that a controversial Senate-passed immigration bill could have a devastating impact on the early childhood education program for poor children — including the loss of up to $130 million a year in federal funds." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Amid a nationwide shortage of a lethal injection drug, documents show that two pharmaceutical companies declined to sell Kentucky a supply of the sedative. The state e-mails obtained under a freedom of information request show that one firm, KRS Global Biotechnology of Boca Raton, Fla., explained its refusal by saying there was no doctor involved in the purchase, even though Kentucky law bars physicians from being involved in administering executions." [Courier-Journal]
  • In the aftermath of the deadly shooting rampage in Arizona, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., and outgoing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson are scheduled to participate in a panel discussion about the necessity of returning civility to the country’s public discourse. The forum, entitled 'Do Words Matter in Political Discourse? A Community Discussion,' will be hosted at the University of Louisville, Monday, Jan. 24, and will include political science professor Jasmine Farrier in a serious conversation about the state of political rhetoric. [LEO Weekly]
  • "Insider Q&A: Gill Holland’s insider take on Sundance, the movie biz and what Robert Redford is really like." [Insider Louisville]
  • "There’s a lot of buzz right now about Trader Joe’s coming to Louisville. Business First says it’s coming. Derby City Cents says think again. Trader Joe’s is a mysterious company." [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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