Louisville news: If you're flying in Bristol Palin, your fundraiser ain't gonna be low key edition [News]

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  • "Kentucky death-row inmate's trial littered with problems." [Courier-Journal]
  • "A Louisville home for single mothers is not allowing media coverage of its fundraiser on Wednesday evening featuring a speech by Bristol Palin, the single mother and daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Joan Smith, executive director of The Lifehouse, said the organization made the decision to keep the fundraiser low-key. The Lifehouse provides housing for single mothers, and Smith said it chose Bristol Palin as a speaker because of her own experience as a teenage single mother. The Lifehouse is paying a $14,000 fee to Palin's booking representative, which includes commission and other expenses along with the portion of the fee Palin keeps." [Courier-Journal]
  • "University of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will use his huge social network to recruit more people to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. With 190,000 Facebook friends and more than 1 million followers on Twitter, Calipari can preach the gospel of the Games and, it is hoped, sell more tickets, said Pearse Lyons, president and chief executive officer of Alltech. [Lexington Herald-Leader via LEO Weekly]
  • "The best recruit in Kentucky’s top-ranked recruiting class, the Turkish center Enes Kanter, received more than $100,000 in cash and benefits over three years from the professional team he played for here, according to the team’s general manager. In an interview in his office here this week, the general manager of Fenerbahce Ulker, Nedim Karakas, said the club had given banking and housing records to the N.C.A.A. that show Kanter received benefits that could jeopardize his amateur status for college basketball...Kentucky Coach John Calipari did not return a call to his cellphone seeking comment, but he told The Sporting News in April that Kanter didn’t receive any money." [New York Times]
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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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