Louisville news: Indians fat, Kentuckians fatter edition [News]

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  • "It’s official: Kentucky is a mecca for blubber. A new report on America's weight problems says Kentucky has the country's sixth highest rate of adult obesity. Kentucky earned the ranking on the 2011 'F as in Fat' report with an adult obesity rate of 31.5 percent, according to report, which was released today by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Indiana has a weighty problem. An annual report from the Trust for America's Health ranks Indiana as the 15th-fattest state with an obesity rate of 29.1 percent. Indiana's obesity rate has increased by 60 percent since 1995, the report found. Its diabetes rate has increased from 4.8 percent to 9.6 percent during that span." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Starting today at 5:00 this afternoon, Ford will begin hiring 1,800 workers for the newly re-tooled Louisville Assembly Plant. The plant recently underwent a $600 million renovation project to prepare it to build several new types of vehicles, including variations on the popular Escape. Ford says the plant is the most modern and flexible in the 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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