Louisville news: Jesus didn't die so Ark Encounter could pay taxes edition [News]

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  • "In his first town-hall meeting in Kentucky since he was elected last November, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul ran into a crowd Tuesday frustrated and angered by the sour economy." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Children younger than 13 would be required to use a lifejacket or flotation device at rivers, lakes, creeks and ponds in Jefferson County under a newly proposed ordinance before the Louisville Metro Council. The measure, which does not apply to public and private pools, was submitted in response to the recent drowning death of a 2-year-old girl in the Ohio River in southwest Jefferson County. Violations would be punishable by a fine of up to $100." [Courier-Journal]
  • "A Louisville chemical company plans to end its use of a hazardous chemical at its Rubbertown plant. The substance American Synthetic Rubber plans to stop using—toluene—is the same one that’s leaked twice in the past few weeks." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Williamstown, Kentucky has agreed to give the Ark Encounter theme park a 75 percent property tax discount for 30 years." [WFPL]

Photo: Courtesy Ark Encounter

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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