Louisville news: LG&E meter reader was at my powerless house this morning, hahaha! edition [News]

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  • As of 6:00 am Monday, Aug. 15: LG&E customers restored: 95,400.  LG&E customers without service: 32,600 At the peak, 128,000 customers were without power. [LG&E]
  • "Jefferson County Public Schools will be closed today, which would have been the first day of the 2011-12 academic year for the district's 101,000 students. In addition, the Archdiocese of Louisville canceled orientation and classes scheduled for today at Trinity and Assumption high schools." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The pension plan for state employees has lost $1.7 billion in recent weeks because of upheavals on Wall Street." [WFPL]
  • "A Kentucky native and former Marine Corporal will receive the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama next month for his actions in Afghanistan two years ago. Dakota Meyer will be the third living recipient of the nation’s highest combat honor and first living Marine recipient of the award since the Vietnam War. The 23-year-old is being honored on September 15 for his courageous actions in 2009, the White House announced." [WFPL]
  • "The Louisville Merger 2.0 Task Force released the results of a long-awaited study last week. The survey found residents have mixed views on safety and public protection services with opinions divided along lines of race, class and zip code. Around 61 percent of African-American respondents said they feel safe in their neighborhoods, but 18 percent do not. That’s compared to close to 73 percent of whites who feel safe in their area and 9.5 percent who do not." [WFPL]

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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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