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  • "The state Transportation Cabinet spent more than $1 million from 2006 to 2008 to close and move a two-mile section of Ky. 699 in Perry County at the request of a coal company that wanted to strip-mine the land where the highway was located, according to state records." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "The annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics Kentucky drew 1,259 hardy souls who raised $330,000 Saturday at the Tumbleweed restaurant on River Road, said Mark Buerger, communications director for Special Olympics Kentucky." [Courier-Journal]
  • "It's time to ask a question that you hear on a daily basis as you walk the halls of the Kentucky Capitol: Do we really need yearly legislative sessions that are costly and are producing fewer and fewer results?" [Courier-Journal]
  • "Despite a strong breakthrough performance in the romantic comedy drama "Winter's Bone," Louisville's Jennifer Lawrence lost out on the Oscar for Best Actress to Natalie Portman for her role in 'Black Swan.'" [Louisville.com]
  • "A guy who feels inclined to formally root, root, root for the Louisville Cardinals men's basketball team decided to rally himself out onto the court with 0.3 seconds left in overtime of today's game vs. Pittsburgh. Per the CBS announcers, Pitt got two free throws for the technical violation. The shots were hit. The quarter-court hurl to send the game into double overtime was not." [Deadspin]

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Senior editor at MapQuest. Previously, freelance writer: WSJ, enRoute, Eater, USA Today, CNT, BlackBook, Gridskipper. Boston born. Kentucky Colonel. Also, I was director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.

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