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  • "Tax collection for Kentucky’s General Fund hit its lowest point in five years in fiscal year 2010, which ended June 30, according to state budget director Mary Lassiter. This is the first time the state has suffered a consecutive decline in receipts since World War II, Lassiter said." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "Temperatures are expected to get as high as 98 degrees Thursday -- the highest since September 2007 when thermometers hit 99 degrees, said Mike Crow, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Terrible human-reptilian hybrid Sen. James “Jim” Bunning has decided to speak about the death of cracker New York Yankees owner and African-American philanthropist George Steinbrenner by saying — egads — that Steinbrenner was wise to die this year because he avoided having to pay an estate tax." [LEO Weekly]
Photo: Courtesy U.S. Senator Jim Bunning

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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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