Louisville news: New York Times writes about how KFC's hometown is trying to be less fat edition [News]

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  • "Louisville’s Metro Council announced late this afternoon that the process has begun to schedule a vote over whether to remove Dr. Judy Green from her position as 1st District Councilwoman, as recommended last Friday by the Metro Ethics Commission." [Louisville.com]
  • "A Rand Paul supporter charged with assaulting an activist before the November election has entered an Alford Plea in the case. Police say Tim Profitt stepped on 23-year-old MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle while she was on the ground before a debate in Lexington between Paul and Jack Conway. Profitt said he was trying to protect Paul when Valle approached the candidate with a fake award. Profitt then lost his job as the Bourbon County coordinator for the Paul campaign. An Alford Plea means Profitt recognizes there's enough evidence for a conviction, but he's not addressing the facts alleged. Profitt will pay Valle $600 restitution. Profitt, who is currently out of state, will also serve one year of unsupervised probation." [LEX 18]
  • "This city’s Broadway displays its own array of neon signs — two dozen fast-food restaurants, as diverse as McDonald’s and the local Indi’s — beckoning along a 2.8-mile corridor bookended by low-income neighborhoods on the front lines of a multimillion-dollar battle against obesity. The street symbolizes one of many hurdles facing officials here working to put a severely overweight population on a diet. After all, Kentucky is where Colonel Harland Sanders first made his famous fried chicken and a hotel invented the Hot Brown, a turkey-bacon sandwich drowning in Mornay sauce. In many ways, Louisville’s experience in fighting obesity is little different from that of a dieter stepping on and off a scale. Successes on one front are countered by setbacks on another, and signs that the needle has moved overall are slight and mostly anecdotal." [New York Times]

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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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