Louisville news: No furloughs for Louisville.com writers edition [News]

  • "Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Mayor Greg Fischer just made an announcement that they plan to explore “cost cutting’ options for the Ohio River Bridges Nightmare, saving more than $500 million." [The Ville Voice]
  • "Mayor Greg Fischer named two top staff advisers Tuesday: an interim economic-development chief and a director of policy. Margaret Handmaker, 62, will serve as the interim economic development director for six months while Fischer conducts a national search for a permanent replacement for Bruce Traughber, the longtime economic-development director under former Mayor Jerry Abramson, who is taking a development job at the University of Louisville. Handmaker, a recently retired top executive with Mercer Inc., will be paid the equivalent of $113,000 a year. [Tony] Peyton, 40, will earn $97,000 a year as a director of policy and will responsible for implementing pledges Fischer made during his mayoral campaign. Peyton’s background is in education, and Fischer emphasized in his inaugural address Monday the importance of raising education levels in Louisville." [Courier-Journal]
  • "Gannett Co., the country's biggest newspaper publisher and parent of The Courier-Journal, told workers of its largest division Tuesday that they will have to take a week off without pay to avoid more layoffs as revenue continues to fall." [Courier-Journal]
  • "How local concert promoter Terry Harper got the Wu-Tang Clan to come to Louisville." [Louisville.com]

Photo: Courtesy Louisville Courier-Journal

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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