Louisville news: So how about that weather? edition [News]

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  • "What started out as an average summer day with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, quickly turned into an atypical summer day with an unusual and seemingly unannounced tornado outbreak with very little lead time." [Louisville.com]
  • "U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, squared off with Transportation Security Administration head John Pistole Wednesday over a controversial pat-down of a 6-year-old Kentucky girl. Paul, a strident opponent of what he sees as overreaching homeland security policies, sharply criticized the TSA’s random searches of travelers during a senate hearing. Pistole said that while some pat downs are random, most are based on intelligence." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "The empty Borders Books space at Fourth Street Live may be setting up Metro Mayor Greg Fischer for a major dilemma – play ball with The Cordish Companies, or lose the chance to get a game-changing downtown retailer." [Insider Louisville]
  • "More than 3,000 Kentucky nonprofits recently lost their tax-exempt status with the IRS and a few are working to reverse that. The thousands of nonprofit organizations that lost their tax-exempt status with the IRS represent a wide range of interests, including county fair associations, American Legion chapters, and religious groups. Danielle Clore of the Kentucky Nonprofit Network says the groups were affected by the 2006 federal Pension and Protection Act." [WFPL]
  • "The Democratic judge executive of the state’s largest county says agriculture commissioner candidate Bob Farmer is no longer welcome in Pike County because of disparaging jokes Farmer made about Eastern Kentucky." [Bluegrass Politics]

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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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