Louisville news: We pressure our employees to donate to Gatewood edition [News]

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  • "The re-election campaign of Gov. Steve Beshear has raised more than $465,000 from state workers, and an employee in the Department of Juvenile Justice alleged Monday that some of his colleagues said they were pressured to give. In a letter to the chairman of the state Republican Party, Rodney Young alleged that, during the Christmas holiday season, he heard co-workers complaining that Deputy Justice Cabinet Secretary Charles Geveden was calling nonmerit employees and demanding 'significant' contributions to the Beshear campaign." [Courier-Journal]
  • "An investment group planning a multi-million dollar renovation of Main Street’s historic Whiskey Row has officially taken ownership of the properties. The group, led by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, closed last Friday, July 29th, on the purchase of these buildings that it plans to renovate into a mixed-use development." [Louisville Metro Government]
  • "Metro Government has fined Louisville Gas & Electric for letting coal ash leave the Cane Run Power Station and contaminate nearby homes. Two weeks ago, LG&E released test results that found ash on three area homes. Now, the city has fined the company $4,000 for violating the district’s fugitive dust rule." [WFPL]
  • "The Louisville Zoo has lost an iconic figure Tuesday morning when Timmy, a 52-year-old Silverback gorilla, was euthanized because of multiple health issues." [Courier-Journal]

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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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