Louisville news: Welcome flu! edition [News]

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  • "First lady Jane Beshear and state Democratic Rep. Joni Jenkins of Shively took issue with Republican U.S. Senate nominee Rand Paul Thursday on his comments about federal funding for breast cancer research. In a telephone conference arranged by the campaign of Paul’s Democratic opponent, Jack Conway, Mrs. Beshear voiced concern about a Paul comment at a Northern Kentucky town hall meeting in September 2009 in which he said he generally favors more research funding at the state level than at the federal." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "A light plane crashed in the westbound lanes of the Watterson Expressway just west of the Taylorsville Road exit after apparently running out of fuel late Thursday night." [Courier-Journal]
  • "The flu has officially hit Kentucky. State officials reported the state’s first confirmed case Thursday after a sample from an adult in Fayette County tested positive this week. Indiana state health officials don’t track individual cases, only flu deaths." [Courier-Journal]
  • "NBC, which has broadcast the Kentucky Derby since 2001, has agreed with Churchill Downs Inc. to continue carrying the race through 2015." [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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