Louisville news: We're really wet edition [News]

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  • "Patricia Wilson, Kentucky's commissioner of social services, has resigned abruptly amid growing criticism of the state agency over its handling of child abuse investigations." [Courier-Journal]
     
  • "Ishmon Burks was named interim chief of the Louisville Metro Police Department Monday."[WAVE 3]
     
  • "A storm system that settled on Louisville and refused to budge has officially bumped 2011 into the record books as the city’s wettest. The National Weather Service said 65.4 inches had fallen in Louisville — Louisville International Airport, specifically, where the official stats are measured — by Monday afternoon. The former high, 64.6 inches, was set in 2004." [Courier-Journal]
     
  • "An eastern Kentucky church under a firestorm of criticism since members voted to bar mixed-race couples from joining the congregation overturned that decision Sunday, saying it welcomes all believers." [WHAS 11]
     
  • "Louisville-based Churchill Downs Inc. announced Monday that its annual dividend is being increased by a dime per share." [Courier-Journal]
     
  • "Health officials in Bullitt County are still trying to determine what made dozens of workers fall ill Sunday night and early today at the Zappos fulfillment warehouse. A preliminary investigation indicates the illnesses were food-borne." [WFPL]
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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