Louisville news: Whoop (cough) there it is edition [News]

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  • "Whooping cough continues to rise in Northern Kentucky, and is a significant problem in Indiana. According to the Kentucky Department for Public Health, there have been 126 cases so far this year, as of Nov. 18, in the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, compared with 36 in all of 2009. There have been 16 cases so far this year in the Barren River district, compared with 10 last year, and two in the Gateway district, compared with five last year. Kentucky health officials said there hasn’t been a problem in the district that includes Louisville...'I find this outbreak particularly concerning because pertussis can be prevented with a vaccine,' said Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Gregory Larkin." Editorlal aside: Stop listening to Jenny McCarthy (she's a Playmate, not a doctor) and vaccinate your kids. [Courier-Journal]
  • "After an almost three hour closed door meeting, the Jefferson County Board of Education voted 5-2 to replace Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman. The board called the special meeting to evaluate Berman’s job performance and to decide whether or not to renew his contract, which expires at the end of June 2011." [LEO Weekly]

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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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