Louisville news: Why do Ky. pols embrace coal when the state rants fourth in death by soot? edition [News]

  • "Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jack Conway have committed to three political debates leading up to Kentucky’s U.S. Senate election. The candidates are negotiating for additional debates." [Bluegrass Politics]
  • "The nonprofit Clean Air Task Force released a report today naming the Bluegrass State the fourth worst in the nation for negative health impacts related to pollution emitted from coal burning power plants. The report, dubbed 'The Toll from Coal,' found that Kentucky ranks fourth in terms of 'deaths attributed to coal plant emissions of particulate matter (soot), with total annual mortality projected at 412 per 100,000 adults, an increased risk of 12.6 percent' according to a press release." [LEO Weekly]
  • "According to the Louisville Homes Blog (which is run by realtor Tre Pryor), home values in Louisville are rising, marking a gradual increase since September 2009." [WFPL]
  • "Some Crescent Hill residents are opposing plans for a 149-foot-tall communications tower with a 3-foot lightning rod at the Village Manor Apartments property off Frankfort Avenue. Sprint-Nextel cell phone equipment would be on a single pole next to the railroad tracks east of Fenley Avenue and across Frankfort from Fairlawn Avenue, Iola Road and Paul’s Food Mart." [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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