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    • "It’s official: Kentucky is a mecca for blubber. A new report on America's weight problems says Kentucky has the country's sixth highest rate of adult obesity. Kentucky earned the ranking on the 2011 'F as in Fat' report with an adult obesity rate of 31.5 percent, according to report, which was released today by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation." [Courier-Journal]
    • "Indiana has a weighty problem. An annual report from the Trust for America's Health ranks Indiana as the 15th-fattest state with an obesity rate of 29.1 percent. Indiana's obesity rate has increased by 60 percent since 1995, the report found. Its diabetes rate has increased from 4.8 percent to 9.6 percent during that span." [Courier-Journal]
    • "Starting today at 5:00 this afternoon, Ford will begin hiring 1,800 workers for the newly re-tooled Louisville Assembly Plant. The plant recently underwent a $600 million renovation project to prepare it to build several new types of vehicles, including variations on the popular Escape. Ford says the plant is the most modern and flexible in the company." [WFPL]

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    I'm a freelance writer, focusing on travel, food, and A&E. I've contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Gawker Media's Gridskipper and Deadspin, USA Today, BlackBook, and Curbed. Previously I was a senior editor at Aol Travel and MapQuest. And, before that, director of content and editorial strategy for I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville. Washington, DC based. Boston born. Kentucky Colonel.

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