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Time to “test” your Senate race IQ

courier-journal.com — Look, the Kentucky Senate candidates and their campaigns have gone to all the trouble of asking you - and a lot of people thousands of miles from you - for money, and they've spent millions of dollars and long hours making countless ads that have run nearly infinity times on television and the web.
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UPDATED: The mega-givers to pro-McConnell Super PAC

courier-journal.com — Each has give six-figure contributions to Kentuckians for Strong Leadership
Oct 24, 2014

A complete list of biggest givers to pro-McConnell super PAC cjky.it/1woLt0f via @courierjournal #kysen

Oct 24, 2014

RT @Joe_Gerth: UPDATED: The mega-givers to pro-McConnell Super PAC cjky.it/12qSVOy

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Grimes super PAC gets its money from labor

Tumbleweed restaurant closing site near Waterfront Park after fight with landlord

courier-journal.com — The Tumbleweed restaurant at Waterfront Park is closing, with its last day Nov. 15, a spokesman for the restaurant corporation confirmed early Friday. The closure of the Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Grill & Margarita Bar off River Road near the Big Four Bridge is apparently part of a settlement between the restaurant and its landlord, Waterweed LLC., over how much bank rent the restaurant owes.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @SteveJones_CJ: which kind of restaurant would you like to see at the Tumbleweed location on the river? cjky.it/1woCxbm via @courierjournal

Oct 24, 2014

RT @cjbiz: Great location ... what's next? Tumbleweed to close riverfront site Nov. 15 cjky.it/1woCxbm @louisvillenoms @WhatNancyThinks

Oct 24, 2014

which kind of restaurant would you like to see at the Tumbleweed location on the river? cjky.it/1woCxbm via @courierjournal

Oct 24, 2014

The end officially is nigh for Tumbleweed on the river. Hoping for a great replacement at this amazing location cjky.it/1woCxbm

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C-J designer Kyle Slagle works magic on Page One

courier-journal.com — They call me "The Magic Man," "Mr. Magic," or just simply "Magic." "They" being the editors at The Courier-Journal. I'm not sure what I did to earn that nickname, but now I feel like I have to live up to it. Maybe that was part of their plan all along.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @kitgregory: I shouldn't play favorites but ... #C-J designer works magic on Page One cjky.it/1tRsxJV via @courierjournal story by @KyleSlagle

Oct 24, 2014

RT @kitgregory: I shouldn't play favorites but ... #C-J designer works magic on Page One cjky.it/1tRsxJV via @courierjournal story by @KyleSlagle

Oct 24, 2014

I shouldn't play favorites but ... #C-J designer works magic on Page One cjky.it/1tRsxJV via @courierjournal story by @KyleSlagle

Grimes sticks to script in close Senate race

courier-journal.com — On the stump, she's a Clinton Democrat. In GOP attacks, she's a cheerleader for Barack Obama. Political allies - and opponents - know her as the daughter of Jerry Lundergan, former head of the Kentucky Democratic Party. For her part, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes calls herself a "Kentucky filly," charging toward victory in her bid to unseat Republican Sen.

Burse named president of KSU

courier-journal.com — The interim president of Kentucky State University, who took a pay cut this summer to benefit low-wage workers, has signed on to head the school for an additional three years. Raymond Burse, a retired corporate officer and general counsel at General Electric, was installed by the KSU Board of Regents on Friday as the 14th president of the only historically black university in Kentucky.

North Carolina should be hit so hard the ground shakes

courier-journal.com — Bring down the banners. Return the trophies. Refund those gains that were ill-gotten. Revoke those degrees obtained through academic fraud. Replace all those coaches and administrators who were complicit or willfully ignorant during nearly two decades of sweeping, systemic cheating at the University of North Carolina.
Oct 24, 2014

Column on the North Carolina academic scandal and the severe #NCAA sanctions it deserves. #UNC #ACC goo.gl/xEfap8

Five-star Ivan Rabb visiting Kentucky this weekend

courier-journal.com — The University of Kentucky has made the final list of five for Oakland power forward Ivan Rabb, a top-five player in the Class of 2015, and he'll officially visit Lexington this weekend, his coach said. Rabb, a 6-foot-10 player for Bishop O'Down High School, is down to Arizona, California, Kansas, Kentucky and UCLA, coach Lou Ritchie said.
Oct 24, 2014

Ivan Rabb will officially visit Kentucky this weekend, his coach said. cjky.it/1tRCWoS via @courierjournal

Times, dates and info for Churchill Downs' fall meet

courier-journal.com — Dates: Sunday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 30. No racing Mondays or Tuesday. Post times: 12:40 p.m. ET; except 2 p.m. Oct. 31 (Breeders' Cup Friday); 2:15 p.m. Nov. 1 (Breeders' Cup Saturday); 4:30 p.m. Friday Nov. 14 (Downs After Dark); 11:30 a.m. Nov. 27 (Thanksgiving). Admission: $3; except Nov.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @CJ_Jennie: #ChurchillDowns fall meet at a glance. Check out photo. Horse on left runs Sunday. courier-journal.com/story/sports/h… @KyTbred @ABRlive

Oct 24, 2014

#ChurchillDowns fall meet at a glance. Check out photo. Horse on left runs Sunday. courier-journal.com/story/sports/h… @KyTbred @ABRlive

UK may have several key recruits at game

courier-journal.com — The University of Kentucky's football game against No. 1 Mississippi State will give the Wildcats a chance to impress a significant group of well-regarded recruiting visitors, including several of UK's current recruits and several more players committed to other major colleges. Most of the key visitors will be from Ohio or Kentucky.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @sports_cj: UK may have several key recruits at game cjky.it/12s8ANw @kyletucker_cj

Oct 24, 2014

4-star safety Tyree Kinnel (Michigan commit) and WR/TE Ahmad Wagner (Iowa bball commit) possible UK visitors tmrw cjky.it/1tRslu4

Oct 24, 2014

Ohio DT DaVon Hamilton (Pitt commit) and Ohio TE C.J. Conrad (UK commit) expected on official visits to UK cjky.it/1tRslu4

Oct 24, 2014

A look a key recruits expected at Kentucky's game vs. No. 1 Mississippi State tomorrow cjky.it/1tRslu4 via @courierjournal

After harrowing journey to Louisville, teen in immigration limbo

courier-journal.com — After a harrowing journey to America, today Elivar Mazariegos is a quiet ninth-grader in a Louisville school for new immigrants, awaiting another uncertain fate in court - part of the fallout from a child migrant crisis that, even as it has begun to wane, continues to reach into unlikely places far from the border.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @ckenning_cj: After harrowing journey, Guatemalan teen reflects ongoing fallout from child migrant crisis in cities far from border cjky.it/1wookLw

Oct 24, 2014

RT @ckenning_cj: After harrowing journey, Guatemalan teen reflects ongoing fallout from child migrant crisis in cities far from border cjky.it/1wookLw

Oct 24, 2014

After harrowing journey, Guatemalan teen reflects ongoing fallout from child migrant crisis in cities far from border cjky.it/1wookLw

Blacks searched more often during traffic stops

courier-journal.com — Black drivers are nearly twice as likely to be searched and arrested than white drivers after being pulled over by metro police, according to a traffic stop study released Friday morning. Of the 87,775 vehicle stops between April 2013 and March 2014, 67.1 percent were white drivers, while 28 percent were black.
Oct 24, 2014

Louisville blacks 2x as likely to be searched & arrested in traffic stops: @LMPD report. Via @MattGlo @courierjournal cjky.it/1yuHBLQ

Oct 24, 2014

Louisville finds that blacks searched more often during traffic stops cjky.it/1woGGfq

In foreign policy, "America cannot disengage from the world"

Oct 24, 2014

in NYC, @SenRandPaul says "America cannot disengage from the world," but should be aware of limits. #2016Pres cjky.it/1uQpqMJ

Oct 24, 2014

Rand Paul: In foreign policy "America cannot disengage" cjky.it/12rsHLO

Oct 24, 2014

In major foreign policy speech, @SenRandPaul says "America cannot disengage from the world." #2016Pres cjky.it/1uQpqMJ

DuPont Manual High School Louisville saves best for Male High School football rivalry

courier-journal.com — Asked about the Manual High School football team committing a combined nine turnovers in back-to-back losses to Trinity and St. Xavier, Male coach Chris Wolfe simply laughed it away. Wolfe has seen his Bulldogs lose four straight meetings against Manual, which in recent years has saved some of its best football for the Old Rivalry.
Oct 24, 2014

ICYMI, my preview of tonight's Manual-Male game. About 25 minutes from kickoff. #loufb courier-journal.com/story/sports/p…

Camm seeks $30 million for wrongful conviction

courier-journal.com — Exactly one year after he was exonerated in the murders of his wife and children, David Camm has filed a wrongful conviction claim seeking $30 million. The claim, filed Friday night, alleges "shoddy and unlawful 'investigation' practices," "malicious prosecution," and that the former Indiana State trooper was "framed" in the fatal shootings of his wife and two children in September 2000.

Fern Creek station to air War of the Worlds

courier-journal.com — In 1938, America was in the midst of the Great Depression. Adolf Hitler was building a name for himself in Europe. And passenger airship the Hindenburg had crashed a year before. Turning on the radio often meant hearing more bad news, and on Oct.

Kentucky football team looks for perfect performance to topple top-ranked Mississppi State

courier-journal.com — As gathering steam goes, the University of Kentucky's 41-3 loss at LSU last week was not what the Wildcats had in mind before trying to do something for just the fourth time in program history Saturday against Mississippi State: beat the No. 1 team in the country.
Oct 24, 2014

New Story || Cats look for perfect performance vs. No. 1 cjky.it/1D8Ku5y

Ind. Congressional race pits three contenders

courier-journal.com — The most prominent contested race this year in Southern and South Central Indiana pits three candidates for the U.S. Congressional seat that represents District 9 in the Hoosier state. The position was dominated by the Democratic party for 34 years under former U.S. Rep.