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40-year Courier-Journal reporter, family-kind of guy, Presbyterian, duplicate bridge player, IU grad, infantry-trained officer, former spy, Chisox fan

Kentucky lottery picks GTECH to help develop online ticket sales

Fair board looks for hotelier for Phillips Lane — The need for the hotel, which could cost more than $100 million and be connected by an enclosed elevated walkway to the expo center's South Wing, hasn't changed - and the project will stay a high fair board priority, Rippetoe has said. Without the hotel, a loss of business is inevitable, he said.

Developer reducing Willow Grande condo height — Developers have resubmitted a plan for the controversial condominium tower Willow Grande in Cherokee Triangle, reducing the building's height from 17 to 15 stories. The modification, mandated by the Louisville Metro Council, isn't sufficient to meet objections of the Cherokee Triangle Association, which has filed two lawsuits challenging how city agencies handled zoning and historic-preservation issues.

Bond endorsed for Brown-Forman distillery — Brown-Forman Corp. has cleared a hurdle in its bid for city incentives to aid construction of its planned $35 million Old Forester Distillery and visitors center, an anticipated centerpiece of the Whiskey Row development on Main Street. The Old Forester project is widely viewed as a major new magnet for local tourism.

Old Cardinal Stadium demo to begin Monday — State officials are taking initial steps to get rid of the dilapidated old Cardinal Stadium at the Kentucky Exposition Center, with demolition expected to start Monday. The state Finance and Administration Cabinet, on behalf of the Kentucky State Fair Board that oversees the expo center and fairgrounds in Louisville, has awarded a contract to demolition company South End Services Inc.

Mayor Greg Fischer likes new western Louisville Walmart plan — Walmart has filed a development plan with the city for its much-anticipated western Louisville store just southwest of Broadway and 18th Street. The plan shows a one-level "big box" style superstore, with 153,000 square feet of space, including an outdoor garden sales area and just over 600 parking spaces.

Light Up Louisville offers 40 nights of lights — The 34th annual Light Up Louisville will get underway Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, with the usual dazzling array of lights, lights and more lights. The event will again kick off "40 Nights of Lights" in downtown Louisville.

TARC celebrates milestone of 40 years in anniversary ceremony — It was 40 years ago this month that Jefferson County voters went to polling sites and approved a referendum to establish an occupational tax dedicated to support local mass transit service.

Mayor Fischer sailing to easy re-election — Democrat Greg Fischer ran out to what seemed to be an insurmountable lead in early returns Tuesday evening in his bid for a second, four-year term as Louisville's metro mayor. Fischer had about two-thirds of the early vote against Republican Bob DeVore, a UPS worker who ran a limited campaign.

Michael Howerton, chairman of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Commission, dies — Businessman Michael D. Howerton, chairman of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau Commission and head of the staff of one of Louisville's largest hotels, died unexpectedly Sunday. Howerton, 63, who lived in Prospect, was vice president and general manager of the Louisville Marriott Downtown.
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Nov 24, 2014

City’s Farm to Table program and Louisville Convention Bureau publish first guide to the city’s locally-sourced restaurants.

Nov 24, 2014

Fischer to host annual Thanksgiving breakfast at KICC Cascade Ballroom Tuesday morning. YMCA sponsoring the event.

Nov 24, 2014

Mayor Fischer to give briefing Tuesday morning on revamped metro government website. It's all good, he believes.

Nov 24, 2014

City giving away politically correct -- and free -- paper yard-waste bags through end of year.

Nov 24, 2014

Kentucky Science Center gives early look at $3.2 million Science in Play early-childhood education exhibit.

Nov 24, 2014

Guy invited his proctologist for Thanksgiving dinner, so he would have someone experienced to stuff the turkey.

Nov 24, 2014

WInd blowing so hard out there that one of my chickens laid the same egg three times.

Nov 24, 2014

Ky Lottery hires GTECH in four-year initial deal to develop system for selling lottery tickets online. Internet sales likely late next fall.

Nov 19, 2014

Man Up mentoring group seeks 40 ambassadors to help police monitor youth activity during Light Up Louisville. Precautionary, police say.

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