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FFA encourages students to 'go all out' — The parley officially runs Wednesday through Saturday. But about 1,000 FFA national and chapter leaders were treated by local organizers and sponsors to a pre-convention lunch that featured "farm-to-table" food - including sweet tea fried chicken and Habegger Mennonite Farm red potatoes - from farms in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Voter registration in Jefferson Co. nears record 550,000 — A record 548,815 people are registered to vote in Jefferson County in the general election Tuesday, Nov. 4, newly released figures by the Jefferson County clerk's office and the county Board of Elections show. Local registration is up about 10,000 from the May primary and up more than 22,000 from the November 2012 general election, figures indicate.

Tumbleweed restaurant closing site near Waterfront Park after fight with landlord — 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.

Waterfront Park tumbleweed restaurant in settlement talks with landlord Waterweed to avoid eviction fight — Tumbleweed officials acknowledge that they are in serious talks with their riverfront landlord in an effort to resolve a longstanding rent dispute involving the prime restaurant location at Waterfront Park near the Big Four Bridge.

111 Whiskey Row to offer food, shops, living — Three strategic historic buildings in the Whiskey Row project in 100 block of West Main Street are targeted for redevelopment with a mix of restaurants, shops, offices and apartments, the developers say. The adjacent structures - 111, 113 and 115 W.

Owner of Ali boyhood home doubts schedule — The owner of Muhammad Ali's childhood home in western Louisville says restoration probably won't start until all or most of the estimated $250,000 cost is in hand. Jared Weiss, the Nevada real-estate investor who bought the house at 3302 Grand Ave. in the Parkland neighborhood in 2012 said he fully intends to pursue the restoration.

Tumbleweed landlord seeks immediate eviction — Tumbleweed is reneging on a payment pledge by refusing to put $57,000 into a Jefferson District Court account - a sum equal to back rent it owes - and should be subject to immediate court-ordered eviction from Waterfront Park, its landlord claims. The motion filed by the landlord, Waterweed LLC, is the latest round in the dispute over how much rent is owed for the Tumbleweed Tex-Mex Grill & Margarita Bar just upriver from the Big Four Bridge.

Ali's boyhood home getting major facelift — Muhammad Ali's childhood home in Louisville will be restored to its original condition and could be given to the Champ on his 73rd birthday in January under a plan by the current owner and a Kansas-based restoration company.

Notable events during Belle's years — October 1914: Launched in Pittsburgh as the Idlewild. 1948: Renamed the Avalon. May 1962: Purchased at auction by Jefferson County for $34,000. 1963: Rechristened as the Belle of Louisville. April 30, 1963: Participated in the first Great Steamboat Race with Delta Queen.

Belle the star at 100th birthday bash — The Centennial Festival of Riverboats will be open: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Oct 31, 2014

Want to say good-by and good luck to a really great guy and journalist, Bill Francis at WDRB. Bill, live long and prosper. You did well.

Oct 31, 2014

Fair board seeking 300 temp workers for North American livestock expo Nov. 8-21. Pay starts at $7.25.

Oct 31, 2014

Jefferson election officials warn of lines and need for long time to vote Tuesday; 40 judicial races on back of ballot.

Oct 31, 2014

Jefferson Election Center open 9 to 2 Saturday to accommodate walk-in voting.

Oct 31, 2014

Coalition for the Homeless shelters putting out white flags as temps dip below freezing. 3 shelters in network participating in program

Oct 30, 2014

Is that a sari you are wearing? No, it's a sarong. Well, I'm sorry that I was so wrong.

Oct 30, 2014

State authority initially approves tax district for l50-room, Marriott brand Nulu hotel at Market and Shelby streets. $38 m. project.

Oct 30, 2014

Louisville Zoo gets $500,000 grant from distillery company toward $10.4 m. capital drive; money to help fund elephant, penguin projects.

Oct 30, 2014

KentuckianaWorks gets $2.9 m. federal grant to promote computer-coding training, expanding classes to 12 more area counties.

Oct 27, 2014

Hillary returning Saturday to campaign again with Alison Lundergan Grimes, in Lexington and in Northern Kentucky.

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