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After 3 months with no winner, Powerball pot hits $422M

wtsp.com — Time for some lottery dreaming again: The prize in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing has climbed to $422 million, thanks to three months without a winner. If anyone matches the five balls and red Powerball, it will be the game's first namesake prize winner since May 7 when eight New Jersey family members claimed a jackpot worth $429.6 million.

Boaters: Don't slow or stop to ogle bridge work

courier-journal.com — Boaters have been cautioned not to stop, or slow down, to ogle ongoing work on the Ohio River Bridges Project. Project spokeswoman Mindy Peterson said crews building the new East End bridge and working on improvements on the Kennedy Bridge have noticed some boaters either slowing down or even stopping near or under the bridges to watch the construction.

TARC adjusting service on about 20 routes

courier-journal.com — The Transit Authority of River City has announced that it will make schedule adjustments on more than 20 routes, with most of the changes taking effect Aug. 21. The changes are intended to reflect current and anticipated construction projects and traffic delays that impact bus arrival times at stops, TARC officials said.

Powerball jackpot reaches $422 million

courier-journal.com — The jackpot for Wednesday evening's Powerball drawing has climbed to $422 million, officials of the multistate lottery game have announced. The one-time cash option on the jackpot is an estimated $291 million. The final jackpot and cash option will be set just before the 11 p.m. drawing and determined by final ticket sales.

Joella's plans stores in Indy, elsewhere

courier-journal.com — Joella's Hot Chicken, the popular Louisville-based dining chain, is opening its first Indiana location, in Indianapolis, with plans to open additional locations across the Midwest. The Indianapolis restaurant will be located on the city's north side at 4715 E. 96th St., between Keystone Avenue and Allisonville Road, in a former 96th Street Steakburger location.

Nonstop flights coming for Kansas City, Raleigh

Health Dept. issues warning on bat contact

courier-journal.com — They may be cute but they are also dangerous. The Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department is warning people to avoid contact with bats, which are major carriers of rabies, a disease for which there is no cure.

Fandomfest expected to attract 20,000

courier-journal.com — More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the three-day Fandomfest Comic & Toy Show, July 29-31 in the South Wing of the Kentucky Exposition Center. Billed as the region's largest comic-con, the event will attract a gaggle of celebrities, authors and artists -- as well as thousands of fans of "anime, horror, pop culture, sci-fi, steampunk, comic books, gaming, film, television, and literature," a news release said.

Street rods to draw 30,000 people, $13 million

Lenny's Grill & Subs plans up to 20 Louisville restaurants

courier-journal.com — Lenny's Grill & Subs, which opened its first Louisville-area store in early May at 3942 Taylorsville Road, plans as many as 20 local stores over the next five years. Bob Ritter, vice president of franchise and market development for the Lenny's chain, said the Lenny's restaurants specialize in Philly cheesesteaks and other deli sandwiches and salads.
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Then there was the 12-year-old Jewish dog that had a bark-mitzvah.

Jun 28, 2016

Jason Riley, WDRB. Might wanna stop using the word overcrowding. It is just crowding. How can you overcrowd? Ask an inmate.


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