This Just Happened, a weekly update (Louisville Cardinals edition)

Well, I tried to stay out of it. But the NCAA Basketball Championship rightfully remains in Kentucky! Congratulations to the 2013 Louisville Cardinals! 

Also in the 'ville: Louisville is negotiating the purchase of Colonial Gardens and will seek developers for the site which is a "dilapidated reminder of the South End's colorful past, historic value and uncertain future." [Courier-Journal]

Shades of Watergate? Sen. McConnell's campaign office was apparently bugged and senior campaign staff were caught making disparaging remarks about Ashley Judd's mental health, religion, and family values. Unknown if any 'Aqua Buddha' references were made. The FBI is investigating... what is apparently now referred to on twitter as #bluegrassgate [The Hill]

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray's proposed budget includes some funding for key projects of interest, including the Kentucky Theatre restoration and making critical repairs to the old courthouse. [BizLex]

Irish Americans in northern Kentucky are planning an Irish Memorial for Covington's Devou Park with the design being that of a dolmen, or portal grave. [RiverCityNews]

Also, Covington's downtown streetscape project is taking another step forward. [NKY.com]

Last week, I mentioned that historic markers were being stolen in Georgetown. Apparently this is a thing as Louisville's roadside markers are also being targeted [Courier-Journal]

Which means the new Shelby Park historic marker going up in Louisville had better watch out! [Courier-Journal]

And the Kaintuckeean has resumed its relationship with KYForward, so be sure to check out their website for great updates on Kentucky's history [KYForward]

First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the commencement ceremonies at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond at 7:30 p.m., May 11. She'll also receive an honorary doctor of humane letters from EKU. [Richmond Register]





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