Other Local Headlines Today, Nov. 6th, 2007

Lost in the shuffle of Election Day coverage, the following news stories of interest ran in today’s Courier-Journal:

Smoking Ban Extended to Downs – Jefferson Circuit Judge Denise Clayton ruled that there was no “rational basis” for Churchill Downs to have an exemption from Louisville’s smoking ban. Churchill will adopt the smoking ban after the end of the current Fall Meet. Of course, smoking will still be allowed in outside areas (including the Grandstand), just not in the “enclosed” areas (meaning mostly betting windows, restrooms, restaurants and snack bars, etc.). Seems about right to me, I went to the track last Saturday and wasn’t really bothered by anyone smoking. Sitting in Grandstand section 116, it was a beautiful sunny day, and I managed to break even on my wagers despite not really studying the racing form.

Playful Act’s Record Sale Serious Business – Speaking of horses, history was made yesterday at Keeneland‘s November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington as the 5-year-old Irish-bred mare Playful Act was sold for $10.5 million to Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.

Local Ford Workers to Vote Sunday on UAW Deal – Employees at Ford’s two Louisville-area plants – some 6,000 active members of UAW Local 862, according to the Courier, will vote Sunday on the recent deal struck between Ford and the UAW.

Otherwise, not much is going on today, so we’ll have more to report when the election results start flooding in.

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