L E X I NG TO N
Hats Off at Horse Park
Tom Eblen, C1: Equine industry celebration means free admission
John Clay: It’s OK that UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart skipped the
Governor’s Cup Luncheon to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tea Party to welcome senator
City | Region, A3: McConnell to speak at Aug. 21 rally in Frankfort
Sweet 16 change: Boys’ state high school basketball championship
game to be played on a Sunday for the first time next season.
AUGUST 1, 2012
| WEDNESDAY |
METRO FINAL EDITION
A GOLDEN DAY
FOR TEAM USA
a big yes
PASSES WITH 71.6%
By Greg Kocher
BRIAN PETERSON | MCCLATCHY-TRIBUNE
U.S. women win big: Flanked by the Russian and Romanian teams, who won silver and bronze, respectively, the U.S. women’s gymnastics squad celebrated its gold
medal Tuesday. Team USA last won the title in 1996. From left are Jordyn Wieber, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Kyla Ross. Page B1
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Both the U.S and China won six
medals Tuesday to remain tied.
G S B Total
13 6 4
United States 9 8 6
Basketball: Anthony Davis scores
12 points as U.S. men rout Tunisia.
Equestrian: Queen’s granddaughter takes silver medal.
it’s an unprecedented 19th.
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Business Page: Eleven companies
paid almost $1 billion total to
sponsor the Games
eventing team Keep up with the Games on our
earned a silver Web site.
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Churchill to ratchet up the ritz for Derby
‘MANSION’ WILL CATER TO ULTRA-UPSCALE CROWD
By Bruce Schreiner
LOUISVILLE — Move
over, Millionaire’s Row.
Churchill Downs is preparing
fancier digs to cater to the
rich and famous at the Kentucky Derby.
Track officials on Tuesday announced $9 million in
of the library
the sixth floor.
renovations, highlighted by
a new ultra-exclusive section
called The Mansion expected
to open in time for next year’s
Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
Perched on the sixth floor
of the clubhouse, it will over-
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Georgetown residents voted Tuesday to expand alcohol
sales and thus end beer runs
to wet territories across the
In unofficial returns, the
vote was 3,175 to 1,258 in favor of allowing package sales
of alcohol at groceries and
convenience stores, a margin
of 71.6 percent to 28.4 percent. Unincorporated Scott
County will remain dry despite the result.
Voters approved alcohol
sales in larger restaurants in
2000, but package sales had
been prohibited. If people
wanted to buy a six-pack
of beer or a bottle of wine,
they typically went to Fayette
County or elsewhere.
That meant potential
tax revenue left the city of
29,000. Like many other
cities, Georgetown has lost
revenue since the 2008 recession.
Rodney Vinegar, chairman
of the Georgetown Economic
a group of business owners that distributed a petition to put the issue on the
ballot, said he thought the
overwhelming yes vote was
“We created a very positive campaign. It got a lot of
people out,” Vinegar said.
The campaign focused on
getting voters 40 and younger
to the polls by using a Facebook page to answer questions and explain what a “yes”
vote would mean.
Vinegar and others also
focused on expanded sales as
a means of increasing tax revenue, and as a way to bring
more events to the city.
pediatrician Horace Ham-
Judge rejects EPA
authority in mine issue
quality criteria for coal mining operations in Appalachia,
a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
By John Raby
U.S. District Judge RegAssociated Press
gie B. Walton in Washington
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — ruled in a lawsuit filed by a
The Environmental Protec- coal mining industry coalition
tion Agency overstepped its
powers by setting up waterSee RULING, A2
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