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L E X I NG TO N SPORTS, B1 Hats Off at Horse Park MITCH MOUNTAIN ON THE 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 $1.00 1 London Olympics Expansion of liquor sales gets a big yes GEORGETOWN MEASURE 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 Medal count More coverage on B2 Both the U.S and China won six medals Tuesday to remain tied. Nation G S B Total China 13 6 4 23 United States 9 8 6 23 Japan 148 13 France 434 11 South Korea 323 8 Italy 242 8 Russia 224 8 Germany 231 6 Australia 132 6 Romania 122 5 Basketball: Anthony Davis scores 12 points as U.S. men rout Tunisia. Equestrian: Queen’s granddaughter takes silver medal. Phelps sets record: Winning an Olympic medal is nothing new for swimmer Michael Phelps, unless it’s an unprecedented 19th. Page B1 … and B5 Business Page: Eleven companies paid almost $1 billion total to sponsor the Games British royal Zara Phillips and her eventing team Keep up with the Games on our earned a silver Web site. MATT SLOCUM ASSOCIATED PRESS See ALCOHOL, A2 Churchill to ratchet up the ritz for Derby ‘MANSION’ WILL CATER TO ULTRA-UPSCALE CROWD By Bruce Schreiner Associated Press 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 A rendering of the library at Churchill Downs’ The Mansion, which is perched on 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- CHURCHILL DOWNS See CHURCHILL, A2 $30 for $60 OR $100 for $200 Toward anything at Expansive Art Like on Facebook and enter to win prizes worth nearly $1,500 from Readers’ Choice favorites. Georgetown residents voted Tuesday to expand alcohol sales and thus end beer runs to wet territories across the county line. 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 Development Committee, a group of business owners that distributed a petition to put the issue on the ballot, said he thought the overwhelming yes vote was “fantastic.” “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. Meanwhile, Georgetown 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 REGULATIONS COVER WATER QUALITY Delivery: 1-800-999-8881 Classified: 1-800-933-7355 News: (859) 231-3200 Weather, Page B8: High 88, Low 66 Vol. 30 No. 212 © 2012 Why do you need a family doctor? Of course your primary care doctor treats you when you’re sick, but he/ she’s also never shy about giving advice on staying healthy and providing preventive services such as tests, screenings, and immunizations. Simply, he/she is there for you, 24/7. Call our physician referral service and our experts can help find the best doctor for you and your family. 859.313.2255 888.645.0013

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