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Leading horse racing organizations partner with UK to support research efforts to improve surface safety

By Holly Wiemers  University of Kentucky While 2020 has largely seen tracks closed for in-person fans, horse racing has continued. So have the sustained efforts of a group of tracks and industry organizations that formed a partnership early in the year to collectively support the surface safety research efforts at the University of Kentucky.  Churchill Downs, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Keeneland,...

Beshear, Kentucky 911 Services Board announce $2.9 million in grants to improve emergency call centers

Gov. Andy Beshear joined Kentucky 911 Services Board Chair and Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) Executive Director Josiah Keats in announcing 53 grants totaling $2,881,038.55 to improve and enhance 911 call center operations. “Kentuckians deserve to get fast assistance in an emergency. In an environment where seconds can literally be the difference between life and death, providing prompt...