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Six Grade or Group 1 winners highlight Saturday’s $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland

Six Grade or Group 1 winners, including Suedois (FR) and NextShares — the past two victors of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile — are among the 14 horses and two also-eligibles entered Wednesday morning for Saturday’s 34th running of the prestigious race. The $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile serves as the centerpiece of a blockbuster 11-race program Saturday that features five graded stakes, three...

Keeneland to award record $5.675 million in stakes purses during 17-day Fall Meet in October

Keeneland will offer a record $5.675 million in stakes purses during its 17-day Fall Meet from Oct. 4-26, which opens with the prestigious Fall Stars Weekend. Eighteen stakes, 10 of which are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races led by the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), are on tap with $50,000 purse increases slated for the Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) and Sycamore (G3) to increase the value...

Elizabethtown native Christopher Watts, is part of new ‘Titan Games’ reality show, starting tonight

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A new TV reality show premiering Thursday on NBC will feature a Kentucky native as one of the competitors. Christopher Watts 
Thirty-three-year-old Christopher Watts, whose hometown is Elizabethtown, will be one of contestants in “The Titan Games.”  The show’s producers say it will offer everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in remarkable...

WKCTC’s Clemens Fine Arts Center to play host to popular political satirists Capitol Steps Feb. 16

Putting the “mock” in “democracy” since 1981, the Capitol Steps bring their irreverent political satire to West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Clemens Fine Arts Center on Friday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Capitol Steps were born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Ronald Reagan...

Commentary: Trust in institutional media is at an all-time low — why and what’s the solution?

By Richard Nelson Special to KyForward Kentuckians’ trust in institutional media may be at an all-time low. According to Secretary of State Alison Grime’s Kentucky Civic Health Index released in January, less than half of Kentuckians trust the media. Even more surprising is an Emerson College Poll that found more Americans believe the Trump administration is more trustworthy than the...

Veteran broadcaster Hammond captures Warner L. Jones Horseman of the Year Award

Veteran broadcaster Tom Hammond — the thoroughbred-racing icon who also is one of network sports’ most versatile stars — will be feted by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners with the organization’s prestigious Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award. Hammond, the anchor of NBC’s Breeders’ Cup coverage since its 1984 inception and a fixture on the Summer and Winter Olympic broadcasts,...

Harlan Co. Board of Education to name high school performing arts wing for Voice winner Jordan Smith

The Harlan County Board of Education will recognize the achievement of former student Jordan Smith, winner of NBC’s The Voice competition, by naming the performing arts wing of Harlan County High School in his honor. Specifics will be determined at a later time. School officials wanted to find an appropriate means to signify their appreciation for the young man whose talent and character have...