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Mr Speaker gives McGaughey a lift with win in Lexington Stakes

kentucky.com — Seven starts into his career, Mr Speaker is now a graded stakes winner on two surfaces as the dark bay colt angled off the rail and kicked like the 2-1 race favorite he was to take the Lexington Stakes by 4 lengths before a crowd of 34,933.

City officials need to play offense to move Rupp project forward, observers say

kentucky.com — Lexington's dream of a $310 million renovation to Rupp Arena and a new convention center could be delayed by another year. And after a contentious fight over funding for the project in Frankfort this past week, legislators and observers say city officials will have to up their game if they want the new Rupp to become a reality.
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Tom Eblen: In Estill County, mushroom hunting is 'a way of life'

kentucky.com — Jen Collins and Joan Murphy are fifth-generation 'shroom hunters. They have walked these hills each spring since their father, Dennis Stacy, brought them and their five siblings here as teenagers more than 40 years ago. Now, they hunt mushrooms with their children and grandchildren, and many other Estill County families do the same.