Friday, August 1 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:03:23 GMT
Ukrainian authorities said Friday that at least 10 government troops were killed in an ambush by pro-Russian separatists in an area near the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but international inspectors...Full Story >
With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:38:15 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric is appealing to politicians not to be "an obstacle" in the process of transition as Iraq nears a deadline to select its next prime minister.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:22:40 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying one of its soldiers may have been abducted.Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 6:19 AM EDT2014-08-01 10:19:58 GMT
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr,...Full Story >
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914. It was the last anyone saw of 'Ole Man' Parr, the...Full Story >
BOONE CO., KY (FOX19) -
Representatives of the
Kentucky state legislature, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, and
Thoroughbred industry organizations met at Turfway Park Thursday to hear from Republican Senator John Schickel regarding a new bill that will make more
purse money available to certain Thoroughbred horses racing in Kentucky.
The bill provides that horses
running in allowance optional claiming (AOC) races for a claim price of at
least $25,000 will be eligible for money added to purses from the Kentucky
Thoroughbred Development Fund (KTDF).
"This bill has the support of
the Kentucky State Senate," Schickel said. "We want to protect the horse
industry and keep Kentucky horses on this side of the river."
As the rules now stand, KTDF
money is available only to horses that are not entered for a claim.
entered in a claiming race may be bought, or claimed, from that race for a
An allowance optional claiming race is a hybrid, combining
allowance horses, which are not offered for sale, and claiming horses.
Currently only the allowance horses in such a race are eligible for the KTDF
portion of the purse, which at Turfway equals half an AOC purse.
"Senator Schickle's bill will
allow owners and trainers of Kentucky-bred horses to compete for the entire
purse in all allowance optional claiming races," said Tyler Picklesimer,
Turfway's director of racing and racing secretary. "This will encourage
horsemen to keep their higher-priced claiming horses in Kentucky for the
winter. That translates to fuller fields and more quality horses, which will
lead to increased wagering. Increased wagering in turn will increase revenue
for Turfway, purse funds for horsemen, and tax revenue for the Commonwealth.
There is absolutely no downside to Senator Schickle's bill. It simply allows
optional claimers to run for the entire purse."
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.