By Lorie Hailey
Somerset holds a unique standing in Kentucky. It’s the largest city in the state not to have any kind of legal alcohol sales.
After June 26, however, that could change, reports the Somerset Commonwealth Journal. That’s when Somerset citizens will vote on whether or not to allow both the capacity to serve both alcohol in retail packages and drinks in dining establishments.
Betting on U.S. thoroughbred horse racing fell slightly in May despite record betting on the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, the Louisville Courier Journal reports.
The $1.16 billion bet in May was down 0.34 percent from the previous year, according to Equibase, the industry’s statistical database. The 523 racing dates was up 2.75 percent, while the $103.3 million in purses paid increased 7.55 percent.
Two customers of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers have filed a class-action lawsuit against the men’s apparel chain based in Hampstead, Md., accusing the retailer of using deceptive marketing by claiming merchandise is on sale when it is being offered at regular price, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The plaintiffs filed on behalf of themselves and others who bought Jos. A. Bank merchandise from April 5, 2006, to the present. The lawsuit asks the court to award damages and stop the retailer from using misleading advertising, the paper says.
Faced with a fizzling job market, many economists have turned more pessimistic and no longer think U.S. economic growth will accelerate later this year, according to the Associated Press.
Friday’s surprisingly bleak jobs report for May followed a spate of weak U.S. economic data last week. Manufacturing activity slowed, an index of home contracts fell and consumer confidence tumbled. Mounting troubles in Europe and elsewhere have heightened economists’ concerns, the AP says.
The nation’s school districts are turning up their noses at “pink slime,” the beef product that leaped into the news earlier this year, reports USA TODAY.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn’t contain the product, known in the industry as lean finely textured beef, the newspaper reports.