Central Kentucky residents who recently ate at Puerta Grande restaurant in Winchester are urged to check their bank and credit card statements because of a major data breach, the Lexington Herald Leader reports.
The breach resulted in the theft of credit card information from 50 to 100 people, with reports still coming in Tuesday, Winchester police detective Dennis Briscoe said. The data was used to make fraudulent purchases in several states and in the Dominican Republic, the paper says.
Police said they don’t think the restaurant’s employees had anything to do with the scam. The data apparently was stolen by Internet hackers.
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in May from April, weighing less on economic growth this spring, the Associated Press reports. American companies sold more products in Europe and China, while cheaper oil lowered the amount spent on imports.
The Commerce Department said Wednesday that the trade deficit fell 3.8 percent to $48.7 billion in May, down from $50.6 billion in April.
Exports rose 0.2 percent to $183.1 billion. The increase reflected stronger sales of telecommunications equipment and heavy machinery.
Despite a Kentucky Court of Appeals ruling sending instant racing back to Franklin Circuit Court, play on the game ramped up in June, the Lexington Herald Leader reports.
Last month, $16,350,326 was wagered at Kentucky Downs, the only track that has put in the pseudo-slots that ask gamblers to pick the winner of a previously run race based on minimal data.
This was the best month yet, up 4.18 percent over May’s numbers, the paper reports.
The recovering thoroughbred auction market saw solid returns in the year’s first yearling sale Tuesday, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
The one-day Fasig-Tipton July auction saw 189 horses sell for a gross of $15.3 million, up 15.1 percent from last year. The average price of $81,291 was up 16.3 percent and the median of $60,000 was unchanged. Another 94 horses didn’t meet reserves set by the owners, up from 70 a year ago.