Officials break ground on new horse racing facility

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) — State and local officials have broken ground on a new horse racing facility in southern Kentucky. Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement that he joined leaders in Williamsburg on Tuesday to break ground on Cumberland Mint, a joint venture between Keeneland and Kentucky Downs for a new horse racing, gaming and entertainment facility. Officials estimate the facility will provide 213 full-time jobs in the area. The Cumberland Mint racing facility will feature two different locations, one in Williamsburg and one in Corbin. The statement said crews will break ground later this year on the Corbin location.