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  • Group wants data on overseas packages

    By JAMES MAYSE

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Opioid products like fentanyl and carfentanil, which are many times more powerful and dangerous than heroin, have become well-known by law enforcement and first-responders in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky, where fatal opioid overdoses have become a public health emergency.

  • Ky. becomes first state to require protective headgear in high school softball

    By JOSH MOORE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Protective face masks will be mandatory for high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen in Kentucky beginning with the 2018 season.

    The KHSAA adopted the new requirement as part of its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year in Covington. The change makes Kentucky the first state to require protective headgear in high school softball.

  • Carrollton man found guilty of robbery, kidnapping

    Almost a year and a half after robbing and kidnapping a Gallatin County woman, a Carroll County Circuit Court jury July 14, found a Carrollton man guilty on all charges.

  • Music, food, inflatables at Ghent Days Saturday

    Ghent will close Hwy. 47 this Saturday from 6 a.m. until midnight, from Hwy. 42 to Liberty Street, to hold the Ghent Days Festival.

    Ghent Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn said the festival had not been held for more than 10 years, when the city decided to revive the celebration last year for Ghent’s Bicentennial. The festival was such a success, despite the extreme heat, that the city decided to repeat it again this year.

  • BBB: Senior citizen loses $500 in Facebook scam

    Kentucky Press News Service

    A Lexington senior citizen lost $500 when someone she thought was a family friend told her via Facebook Messenger that she could get some “free government money” if she contacted a company offering the program and sent the required fee.

  • Ellis hired at the Carrollton Police Department

    After working the last several years in manufacturing, Carrollton native Brad Ellis is finally getting his opportunity to pursue his dream: being a police officer.

    The 2008 Carroll County High School graduate has wanted to be a police officer since he was young and is very excited about beginning his new career. Ellis said he believes in the importance of public safety and giving children a safe environment to grow up in.

  • Meeting the ‘Real Thing’
  • Bell spins, wins Buckle Up in Your Truck 225

    By KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

    Christopher Bell earned his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory this season and fifth of his career early Friday by holding off Brandon Jones in the Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The 22-year-old overcame a spin early in the race and led the final 37 laps in the No. 4 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

  • Busch repeats as Alsco 300 winner

    By KEVIN KELLY

    The Kentucky Speedway

    Kyle Busch’s victory from the pole in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race adds to his impressive resume at Kentucky Speedway. 

    A call to change four tires and then stay on the track while others made their final pit stops paid off with a repeat victory for Kyle Busch in the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ Alsco 300 at Kentucky Speedway.

    The race was moved to Saturday because of inclement weather on Friday. Busch started from the pole and led the final 33 laps.

  • Truex Jr. survives late restart to win QS400

    Martin Truex Jr. had the dominant car in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday, July 8, at Kentucky Speedway.

    “I think this was probably the best car I’ve ever had in my entire career,” said Truex, who started second and led a race-high 152 laps in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. “I can never recall saving fuel and pulling away from everybody before. It was pretty amazing.”