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  • Preparing for the Cup
  • Carroll welcomes NASCAR race fans by hosting variety of events this week

    Race fans will find a number of activities to enjoy in Carroll County this week leading up to the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 Saturday.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosts Race Fest 2011 Wednesday in downtown Carrollton, while a cornhole party is planned with drivers at the county fairgrounds. Several local stores are also hosting NASCAR-related events throughout the week.

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup haulers will also be coming through Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati Wednesday for race fans to enjoy.

  • Kentucky Speedway schedule

    Thursday, July 7

    8 a.m. Parking Lots Open

    9 a.m. Partial Speedway Gate Opening
    (Admission requires an event day ticket)

    10 a.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) “UNOH 225” Final Practice

    11 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) “Quaker State 400” Testing

    2 p.m. All Speedway Gates and Fan Zone Open

    3 p.m. NSCS “Quaker State 400” Testing Concludes
    NCWTS “UNOH 225” Qualifying (Two Laps / All Positions)

  • Inaugural Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 sells out at Kentucky Speedway

    The 107,000 grandstand tickets available for the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway have sold out.

    Fans who wish to witness NASCAR history July 9 can still take advantage of the speedway’s Pit Road Club that offers an infield view of the race action from behind pit road wall or $60 standing room only tickets that will provide access to the Turn 1 and Turn 4 concourses.

    Both can be purchased at www.kentuckyspeedway.com or by phone at 888-652-7223 and 859-578-2300.

  • Sheriff's Office Briefs - July 6, 2011

    Arrest made after handgun stolen

    A Ghent man was arrested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office for stealing an antique handgun from a residence.

    Aaron L. Anderson, 22, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (firearm) on June 23. Anderson admitted to Carroll County Deputy J.T. Shaw that he took the firearm from the residence of Raymond Pelston. Anderson was visiting the residence when he stole the weapon.

  • Carrollton's Hottest Dog 2011
  • River Sweep winners
  • Cornhole tourney
  • New JCTC-Carrollton campus included in NKY Consensus Committee’s list of projects

    COVINGTON, KY –  With a focus on job creation and spurring economic development the Northern Kentucky Consensus Committee has unveiled its list of priority projects for the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly session.

    The list totals $366.2 million and includes transportation, tourism, education and community projects that will create jobs, spur economic development, jump start residential, commercial and industrial construction and improve public safety throughout the region’s urban core, suburban communities and rural areas.

  • Grilling Safety Tips

    According to the NFPA, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. To make sure your next barbecue doesn’t go up in flames, the Home Safety Council recommends the following safety tips:

    • Designate the grilling area a “No Play Zone,” keeping kids and pets well away until grill equipment is completely cool.