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  • Ky. Speedway owner hopes plans take flight

    Speedway Motorsports, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith plans to spare no expense in getting Kentucky Speedway ready for its inaugural Sprint Cup race, which is less than 11 months away. Smith announced Tuesday, Aug. 10, the facility will host a 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. SMI owns

  • Transfer of proposed JCTC campus site to cost $600,000

    Transfer of property formerly associated with Easter Seals Camp Kysoc from Cardinal Hills Healthcare System to the Kentucky Department of Parks is imminent, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Thirty of the 124-acres are expected to be deeded almost immediately thereafter to the Jefferson Communi

  • Barnes quits VFD chief post

     “I’ve enjoyed my years of serving the community and I’m going to miss it.” Ronnie Barnes, Fire Chief of the Milton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department since 1995, has announced his upcoming resignation citing an inability to work effectively with Trimble County Fiscal Court. Barnes has not yet announced the ef

  • Haney finds inspiration at two-week NASA camp

    While many 16-year-olds are spending the summer at the pool or working part-time jobs, one Trimble County High School student got the chance of a lifetime – to be educated by NASA. Daniel Haney traveled 1,800 miles away from his family in Bedford to Puerto Rico for NASA’s two-week

  • An illuminating task

    Despite some nailbiting on the part of Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson Jr., improvements at Trimble County High School should be completed by the start of school Aug. 12. Arrow Electric of Louisville completed installation of a new, state-of-the-art lighting system in the gymnasium, which also received

  • ACT scores rise for 2009-10 juniors

    Trimble County High School juniors continued last year to improve their scores on the ACT test. The state Department of Education began requiring all juniors to take the standardized exam, usually used for college admission, regardless of whether they planned to pursue higher education. Principal Stirling “Buddy” Sampson said Fr

  • NASCAR race will provide a boost for local economy

    Landing a date on NASCAR’s prestigious Sprint Cup schedule has long been the dream of racing fans throughout Kentucky, southern Indiana and southwest Ohio. The prospects looked good a year ago after Gov. Steve Beshear used nearby Kentucky Speedway as a backdrop to sign into law a bill which provided incentives for business expansion i

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  • Sprint Cup race coming to Sparta in ‘11

    With a Sprint Cup race car as a backdrop and surrounded by NASCAR and state government dignitaries, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith announced yesterday that Kentucky Speedway will play host to its inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Reaching the top echelon o

  • Local residents continue to battle extreme heat

    Residents of numerous area communities experienced record high temperatures last Wednesday as the thermometer climbed above the century mark. Louisville television stations reported a record high mark of 102 degrees in the Falls City. Both bank clocks on Highland Avenue in Carrollton displayed 107 degrees at 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 4. “The m