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Regional

  • NASCAR tripleheader weekend returns to Kentucky Speedway

    Sparta, Ky. – For the fifth time in the tracks history, NASCAR’s elite drivers will battle on the roughest track in NASCAR July 9-11, 2015 for three action-packed nights of racing when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS), Nationwide Series (NNS) and Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) visit Kentucky Speedway.

    “We are thrilled to maintain our position as the only mid-summer tripleheader weekend on the NASCAR schedule and we will again host the Nationwide Series for a return visit in September,” General Manager Mark Simendinger said.

  • Kentucky legislature goes to Northern Kentucky on Thursday

    By Scott Wartman

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Have a beef with the Kentucky General Assembly or want to tell them what a great job they’re doing?

    If you’re in Northern Kentucky today, you won’t have to go far.

    Legislators from around the state will come to Northern Kentucky to hold public meetings and tour the region for Developers’ Day.

  • Drivers brace for I-65 traffic delays in Louisville area due to construction

    By Grace Schneider and Charlie White

    The Courier-Journal

    The “Big Squeeze,” as it’s being called by officials, could become the “Big Headache” for motorists.

    A new phase of the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project that will start next week — and last for two years — will reduce Interstate 65 on the Indiana side of the Kennedy Bridge to two lanes in each direction, causing traffic delays on both sides of the river.

  • Grimes, McConnell address tough questions at ‘Measure the Candidates’ forum Aug. 20

    By TAYLOR RILEY

    Landmark News Service

    After 30 years in Washington, U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes no longer believes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is the best candidate for Kentucky’s farmers.

    “Never has a senator been paid so much for doing so little for the people in Kentucky,” Grimes said at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Measure the Candidates” forum, held at their headquarters in Louisville on Aug. 20.

  • Kentucky students still lag national scores on ACT, but the performance gap is narrowing

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    While Kentucky public high school graduates are still behind those nationwide on the ACT college-entrance exam, the performance gap is narrowing, Kentucky Department of Education officials said.

  • Henry woman takes lesser plea murder solicitation of ex-husband

    By Christopher Brooke

    Landmark News Service

    A 69-year-old New Castle woman charged last December with murder solicitation of her ex-husband pleaded guilty Thursday to a lesser charge in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Kentucky State Police charged Shirley Truman on Dec. 3 after she met with an undercover officer and provided information to use to find her ex, Donnie Trail, according to information from police.

  • Frustrations build over the political gridlock in nation

    Frankfort State Journal

    When we look at the political gridlock in our nation’s capital — and to an extent in our own capital — as citizens and taxpayers we’re reminded of the story told by the late Southern comedian Jerry Clower (1926-98). It went something like this:

    While walking in the woods, two men encountered a wildcat on the trail. One of the men began to run and found a tree to climb. The wildcat gave chase and went right on up after him.

  • Carroll man charged with robbery

    A Carroll County man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 9, and charged with robbery after an incident at a New Castle Bank. 

  • Kentucky has detoured down road of educational haves and have nots

    Lexington Herald-Leader
    How did we get here from there?
    Hope was in the air in Kentucky in the spring of 1997 when, in a special session, the legislature passed the Postsecondary Education Improvement Act.
    The ambitious goal was to change the landscape and give young Kentuckians the same shot at getting a college degree as kids in any other state in the union. The goal was more than individual opportunity. With an educated work force, Kentucky could rise from its historic place near the bottom of most socio-economic measures.

  • Agencies line up 80 exhibitors for annual Senior Expo at Newport on the Levee

    The Northern Kentucky Senior Expo 2014 will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, at Newport on the Levee (Gallery area), in Newport, Ky.
    Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and St. Elizabeth Healthcare, this is the 20th year for the Senior Expo.
    Health screenings, information sharing, door prizes and giveaways will take place at more than 80 exhibitor areas.
    The St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography and St. Elizabeth CardioVascular Mobile Health Units will also be available.