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Regional

  • Readers at the Speedway
  • Free Owensboro trolley service begins this week

    By Steve Vied

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Owensboro’s new, free downtown trolley service kicks off Tuesday, with members of the City Commission boarding the trolley at 4 p.m. for the inaugural loop along Second and Third streets between Crittenden and Walnut streets.

    The City Commission will board the trolley at City Hall and tour the downtown route.

    The trolley will continue to run until 10 p.m. Tuesday.

  • Race weekend winners
  • Kentucky Speedway owner hopes he’s won fans back

    By Tom Groeschen

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Speedway is entering its 15th season of auto racing, but track owner Bruton Smith said the facility remains far from a finished product.

    NASCAR returns to Kentucky this week with a tripleheader featuring Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races, capped by the Quaker State 400 Cup race Saturday. With all that, Smith still has a wish list that includes:

    - An airport near the track;

    - More lanes on nearby I-71 to handle traffic;

  • Keeneland promises ‘unique’ Breeders’ Cup

    By Alicia Wincze Hughes

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The pulse of Kentucky’s signature industry serves as the soundtrack for Keeneland Race Course.
    During the early 1980s, those who help drive that heartbeat conceived of a year-end event worthy of the racehorses that define the Bluegrass to much of the outside world.

  • National survey shows Kentucky is the most improved state in supporting entrepreneurs

    Kentucky Press News Service

    Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration has placed an emphasis on supporting Kentucky’s small businesses.

    A new national survey indicates those efforts are paying off.
    Thumbtack.com, in conjunction with the Kauffman Foundation, has given the state an “A” rating in its annual Small Business Friendliness Survey. Kentucky scored a “B-minus” last year, making the Bluegrass the most improved state in the small business survey.

  • Trimble man charged with Marathon robbery

    A Trimble County man was arrested the morning of June 11 following a robbery the night before at the Marathon station in Campbellsburg, Ky.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a 911 call at 10:49 p.m. advising that someone had just robbed the Marathon and fled on foot from the store, according to a news release. The worker at the Marathon advised the subject demanded money, but did not brandish a weapon. Troopers set up a perimeter in the area, but were unable to find the subject. 

  • Two arrested at meth lab located on Hwy. 36

    Two people were arrested Tuesday, June 10 after Kentucky State Police troopers found a meth lab in a home at 205 Hwy. 36 West. Troopers from KSP Post 5 went to the home of Ricky Shelton, 56, of Carrollton, after obtaining information that he and Dana Harmon, 49, of Louisville were possibly manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence, according to a news release. Troopers learned that Harmon had an outstanding warrant for probation violation and contacted Probation and Parole. After Probation and Parole arrived, a search of the home was conducted. 

  • Three Owen County students expelled, face charges after alleged school, church vandalism

    LANDMARK NEWS SERVICE

    Staff Report

    The three students involved in vandalism at Owen County High School were expelled and face charges of animal cruelty and criminal mischief.

    According to Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond, the incident took place in the early morning hours of May 20.

    The three students began the spree of vandalism at Salem Baptist Church, where nearly a dozen other teens stopped by following a campfire.

  • Hicks strikes out 14 in win

    By TODD POLLOCK

    Landmark News Service

    It was a pitchers’ duel in varsity baseball action Saturday when the Carroll County Panthers traveled to Bedford to take on the Trimble County Raiders. Rain delayed the start time of the game, but it did not dampen the spirits of the high school athletes. Carroll ultimately pulled out a 5-0 win.

    Both teams were scoreless during the first two innings with Zakk Hicks pitching four strikeouts for Carroll County and Zack Beard pitching two strikeouts for Trimble.