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  • Legislators get overview of redistricting ‘primer’

    Special to The Banner

    As state legislators prepare plans for Kentucky’s 38 Senate seats, 100 House seats and six Congressional districts, a number of laws and practical factors must be considered, a national redistricting expert said last week.

     Tim Storey, a Senior Fellow with the National Conference of State Legislatures, spoke to members of the Interim Joint Committee on State Government.

    “This is a redistricting primer or Redistricting 101,” said Senate Co-Chair Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown.

  • KSP charity event to benefit Trooper Island

    The Third Annual Kentucky State Police Trooper Island Charity Shoot will be held Saturday, July 30, at the Elk Creek Hunt Club, 1860 Georgetown Road, Owenton. All proceeds will benefit the KSP Trooper Island Camp.

    The registration fee for the main event, sporting clays, is $65. The registration fee for the 3D archery shoot is $25.

    The European rotation starts at 9 a.m. and must be finished shooting by 4 p.m. Numerous prizes will be awarded

    Contact Fred Scroggins, 859/699-8190, for more information.

  • High heat precautions

    Kentucky will be plagued with hot, humid weather through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

    Take extra precautions if working outside or spending time outdoors. Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or the evening.

    Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light and loose fitting clothing when possible. And drink plenty of water.

    To reduce risk during outdoor work, OSHA recommends frequent rest breaks in shaded areas or in air conditioning.

  • Speedway offers tickets to fans who were shut out in traffic jam

    SPARTA, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway, which is owned and operated by Speedway Motorsports, Inc., Monday issued the following statement regarding the fan experience at the July 9 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event:

  • Beshear pledges to work with Speedway on traffic

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday he will work with officials at Kentucky Speedway to address the traffic flow and parking problems that plagued Saturday’s Quaker State 400.

  • Busch dominant in inaugural Quaker State 400 win

    Kyle Busch, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway, Saturday.

  • 3-wide at the Ky. Speedway
  • Traffic plans set for influx of fans

    Kentucky Speedway, Kentucky State Police, KDOT District 6 and the Kentucky Tourism Council collaborated to form a comprehensive traffic and parking plan designed to accommodate more than 100,000 race fans that will converge on the commonwealth during  the facility’s July 7-9 NASCAR tripleheader weekend which will feature the inaugural “Quaker State 400.”

  • Gallatin facility ready for big NASCAR event

    Race fans attending this weekend’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway “are going to be thrilled when they get here,” according to Marcus Smith, President of Speedway Motor Sports, Inc. “Thousands and thousands of race fans are going to be so excited when they get here and see all of the phenomenal improvements that we’ve made to the speedway. I think that they will all know that they have arrived at what is the newest and greatest speedway on the NASCAR circuit.”

  • JCTC students recognized at annual graduation ceremony

    By HEATHER YOCUM
    Special to The Trimble Banner

    On May 9, 270 graduates crossed the stage before more than 2,000 friends and family members during the annual commencement ceremony for Jefferson Community & Technical College at the Kentucky International Convention Center.