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Today's Sports

  • Villwock survives Detroit River...

    Dave Villwock, who captured the July 8 Indiana Governor’s Cup in Madison, survived a wind-swept Detroit River and an accident filled weekend to win his 10th Gold Cup Sunday. Steve David finished second in the Oh Boy! Oberto/Miss Madison—his sixth runnerup finish in Unlimited racing’s most prestigious event.

  • Boat safely as temperatures...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - Remember to boat safely as temperatures climb during July.

    “We’re asking boaters to watch out for people in the water and swimmers to be careful,” said Capt. Mike Fields, boating law administrator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “People will be in the water trying to get some relief from the heat.”

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  • Sunday's Regatta Schedule

    8 a.m.–River closes to commercial and pleasure traffic for race course setup
    8:30 a.m.– Safety & Rescue meeting and Divers walk-thru
    9-9:30 a.m.–Chapel Services
    9:30-10 a.m.–Opening Ceremonies
    10-10:20 a.m.– Air show
    10:30-11:30 a.m.–Unlimited testing
    12-1 p.m.–River opens
    12:15-12:45 p.m.–Unlimited Driver’s Autograph Session
    1 p.m.–River Closes
    1 p.m.–Unlimited Heat 2A
    1:20 p.m.– Unlimited Heat 2B

  • Saturday's regatta schedule

    8 a.m.–River closes to commercial and pleasure traffic for race course setup
    8:30 a.m.– Safety & Rescue meeting and Divers walk-thru
    9 a.m.-1 p.m.–Pit tours conducted
    9-10 a.m. Vintage hydroplanes
    10 a.m. Unlimited driver’s meeting
    10:30-10:45 a.m.–Opening Ceremonies
    10:45-11 a.m.– Air show
    11 a.m. to noon–Unlimited hydroplane testing
    12-1 p.m.–River opens to commercial and pleasure traffic
    12:15-12:45 p.m.–Unlimited Driver’s Autograph Session

  • Friday's regatta schedule

    8 a.m.–River closes to commercial and pleasure traffic for race course setup; finalize pit area
    9:30 a.m.–Unlimited driver’s meeting;
    Safety & Rescue meeting and Divers walk-thru
    10:30-10:45 a.m.–Opening Ceremonies
    10:40 a.m.-4 p.m. –Pit tours conducted
    11 a.m. -noon– Unlimited hydroplane testing only, no qualifications
    12-1 p.m.–River opens to commercial and pleasure traffic
    1 p.m.–River Closes
    1-2:15 p.m.–Unlimited hydroplane testing

  • Unlimited fleet set for Lucas...

    The 2012 H1 Unlimited Air National Guard Series returns to Kentuckiana with a fleet of 12 Unlimited hydroplanes expected to challenge for the Lucas Oil Indiana Governor’s Cup this weekend.

    This weekend’s event marks the 62nd running of the Governor’s Cup as the feature event of the Madison Regatta. The City of Madison begins its second century of hosting boat races with the 2012 event. Tradition says the first race on the waters separating Milton, Ky., and Madison, Ind., was a non-sanctioned event held in the summer of 1911.

  • Keselowski, Penske team overcome...

    “Bad Brad” Keselowski celebrated his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 win at Kentucky Speedway Saturday by “Tebowing” in victory lane. The driver of Roger Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge effected the kneel-down gesture made famous by famed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow after sealing a weekend of diversity with a 4.399-second victory over second-place Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet owned by Hendrick Motorsports.

  • Kyle Busch hopes for repeat win

    By SARAH BEACH

    The Trimble Banner Intern

    Have you ever had a deep-fried bacon-wrapped bourbon ball? Neither had Kyle Busch, until a special media session at the Kentucky Speedway on June 13. In fact, he’d never even had a bourbon ball before.

  • Beshear inspects parking, crowd...

    Oh, what a year it has been for the Kentucky Speedway.

    After the checkered flag fell and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch and his team celebrated winning the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400, Speedway officials patted themselves on the back and then immediately began scratching their heads about what to do to alleviate the traffic and lack of parking issues that kept thousands of fans from making it to the Sparta track.