Officials Announce Kentucky Speedway Traffic, Parking Improvements

By Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio The Kentucky Speedway and state government have announced a plan to alleviate traffic congestion at the track on major race days. This summer’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup race was marred by a traffic jam and parking shortage that left thousands of motorists stranded for hours. Now, the track’s owner […]

Sprint Cup Series In Kentucky

NASCAR’s top series is in Kentucky for the weekend.  Starting tonight, the Kentucky Motor Speedway will host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. This weekend’s race ends a decade long struggle to get a major NASCAR race into the eleven-year-old track in Sparta, Kentucky. The one-and-a-half-mile track is hosting three national series races this weekend starting with […]

Bridges Bill Clears Kentucky House Panel

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Two of Gov. Steve Beshear’s four special session bills have cleared their first hurdle in the Kentucky General Assembly. The first bill would create a government authority to oversee major bridge projects in the state. The authority would use bonds to finance the projects and likely impose tolls to […]

Legislative Session Ends In Frankfort

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh The 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly came to an early end Thursday. Governor Steve Beshear’s incentive package, which included tax breaks for the Kentucky Speedway, was among legislation failing to win final passage before lawmakers left town. Track officials were hoping to use the incentives to attract […]