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Art Lander’s Outdoors: The Snowy Owl, a winter migrant rarely observed in Ky., but not unheard of

The spotting of Snowy Owls in northern parts of Kentucky is a rare occurance that only happens a few times each decade. (Photo from Wkipedia Commons) A glimpse of this winter migrant might be on the holiday wish list of birdwatchers in Kentucky, and bordering states to the north along the Ohio River. That’s because the Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus), a large raptor rarely observed in the region, spends...

Officials join area business leaders to celebrate groundbreaking of new airport in Gallatin County

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Gov. Matt Bevin joined federal, state and local officials, along with area business leaders, on Tuesday to officially break ground on the newest general aviation airport in Sparta, not far from Kentucky Speedway. The event in Gallatin County celebrated the construction launch to build Kentucky’s 58th general aviation airport and the first local airport to serve the business...

NASCAR Truck Series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 produces first-time winner in Ankrum, Rhodes is 19th

Tyler Ankrum’s truck was not bare of sponsors, but what the 18-year-old accomplished Thursday night at Kentucky Speedway called to mind the summer night in 2006 when David Gilliland scored a most improbable victory at the track while driving an unsponsored car for a part-time team. Ankrum Gilliland and Bo LeMastus, CEO of Louisville-based Crosley Brands, co-own the No. 17 Toyota that Ankrum drove...

Country Music’s rising duo High Valley to entertain Quaker State 400 weekend fans at KY Speedway

Country music’s up-and-coming duo, High Valley, will entertain race fans with a special performance before the July 14 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Brothers Brad and Curtis Rempel are High Valley. The duo will be performing for fans at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta July 14, prior tp the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Quaker State 400 (provided...

Kentucky Speedway gearing up for 2016 season with new racing surface, challenges for drivers

A new racing surface and a full slate of sponsors for the season’s races were the highlights of the Kentucky Speedway 2016 Media Luncheon Tuesday. Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger said the run-up to the Feb. 21, Daytona 500, always gets the juices flowing for race fans. “It’s a great time for us to talk, not only about what’s going to happen in the industry…but especially this year,...