"Let the games begin," said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones and Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig. Listen to them talk smack at a news conference Thursday as they announced the Kentucky Speedway's First Top Cop Challenge, May 16th, as part of Police Memorial Week.
Officers representing Cincinnati, Butler County, Hamilton County, Florence, Lexington, Gallatin County, Oldham County and the Kentucky State Police will open the competition with a two-officer team.
As Kermit the Frog so wisely noted, it's not easy being green, but in NASCAR's case, the stock car racing association is trying to drive more sustainable behavior with two programs that were launched this month.
Both programs aim to capture the carbon produced by on-track activity.
Kentucky Speedway spokesman Tim Bray says the track in Sparta is taking part in the programs as it has in previous years.
With better weather on the way, racing fans in this area are beginning to plan for the upcoming Kentucky Speedway season. Lee Hay, an avid NASCAR fan, happily welcomes in Mark Simendinger, the general manager of the Kentucky Speedway, to preview the 2013 race weekends and especially this year’s third running of the Quaker State 400 on Saturday, June 29.