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Speedway Stats

The
Kentucky Speedway racetrack near Sparta in northern Kentucky is still making its
mark on the state, setting milestones and continuing improvements. Here are a
few highlights.

More than 70,000 fans came to see the race
on June 16.

The state-of-the-art lighting and electrical
system, which Owen Electric Cooperative helped design, continues to provide
reliable and efficient power. Several Owen Electric employees are on standby
during each race to make sure the power stays on.

More than $1 million was spent on gravel and
asphalt to improve the parking lots since last summer.

The Speedway was given part of the credit for boosting
tourism spending in northern Kentucky by $100 million last year-the largest increase
in the state.

Motorcycling for Charity

If you’re a motorcycle rider and would
like to join some companions on a 140-mile trip through scenic Kentucky, you can
take part in the second annual Touchstone Energy® Motorcycle Charity Poker Run
Saturday, September 1. The run begins at Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative in
Elizabethtown, then circles through Taylor County Rural Electric Cooperative in
Campbellsville, Inter-County Energy Co-op’s office in Lebanon, and Salt River
Electric Co-op in Bardstown. Other sponsors are Farmers Rural Electric Co-op in
Glasgow and South Kentucky Rural Electric Co-op in Somerset. There will be cash
prizes for poker hands drawn at the stops and part of the entry fees also goes
to support the WHAS Crusade for Children. For information on entering, call
Frank Owen Brockman at Farmers Electric Cooperative, (800) 253-2191.

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