Rain washes out Sprint Cup qualifying in Kentucky

SPARTA, Ky. - Rain returned to Kentucky Speedway on Friday, canceling qualifying...of a new track-specific rules package for Cup teams. XFINITY SERIES: In Sparta, Ky., Keselowski overcame a late-race mistake after a restart to reclaim...

Kyle Busch picks up second victory since returning from injury

SPARTA, Ky. - Kyle Busch outdueled Joey Logano late to win the Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway.Though Busch...

Retiring Jeff Gordon looks to check off final track on his victory list

SPARTA, Ky. - Kentucky Speedway gave Jeff Gordon a parting gift that would make a native of the commonwealth jealous with 24 bottles...

What Is It?

...1961 and '62 had chrome all the way down the side. The Olds 88 had a smaller chrome badge on the door, while the Ninety-Eight got the big badge as shown."SPARTA, GA.: Jimmy Wallace said the car was a 1962 Olds 88 Holiday.

Reward offered for information after fire damages business, police department in Sparta

...Hudgens is asking for the public's help with information about an early morning fire Wednesday in Sparta that destroyed a business and spread to the Sparta Police Department.Investigators believe arson could be the cause of the fire that burned a...

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick have air to clear before heading to New Hampshire

SPARTA, Ky. - The relationship between Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Danica Patrick will need repairing before two of NASCAR's most popular...

Everything I know about Greece I learned in the ninth grade

...learned the expression "city-state" in that class, and that Athens and Sparta were great enemies among those entities. We learned why we got the word "spartan" from Sparta.She taught us about tragedians such as Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Birthday event to celebrate Native American heritage

...stand trial. That led to the stop-over in Warthen.The Chronicle published an article on March 27, 1807, that was from Sparta, Ga., which said, "Aaron Burr passed through this county, about two miles distant from this place, on Monday last under...

What Is It?

...It was by far one of the prettiest Fords before they started to flare out fenders, the last with the upright fin on it."SPARTA, GA.: Jimmy Wallace also identified the 1956 Fairlane Crown Victoria.THOMSON: Al Lamar guessed the 1956 Fairlane Crown...

Perfume bottle manufacturer to open etching facility in Sparta

SPARTA, Ga. -- A new industry is coming to Hancock...put about 300 employees on the payroll in Sparta, about 90 miles east of Atlanta, Hill...average. Two apparel industry plants - the Sparta Garment Factory and the Payback plant...