Speedway Season Revs Up

Whether you watch the action on the 1.5 mile tri-oval from the luxury suite or the grandstand, it’s time to make plans for the summer season at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta.

Three-race tickets for the season’s big event in June range from $139 to $1,500 with scores of options in between.

Season tickets, season camping reservations, ticket bundles and stage-side passes for the Billy Currington concert June 29 are available at www.kentuckyspeedway.com.

The Grammy-nominated country singer performs before the flag drops for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400, the final race in a weekend that includes the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 (June 27) and the Nationwide Series Feed the Children 300 (June 28). Camping options range from the luxurious Millionaire’s Row (just a few feet from the main gate and equipped with power) to the more primitive Hawk’s Landing.

Currington’s No. 1 hit, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer,” from his fourth album Enjoy Yourself, seems to fit the occasion.

The Speedway is off Interstate 71 and Kentucky 35, 40 miles southwest of downtown Cincinnati.

Free Injury Clinic for Runners

Runners can find help for injuries at free monthly clinics staffed by doctors and trainers. St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine and Bob Roncker’s Running Spot sponsor the clinics, which are held on the second Wednesday of each month.

They are from 5-6:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine Center, 830 Thomas More Parkway, Suite 101, Edgewood.

Physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and a registered dietitian are on site each night to answer questions and provide advice.

To schedule a consultation, visit www.runningspot.com or call Mike Wiggins of Roncker’s at (513) 686-0095 or the St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine Center at (859) 301-5600.

St. John’s Bible on Display

A work of art, a work of theology. That’s the divine description provided by Thomas More College to explain the St. John’s Bible on display at its new Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel on the Crestview Hills campus through September. It is free and open to the public from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Personalized group tours and educational programs can be arranged through Robert Shearn, director of campus ministry for the college. Contact him (859) 344-3683 or Robert.shearn@thomasmore.edu.

The St. John’s Bible is the first completely handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by Benedictine Abbey since the invention of the printing press.

Calligrapher Donald Jackson worked with artists and theology scholars to present Biblical text with elaborate borders, flourishes, and illustrations.

Standing 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide when open, with 160 illuminations, the St. John’s Bible fuses ancient Benedictine tradition and modern vision.

Carnegie Plans Theater Camps

hildren can bring stories to life this summer at Camp Carnegie: Opposite Land theater workshop. Open to ages 7 to 15, the six-day workshops at the Carnegie in Covington in June and July help children create a world where everything is the opposite of what they know today. Perhaps every day is Christmas, or maybe they live in a world where they get in trouble for not finishing their candy. Who knows where the storylines will go? Information: www.thecarnegie.com.