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Today's News

  • District road opens for Collins, SCHS

    District play begins this week on the local high school football scene, and with it comes a more focused sense of urgency for the Collins and Shelby County squads.

    Both the Titans (2-0) and Rockets (0-2) open Class 4A District 4 action on the road this week, with Collins traveling to Marion County (0-1) and SCHS to LaRue County (0-1)to start the long path to potential playoff berths.

  • SOUDER: Back to school: It’s all about the ‘who’

    Early one morning, a mother went in to wake up her son. “Wake up, son. It's the first day of school.”

    “But, Mom, I don't want to go,” he said.

    “Give me two reasons why you don't want to go,” his mother demanded.

    “Well, the kids make fun of me for one, and the teachers don’t like me either!”

  • EARIER: McCleans -- 8 titles -- lead Shelby’s world champions

    Still basking in the glow of seeing eight more titles added to the Golden Creek Farm roster, Mary Gaylord McClean was asked if winning at the World Championship Horse Show ever gets old.

    “No, it just gets better,” she said.

  • Remembering a man who lit a fire for Kentuckians

    There is a lot of lip service this week to the man we used to call “The Louisville Lip.”

    You most likely know him as Muhammad Ali, arguably the greatest boxer in history and unquestionably the most colorful ambassador our state and city – and probably country – ever has had.

  • What we think: There needs to be more diversity in school leadership

    The opening of the spiffy Martha Layne Collins High School is now complete, and Shelby County Public Schools officials are getting what they should expect: first-term grades for how they managed that process. Certainly critics are emerging to mark in their grade books how effectively the district has built the high school and the equity, fairness and equality – if not redundant – with which its plans included Shelby County High School. We understand this feedback, and we think it is useful.

  • Preschool teacher saves 3-year-old from choking

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  • Want a dividing line on UK-UL? Try KY 53

    On Saturday, the Commonwealth of Kentucky will split in two.

    The annual University of Kentucky vs. University of Louisville football game knows no boundaries.

    The game kicks off Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Louisville, and the state will screech to a halt for about three hours while the Governor's Cup awaits its new home.

    Friends are pried apart, businesses ripped down the middle and even county government can't hide.

  • Coach Cal meets the masses

    Hundreds of University of Kentucky basketball fans turned out Sunday afternoon to me their basketball coach, John Calipari, and get his signatures on copies of his new book.

    The Shelby County Chapter of the University of Kentucky Alumni Association hosted the signing at the Shelbyville Country Club, just one of many such stops in a statewide tour behind the book  Bounce Back: Overcoming setbacks to succeed in business and in life.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 3, 2010

    Holiday closings

  • I-64 westbound to be closed tonight

    The Department of Highways District 5 Office has announced the temporary closure of the left lane on westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 45 and 46.  The lane closure is scheduled for tonight from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. and will allow for bridge deck repairs.

     The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.  Dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.