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Today's News

  • Time for a change at UK - at quarterback

    It’s time for a change for the University of Kentucky football team.

    No, not at head coach. I still believe Joker Phillips deserves at least one more year (a.k.a. the Steve Kragthorpe Lame Duck Season). However, I also believe that he needs to pull the trigger on a much-needed personnel decision. The Wildcats’ coach needs to bench junior quarterback Morgan Newton and put freshman Maxwell Smith under center for Saturday’s must-win game (kickoff is 3:30 p.m.) against Mississippi at Commonwealth Stadium.

  • U of L’s Heyman playing ‘big’ role

    Dexter Heyman has always looked the part of big-time college football player.

    Now he’s playing that part too.

    Listed at 6 feet 3, 238 pounds, Heyman has always been a physical specimen since the day he arrived on the University of Louisville campus from Male High School. It took Heyman some time, though, to make his mark on the field for the Cardinals with only one start in his first two seasons.

  • He’s the center of attention for the Titans

    Senior Joseph Fawns has been at the center of a lot of activity this season for the Collins football team.

    The offensive center/defensive lineman is a 6-foot, 280-pound immovable object on one side of the football and an irresistible force on the other side of it.

    Fawns (“Fawns” or “Fonzie” to most) is a big reason why Collins (8-2) has won six consecutive games heading into Friday night’s Class 4A first-round playoff game against Moore.

  • Rockets have the ball a lot but can’t capitalize

    The Shelby County football team dominated time of possession Friday night against South Oldham.

    However it was the Dragons who dominated most of the game.

    Capitalizing off several big plays – both on the ground and through the air - South Oldham built an 18-point halftime lead, then cruised to a 34-16 victory over the host Rockets on their Senior Night at Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Shelby man is one of Fulbright’s brightest

    With more than 1,600 U.S. students earning Fulbright Scholarships this year, Jack Galloway didn't think he was a sure thing when he filled out his application.

    "The Fulbright application process takes a lot of energy and patience," he said. "It's a very competitive program, and I can only say that I am deeply honored and excited by the opportunity."

    But Galloway, a native of Shelby County, did earn one of those spots, joining an exclusive club of 294,000 who have earned the Fulbright, 110,000 of whom are from the United States.

  • New outlet center may be set for Simpsonville

    There may come a time soon when Shelby Countians don’t have to travel far for their discount shopping therapy.
    Horizon Group Properties, which has offices in Chicago and Muskegon, Mich., lists the new The Outlet Shoppes at Louisville/Lexington as being available for leasing information.
    The location of the center, however, is not in Louisville or Lexington, but in Simpsonville, just west of Buck Creek Road and south of Interstate 64.
    David Eaton, the Simpsonville city administrator, said the Horizon Group contacted the city several months ago.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Businesses that avoid taxes could face big fines

    The City of Shelbyville tried to crack down on business owners last year, calling for those who haven’t paid occupational taxes or registered with the city to pay up.

    Now, the city will try again, this time hoping that upping the penalty for not paying will entice those who aren’t paying to ante up.

    At Thursday’s meeting, the city council will hear the first reading of an ordinance amending the penalty for failing to file occupational license returns from a 5 percent penalty to a $500 fine plus the 5 percent penalty.

  • Secretary of State: Candidates believe in their backgrounds

    Bill Johnson said is running for Kentucky Secretary of State because he is concerned about the future of the commonwealth. Alison Lundergan Grimes said she is running because Kentuckians are hurting, and she thinks they need and deserve strong leaders.

    Grimes, the Democratic candidate, and Johnson, the Republican, will square off Tuesday on Election Day.

    Grimes, 32, is a business attorney, and she said she thinks her background is important to understand state and federal election laws as well as business laws in Kentucky.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments Nov. 2, 2011

    Charles R. Heightchew, 35, of 301 Lynne Acres was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Victor C. Fallis, 27, of 406 Eminence Road in New Castle was indicted for flagrant nonsupport.

    Gerald Lee Ramsey, 45, of 10102 Westego Place in Jeffersontown was indicted for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), third offense or greater in the past 5 years.

  • Shelby County Police Reports Nov. 2, 2011

    Burglary

    Ashley J. Hughes, 38, of 2943 Waddy Road was arrested Oct. 17 at that address and charged with second-degree burglary.

     

    Menacing

    Kristopher S. Brown, 43, of 159 Baker Drive No. 204 was arrested Oct. 21 at that address and  charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and menacing.

     

    Alcohol Intoxication