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Today's News

  • Is UK-U of L really a rivalry in football?

     A friend recently gave me a new cap as a welcome-back-to-Kentucky present.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 18, 2009

     Yankey earns foreclosure certification

    Ron Yankey of Simpsonville, an agent with RE/MAX Associates in Louisville, has earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

  • EARLIER: Shelby schools leery of state’s budget cut

    Kentucky schools have faced budget cuts consistently in recent years, and on Monday the Kentucky Department of Education informed superintendents around the Commonwealth that another $20 million could be cut from this fiscal year.

    Budgets are still being reviewed, but these potential cuts would fit with Gov. Steve Beshear's plan to reduce state spending by 6 percent.

    If the cuts are made, they would impact 32 programs, such as gifted and talented programs.

  • Among all the presents remember the Christmas presence

    For many people – and certainly for my children – Christmas is all about the presents.

    It was no different for me when I was their age. I fully remember going to bed on Christmas Eve in anxious anticipation of waking early to discover what treasures Santa had left.

  • Harley-Davidson's announcement

     HARLEY-DAVIDSON TO REMAIN IN YORK

    Major Restructuring, Including New Labor Agreement, Provides Path to Significant Gains in Cost-Competitiveness, Flexibility, Efficiency

  • SCHS freshmen reach out to help students

    The freshman class officers at Shelby County High School wanted to help feed needy school families this holiday season, but they didn’t feel the food they were collecting was going far enough.

    So class treasurer Shawn Allen decided after a concert at the school Thursday night that drastic action was needed.

  • A man of the cloth who was from a different fabric

    The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and Shelby County have a unique, symbiotic relationship. For 150 years now, the seminary has been turning out ministers, and for probably just as long, those young preachers have been practicing their sermons at many of Shelby County’s churches.

    In the Lord’s Army, these are buck privates, men studying their calling on weekdays and trying out what they learned at nights and on weekends. They stay a few years until they graduate, and then the Lord moves them in unusual ways.

  • EARLIER: Triple S approves Simpsonville village center zoning classification

    Triple S Planning and Zoning approved Tuesday a text amendment and zone change to 31 properties in Simpsonville, paving the way for the future Village Center image the city has prepared.

    Simpsonville leaders and residents spent much of 2009 meeting and developing an image for their city.

    Working with HNTB Corporation's Louisville office, they created a unique plan for future downtown Simpsonville development, which they branded "Village Center at Simpsonville."

  • EARLIER: Health department sees continued demand for H1N1 vaccinations

    Tracy Noonan and her five children, ages 3 to 16, stood at the end of a line 50 deep outside the Shelby County Health Department at noon Friday.

    The H1N1 mass vaccination free clinic had just opened its doors, and Noonan had taken her older children out of school in hopes of inoculation. She had come up short during two prior clinics.

  • EARLIER: Charges now total 39 in law office case

    A Shelby County woman was arraigned Wednesday on 19 counts of theft by deception in a criminal case that began last year.

    The 19 charges are in addition to about 20 similar charges that Jody Wills incurred after she was arrested in September 2008 on theft-related charges connected with alleged embezzlement of funds from her former employer, attorney Mark Dean.