A Kentucky National Guardsman will be awarded the Silver Star for saving the lives of fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. Captain Shannon Ison will receive the medal during a ceremony this weekend in Louisville.
Ison was a member of the 206th Engineer Battalion when he responded to a vehicle that had struck a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2008. Ison pulled wounded soldiers from the vehicle while under attack by the enemy.
The Silver Star is the military's third highest honor for valor. A citation notes that without Ison's courageous acts, several lives would have been lost.
That Ray Lewis jersey you purchased may be a fake. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection operation has found nearly $3.5 million in counterfeit items at the UPS hub in Louisville and DHL hub in Cincinnati. Over 60,000 items were confiscated in just over a week including many Super Bowl jerseys, purses, wallets, watches, shoes, and electronics.
Customs officers typically find a lot of fake items surrounding big sporting events. Counterfeit items are usually easy to spot because of their poor quality, bad stitching, and possible misspellings. The jerseys have been confiscated and will be destroyed. They came from China and were headed to a number of different destinations. The investigation is continuing.
Drivers in Louisville spent more than 26,000 hours sitting in rush-hour traffc in 2011. That's according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. The annual study found Americans spent a total of 5.5 billion hours stuck in traffic.
The report shows each driver in Louisville was delayed a total of 35 hours at a cost of $776 in time and gas in 2011.
The good news: Louisville scored well in the overall rankings at No. 42.
Muhammad Ali's daughter knocked down rumors of her father being near death Sunday, saying he was at home watching the Super Bowl.
May May Ali said she talked to her father Sunday morning on the phone and he was fine. She said he was watching the Super Bowl at home in Arizona, wearing a Baltimore Ravens jersey.
The family later posted a photo on Twitter of Ali sitting in a chair wearing a Baltimore Ravens T-shirt.
The rumors were started by a report in a British tabloid quoting Ali's brother as saying the former heavyweight champion was near death. The report was widely repeated on the Internet, drawing expressions of condolences on Twitter and Facebook.
Ali suffers from Parkinson's disease. He celebrated his 71st birthday last month.