Today's News

  • A memorable day

    Memorial Day dawned bright and sunny, so much so that the intense heat drove those who had come for the outdoor service Monday to the shade under the trees at Grove Hill Cemetery, abandoning the rows of chairs, lined up as neat and orderly as the rows upon of soldiers’ graves marked with small crosses.

  • Fire strikes again at family familiar with its pain

    WADDY – A family watched helplessly Tuesday morning as firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that heavily damaged their home.

    Tim and Stacy Warford stood nearby with their two children as crews from the Waddy and East 60 fire departments knocked down a blaze that started about 7:30 that morning.

    Although a pet perished in the blaze, no one was injured, a blessing for a family that lost a young niece in a fire last year, when 6-year-old Elizabeth Brown died at her home just after Christmas.

  • MY WORD: High achiever ready to soar higher

    Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University will enroll its third student from Shelby County Public Schools when the 2011-2012 school year begins next fall.

    Sam Saarinen, a sophomore at Shelby County High School, has been selected for the incoming junior class and for the 2013 graduating class. Sam, the son of Tim and Anne Saarinen is following in the footsteps of Chris Obermeyer, who is now at Duke University, and Katherine Goebel, who graduates this spring.

  • U.S. 60/KY 55 intersection work is tonight

    The plan to complete the changes to the U.S. 60/KY 55 intersection are now scheduled for tonight and Wednesday morning. They had been delayed twice by weather. The work will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday and be completed at 6 a.m. Wednesday. There could be lane closures and delays during that time.

    The changes will include the striping and signal coordination for the new intersection structure, which will feature left-turn signals from KY 55 onto U.S. 60 and changing the westbound left-turn lane from U.S. 60 onto southbound KY 55 into two lanes rather than one.

  • Collins softball beats Grant County, advances to 8th Region final

    Down to its final five outs, and trailing 4-0, the Collins softball team rallied for a 6-4 victory over Grant County in the 8th Region semifinals Tuesday night at Simon Kenton.  

    Bailey Rankin's RBI-single and freshman Sydney Cloyd's three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning tied the score at 4-all before Amanda Buresh's RBI-single in the top of the seventh put the Titans on top for good.

  • Real Estate Deeds: May 27, 2011

    April 27 through May 5


    Andrew W. and Kristin Mathis Green to Christopher A. and Catherine R. Vaughn, Lot 63, Osprey Cove Sect. II, $172,000

    Joseph D. and Katherine Fussenegger to Seth Whitaker, Lots 19-22, Block D, Simpsonville Gardens No. 1, $116,000

    Kelly Scott Reed and Mark E. Dennen to Swallowland Farm LLC, property on Eminence Pike in Shelbyville, $1.6 million

  • Sports Bulletin Board: May 27, 2011

    Battle at the Creek tournament
    MaxPower Baseball Organization will host a Memorial Day Tournament 9 a.m. Saturday at Clear Creek Park. Each Max Power Team 7u-12u will play, and 37 other teams will participate. There will also be fun games for kids, a Home Run Derby contest and vendor booths available. Admission is $5 per person at the gate. For more information visit www.maxpowerbaseball.org.

  • SOFTBALL: Titans hang on to win championship

    When the final out of the 30th District Tournament came, it was more relief than rejoice for the Collins softball team.

    Only after a few minutes did smiles emerge and Titans Coach Jim Axline get a bucket of water dumped on him.

    “When we got the last out, we were like, ugh,” Collins senior center fielder Kristina Gramig said.

  • BASEBALL: Second verse, same as the first for Collins vs. SCHS

    The rematch was a rerun.

    For the second time in two weeks the Collins baseball team shelled Shelby County, 15-3, Wednesday night. This time around it came in the 30th District Tournament semifinals and in five innings, on the Titans’ home field.

    The Rockets tried to flip the script from their first meeting (won by Collins, 15-3, in six innings at Shelby) by giving the Titans several different looks on the mound, but Collins used a similar formula to end Shelby’s season.

  • Kregor’s surprising run ends at hands of old foe

    Paige Kregor lost to a familiar foe Thursday morning in the first round of the Girls’ State Tennis Tournament.

    The Collins freshman fell to Assumption sophomore Abbie Mather – “We played at the same place growing up,” Kregor said – 6-0, 6-0, at the University of Kentucky’s Boone/Downing Tennis Center.

    “I played bad,” Kregor said. “You just kind of have those. It just wasn’t my day.”

    Mather is one of the players seeded 9-16 in the tournament.