Today's News

  • Sports Digest: April 22, 2011

    Collins slams Dragonswith 4 home runs

    The Collins baseball team’s bats broke out in a big way Tuesday night.

    The Titans pounded out 14 hits, including four home runs, as they slammed host South Oldham 12-1 in five innings.

    "The bats came alive," said Collins Coach Roy Bailey, whose team entered that game with a .289 batting average and no homers on the young season. "Our entire lineup swung the bats very aggressively. It seemed like when the first guys started hitting it became contagious."

  • Athlete of the Week: Ariel Lane

    Diminutive Ariel Lane stands tall on the campus at Cornerstone Christian Academy.

    The 5-foot senior was a standout on the court this past fall for the Bulldogs’ volleyball team and also excels in the classroom as well as the hallways.

  • Titans fall in perfect game

    The Collins softball team nearly played a perfect game against the then-second-ranked team in the state Tuesday evening.

    The only problem was that Mercy Academy pitcher JJ Francis did play a perfect game, striking out 16, as the host Jaguars topped the Titans 1-0.

    "I'm proud of them," Collins coach Jim Axline said. "If we would've hit like we can hit the ball we would have beat them."

  • SCHS rallies to top CAL in extra innings

    To Shelby County softball coach Kelly Cable the Rockets’ third victory of the season Tuesday night truly was a team effort.

    "I played every single person," she said. "And whether it was pinch-hitting or pinch-running, everybody stepped up. It was a full team effort.”

    And as it turned out Shelby County needed every last contribution in beating host Christian Academy of Louisville 9-7 in 10 innings.

  • Titans boys take first meet title, girls 3rd

    The Collins boys' track & field team notched the program's first meet victory Tuesday, fittingly on its home turf.

    The Titans tallied 115 points, to outscore nine other teams.

    "It's been exciting for us to host meets at our new stadium,” said Collins Coach Jerry Lucas, whose team hosted an all-comers meet for the second straight week. “We are also excited about the progress of our kids as the season has gone on this year, and we think we will continue to improve throughout the remainder of the month and into May."

  • Simpsonville may increase sewer rates 1st time in 18 years

    Simpsonville residents could be getting their first increase in sewer rates in 18 years.

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Wednesday morning approved the first reading of an ordinance that would raise rates 2.5 percent, an increase officials said was needed to cover rising costs during a time when new construction has declined.

    Rates would rise from $10.15 for the first 2,000 gallons of usage to $10.40 and from 5.075 to 5.202 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.

  • Former Spencer County Judge-Exec gets home incarceration for DUI

    Former Spencer County Judge Executive David Jenkins was ordered to undergo 10 days of home incarceration after being found guilty of DUI after a jury trial in Shelby County District Court Thursday.

    Jenkins’s trial was ordered moved from Spencer County in November by Special Judge Jerry Crosby II, who moved the case to Shelby County because he didn’t think it could be argued fairly in Spencer.

  • Garden/art show hits fairgrounds

    It’s an 11-year-old rite of spring that helps you get right for spring.

    The Shelby County Master Gardeners are hosting their 11th annual Shelbyville Garden and Art Fair this Saturday, and they will have plenty of plants to help you get your yard in shape for the days when there’s no snow or the threat your house may wind up in Ohio – which they hope won’t happen Saturday.

    “We’re just praying we don’t get the storms,” show chair Carolyn Brenner said. “That would just devastate us.

  • Testing time again

    Students in Shelby County Public Schools will be taking the annual state assessments through April 29. In preparation, various activities have been scheduled to not only review content and test-taking strategies but to also motivate students to do their best.

  • Creepy crawly

    It was creepy crawly day for third and fourth grade students at Clear Creek Elementary. Biologist Chris Carpenter spent the morning educating and sharing with the students about Native Kentucky Amphibians and Reptiles. He brought several live species - toads, salamanders, turtles and snakes - for the students to see and feel up close and personal. Snake hugs were free.