Today's News

  • Apparent murder/suicide leaves mother mourning

    Samantha Fowler stifled a sob as she described the day her life was shattered as she discovered the lifeless bodies of her mother and her daughter.

    Her mother, Julia Cash-Owens, 63, and her 14-year-old handicapped daughter, Aurelia Castillo, 14, both died by gunshot in an apparent murder-suicide.

  • Titans seek return to state

    Although the Collins softball team’s first-ever trip to state lasted just two games, it was a season of firsts for the Titans in 2017.

    The team captured its first 8th Region title by defeating longstanding favorite Anderson County, and made the trip to Owensboro to compete in the KHSAA State Tournament for the first time, as well.

  • Shelby boasts experienced group

    Last season saw the Shelby County softball team undergo some growing pains, struggling with injuries and putting together a 12-18-1 record.

    But the Rockets are hoping to put that behind them heading into this season, with seven seniors and 10 juniors on roster heading into the 2018 campaign.

    SCHS coach Kelly Cable is expecting the experience to help the team return to its 2016 form, when it advanced to the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Titan lacrosse embracing new system

    While the Collins boys’ lacrosse team has gotten out to a rocky start to begin the 2018 season, the team is seeking to employ a new system under first-year head coach Caleb Elliott.

    With athletes from both high schools competing under the Titans’ banner, the opening slate of games has been tough with losses to powerhouses such as Eastern, Lexington Catholic and Oldham County.

    The three Collins opponents have combined to turn in a 9-1 record so far this season, showing how strong the early schedule has been.

  • Loving the Hungry

    The aura that surrounded a huge crowd smiling and laughing while busily loading items into boxes Saturday seemed more like a party than a charitable event.

    That’s because the more than two hundred volunteers who came together to pack enough food to feed 53,000 people for a week really enjoyed helping the less fortunate, said Jason Haggard, outreach and missions pastor at Shelby Christian.

    “They are all very dedicated,” he said, watching them scurrying around the huge gym at Shelby Christian Church on Franklin Road.

  • WHAT WE THINK: Clouds gather in Frankfort for Sunshine Week

    Here we are, right smack dab in the middle of National Sunshine Week, and the Kentucky Legislature is as cloudy as the weather.
    Sunshine Week, March 11-17, celebrates transparency in government and promotes Sunshine Laws in place so citizens can know what their government is doing by highlighting the importance of open records, meetings and freedom of information.
    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives recognized House Resolution 220, in honor of Sunshine Week, House Bill 200 was received in the Senate Committee of Appropriations and Revenue.

  • Lincoln dinner brings Republicans

    More than 200 Republicans turned out at Claudia Sanders Dinner House Saturday for the Shelby County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner.
    The attendance was a varied as the menu, with local Republicans in every sector, from local lawmakers Sen. Paul Hornback and Rep. Rob Rothenburger to elected officials from Judge-Executive Dan Ison to magistrates, city council members and more. Speakers included Leland Conway, State

  • Cornerstone takes 9th at FLW tourney

    Juniors Doug Jesse and Jake Thornbury put Cornerstone Christian Academy fishing on the map over the weekend, taking ninth-place as a pair at a Fishing League Worldwide event Saturday.

    The tournament, held at Douglas Lake in Sevierville, Tenn., had some tough conditions according to the anglers, which presented itself in the practice round leading up to the start of the event.

  • Rockets look to grow on courts

    Shelby County’s tennis teams are heading in different directions moving into the 2018 season, as the boys teams have a good mix of experience and youth while the girls’ squad has some growing to do out on the courts.

    With five seniors headlining this year’s boys’ team, the Rockets are looking to make an impact in the regular season and have athletes advance to the region tournament.

  • Collins boys’ tennis looking at peak year

    While the Collins girls’ tennis team will be sporting some new faces once the season opens, the boys team has a loaded schedule and seasoned roster that will hopefully pay off come postseason time in May.

    The girls’ team will have a complete revamp from last season’s team, with its No. 1 doubles team departing due to graduation.

    Titan girls’ coach John Davis says the team will return just two players from last season’s team.