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Today's News

  • News briefs: Nov. 16, 2011

    I-64 ramp closure at Simpsonville

    delayed by rain until tonight

  • Birth: Sensabaugh son

    Donnie and LouAnn Sensabaughof Bagdad announce the birth of their second child, a son, on Sept. 26, 2011, at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Owen Boone Sensabaugh. He was born at 1:18 p.m. weighing 8 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He has one brother, 6-year-old Chase.

    Grandparents are Marie Wright of Bagdad and James and Linda Sensabaugh of Hodgenville.

    Great-Grandparents are Annie Boone, Emma Derringer and Don McMillin.

  • Birth: Tuggle daughter

    Larry and Chastity Tuggle  of New Castle announce the birth of their seventh child, a daughter, on Nov. 2, 2011, at Baptist Northeast LaGrange Hospital. She was born at 4:55 p.m. weighing 5 pounds and 3 ounces at 18 inches long. She has been named Ava McAllyn Tuggle.

    Her brothers are Ethan, 14; Hunter, 8; Jacob, 6; and sister are Aleah, 12; Abby, 10; Ally, 10.

    Grandparents are Melinda and James Cunningham, Bobby Singleton of Shelbyville, Martha Jo Case of Eminence.

  • Titans turn the Page(s) to beat the Bears

    In some ways the Collins football team took a Page out of last year’s playbook on Friday night.

    Quite literally in fact.

    The Titans, who have relied on the run much of this season, opened up their passing game a little more in their 33-14 victory over Spencer County in the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    Sophomore quarterback Lawson Page set season highs for completions (15) and passing yards (211) in Collins’ eighth consecutive victory.

  • Sharpshooter Davis hits primary target

    Connor Davis has always had his sights set on the University of Kentucky.

    Monday this Shelby County senior officially has cast his lot with the Wildcats.

    Davis signed to join the UK rifle team in the high school’s library.

    “I’ve always been a UK fan, I couldn’t see myself rooting for another school,” said Davis, wearing a black short-sleeve shirt with a blue UK logo on it. “It’s pretty cool.”

  • Fielding powers runner-up Titans

    LEXINGTON – Moments after finishing eighth in the boys’ Class 2A State Cross Country meet, Collins junior Devon Fielding walked back toward his team’s tent carrying a large Titans’ flag.

    He stopped and placed it in the ground.

    Saturday was a flag-planting day for Collins, as Fielding and his Titans teammates continued to break new ground.

  • Gabby Karas wins in Sister Act II

    LEXINGTON – One Karas began what could be a long, historic run into Kentucky cross-country history Saturday, while the other finished her own impressive run into the state record books.

    Sisters Gabby and Caterina Karas, a seventh-grader and a senior at Collins High School, respectively, finished 1-2 in the girls’ Class 2A State Cross Country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. 

  • Francis Maurice ‘Frank’ Goodwin: 1932-2011

    Frank Goodwin literally and figuratively put the Budd Company on the map in Shelbyville.

    Not only was he the first plant manager for the company when it finally opened its doors in 1987, but he was also instrumental in building the site near Interstate 64 that is now Martinrea Heavy Stamping.

  • Firefighter Floyd named top Shelbyville's employee

    Rickie Floyd said he likes being a firefighter so much that he did it for free for the first five years.

    That kind of dedication is just part of the reason that Floyd, now with the Shelbyville Fire Department, was named the Shelbyville Employee of the Year for 2011.

    "They left me speechless," Floyd said. "I usually talk a lot, but I didn't know what to say on that."

    Floyd started with the fire department in 1987 as a volunteer and finally got on fulltime in Feb. 1992.

  • Shelby County School Board: No visible work on Collins’ field

    Shelby County Public Schools is preparing to find out more this week about the scheduled repair work for Collins High School’s multipurpose field.

    The topic is sure to stay in the forefront as the Board of Education gets back on track with a full meeting Thursday, coincidentally at Collins.

    Although the field is not on the agenda, the board and Superintendent James Neihof surely will have questions.