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Today's News

  • Post New Year’s fizzle for Titans

    It wasn’t the way Phillip Conder wanted to ring in the New Year.

    Conder’s Collins girls’ basketball team was slammed by visiting South Oldham, 65-32, Tuesday night, the third day of 2012, in a match-up of 8th Region heavyweights.

    The Titans posted a season-low point total and gave up the most points to an opponent in a regulation game, while losing their second game this season – and fourth in a year – to the Dragons.

  • Titans rebound with big finish

    LOUISVILLE – The Collins girls’ basketball team bounced back from its worst loss of the season Wednesday night.

    Senior guard Leeara Cardwell scored a career-high 30 points, and junior forward Aaliyah Wells reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career as the Titans topped Presentation Academy, 64-59.

    “It was a good win for us, especially after we got drilled at home, then to come back and beat a tough team on the road,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team won for the ninth time in its last 11 games.

  • How to hit lice head on

    With winter cold and falling temperatures comes an even better chance that lice can spread at schools.

    Although some parents have mentioned problems at schools on The Sentinel-News’ Facebook page, district officials said they are not aware of any major issues.

    Traci Early, the district health coordinator, said she has not heard of any outbreaks but added that she’s ready to help.

    “Parents can certainly contact me for help, or they can ask for help at the youth service centers at the schools,” she said.

  • Big night for Rockets, Sowers

    There are several reasons why Shelby County girls’ basketball coach Mike Sowers won’t soon forget his team’s game Tuesday night.

    For one the Rockets’ 61-60 victory over Spencer County at Mike Casey Gymnasium gave them six victories – twice as many as they had last season – through their first 10 games.

    For another thing, it gave Sowers his 200th triumph as a head coach.

  • EARLIER: Work on Collins’ field targets a March finish

    Workers were combing the damaged multipurpose field at Collins High School on Thursday afternoon, removing the small rubber pellets that give the field its soft, grass-like feel.

    The school district and Whittenberg Construction have reached an agreement to repair the field, which began to fail with soft spots were noticed in the turf last spring and was unusable for the entire school year, forcing the Titan soccer teams to play at Clear Creek Park and the football team to share Robert Doyle Stadium with Shelby County High School.

  • Fuel, food prices still rising

    Two key expenses in every household – food and fuel – continue to surge.

    The most recent survey of food prices in Kentucky by the Kentucky Farm Bureau show that the average cost of most basic items increased 8.8 percent during 2011.

    And fuel prices in Shelby County on Wednesday afternoon took another huge bounce, rising more than 40 cents for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel.

  • Shelby's horse population is about to grow

    Horse breeders see the flip of the calendar to January as the unofficial start of the foaling season, so it won’t be long before young equine babies start dotting the landscapes of Shelby County farms.

    Since most breeds celebrate a universal birthday on Jan. 1, many owners of performance horses aim to have a foal born as early in the year as possible to allow for maximum physical development.

    Though not all owners shoot for early-year births, January nevertheless remains the traditional kick-off of the foaling season, and this year is no different.

  • Business Briefcase: Jan. 6, 2012

    Collectible road show

    again setting up in Shelby

    The Ohio Valley Refinery & Roadshow is making a stop in Shelby County this week to consider the purchase of unique collectibles that residents may want to sell.

    The show will be Tuesday through Saturday at the Ramada Inn on Breighton Circle in Shelbyville.

    According to a press release on the event, The road show considers and evaluates objects on rarity, collectability, condition and market value. If suitable, an offer would be made to the seller.

  • New Shelby youth choir hoping to hit high note

    One of James Ray Morgan’s earliest musical memories is of his mother singing country tunes to him in their Mercury Comet.
    “And I was one of those kids that sang with the stars on records in my room made to be a grand stage,” Morgan said.
    Now, he’s fulfilling a dream and bringing that stage – a singing stage – to Shelby County, for dozens of youth.

  • There is mixed verdict on early release of felons

    People who work with inmates every day expressed mixed feelings this week about the early release of 1,000 Kentucky prisoners.
    In Shelby County, where 11 inmates were released on Tuesday, Jailer Bobby Waits said he didn’t agree with House Bill 463, passed last spring, which mandates that some non-violent felons be released six months early.