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Today's News

  • Demographic expert shares trends based on fact, not politics

    “It’s like getting hit by water from a fire hose!”

    That was the image offered by renowned data analyst Ron Crouch as he began his presentation Saturday morning to a few dozen people at the Shelby County Courthouse.

    Crouch serves as director of research statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and his life is demographics and databases.

  • Titans muff chance for region revenge vs. Bearcats

    The rematch of last season’s 8th Region softball final was an even match, for a while.

    But then Walton-Verona scored six consecutive runs to beat host Collins, 6-1, Monday afternoon.

    “We played good until about the fourth or fifth inning, then we had some errors – that’s been our nemesis all year,” Collins Coach Jim Axline said.

  • Few hits are big hits, but good enough for Rockets

    Shelby County scratched out only two hits against visiting Garrard County this past Thursday afternoon, but the Rockets still managed to beat the Golden Lions, 6-2, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “I thought we did a great job of situational hitting,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said. “With only two hits we did a great job of being aggressive on the bases, moving base runners, getting runners in when they were in scoring position and getting bunts down when the situation called for it.

  • Refocused Cervantes fans 14 Wildcats

    Last season Chris Cervantes didn’t live up to his own lofty goals.

    So far this season Cervantes, a senior right-hander at Collins High School, has exceeded his expectations, and then some, for the Titans’ baseball team. 

    Monday he struck out 14 and gave up only two hits and one unearned run to lead Collins to a 7-1 victory over visiting Whitefield Academy.

  • Titans pound Henry to run record to 3-0

    Collins’ baseball team continued its perfect start (3-0) by walloping Henry County (1-1), 12-4, in New Castle on Thursday.

    Nate Clifton, Logan Bailey and Brandon Roberts tallied two hits apiece and Bailey, Roberts and Jalen Spalding had two RBIs each for Collins, which pounded out 13 hits.

  • News briefs: March 28, 2012

    House, Senate include housing

    for Abramson in compromises

     

    House and Senate leaders have agreed to cut a $30,000 annual living expense for Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, one of the few noteworthy agreements between the Republican Senate and the Democratic House on the first full day of negotiations over a 2-year, $19 billion budget. House and Senate leaders met three times Monday to work out differences between the two budgets.

  • Shelby County Police Reports March 30, 2012

    DUI

    Carlos Mendez Hernandez, 33, of 221 A St. was arrested March 10 at 10th and Main streets and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants, disregarding a traffic control device, no operator’s license and fleeing or evading police.

     

    Public Intoxication

    Robert C. Crawford, 38, of an unknown address was arrested March 2 at 10th and Washington streets and charged with public intoxication.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports March 30, 2012

    DUI

    Karen M. Shelby, 43, of 1881 Pea Ridge Road was arrested Jan. 22 at Fairway Crossing and Mount Eden Road and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second offense, careless driving and operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license. She

     

    Theft

  • Donation to fire department

  • Fire destroys house in Pleasureville

    A blaze that began in a kitchen destroyed a house in Pleasureville on Sunday night, despite joint efforts by the Bagdad and Henry County Fire Departments to extinguish it.

    Bagdad Fire Chief Rusty Newton said that a call came in at 5:05 p.m. that a house was on fire at 950 Maddox Onan Road near the Shelby/Henry County line.

    He said that the fire started when Charles Ganglur, the owner of the house, came to talk to the tenant who lived there.