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Today's News

  • School board chooses June 2 and June 4

    Despite making the decision to extend the school calendar to Monday, June 4, to make up a day missed due to snow, the district has now decided to keep the June 2 graduation…sort of.

    In an announcement Tuesday morning, the district said it will have commencement ceremonies for both Shelby County and Collins high schools on Saturday, June 2.

  • Titans baseball loses first game, bounces back big

    The Collins baseball team received its first setback of the season, falling, 4-3, to Henry Clay last Thursday, but it rebounded with decisive, 4-inning victories – grounding Grant County, 13-3, Friday and walloping Waggener, 13-0, on Saturday.

    HENRY CLAY 4, COLLINS 3:The visiting Blue Devils (3-2 after the victory) – who only had two hits in the game – took the early lead with a 3-run second inning, then scored once in the top of the seventh to edge the Titans on Thursday.

  • Rockets, Titans do well in rain-shortened track meet at Oldham

    The Shelby County and Collins track and field teams had solid showings at Oldham County’s Kickoff Classic, which was ended early because of inclement weather this past Friday night.

    On the boys’ side, the Rockets won one event, added four seconds, two fourth-place finishes and had 10 Top 10s overall. Meanwhile the Titans had one second, four thirds, one fifth and seven Top 10 finishes altogether.

  • Old ‘ping’ of bats takes on a new ring this year

    The usual “ping” heard around high school baseball fields has been replaced this spring.

    The familiar sound of aluminum bats hitting baseballs has given way to a new kind of pitch this season.

    “It’s almost like a mush sound, not a ping like there used to be,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said.

  • Mary Anderson Burks: 1921-2012

    Mary Anderson Burks was a woman known for many things, such as being a horticulturist and a businesswoman who was very active in the community, but those who knew her best speak of her devotion to her late husband, Joseph E. Burks.

    The Burkses had been married for 66 years when he died last January, having married on Palm Sunday in 1944.

    And it was on this past Palm Sunday, at 2:15 p.m., the same time of day they had said their wedding vows in 1944, that Mary Burks passed away, to be reunited with her beloved husband on their anniversary.

  • Furloughed prisoner facing new charges

    A man on furlough from jail to make a payment toward court-ordered restitution instead paid a visit to a woman who bore him a child and allegedly threatened her, assaulted a male guest in her home and then twice sent police chasing after him.
     

    Bryan Cahoe, 23, was supposed to be collecting a tax check that would go toward his debt, but Shelbyville Police said that he climbed through an upstairs window at a house on Cherrywood Drive, went to the kitchen and got a butcher knife, then threatened the woman and assaulted her guest.

  • Former Collins teacher may plea to sex charges

    A former Collins teacher arrested last summer for sex abuse involving students was expected to enter a plea Monday in Shelby Circuit Court, but that has been postponed.

    Shannon Hirchert, a special needs teacher at Collins High School in 2010-11, was arrested in August 2011 and charged with six counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of distributing obscene matter to minors dating back to fall 2010.

  • Bagdad woman gets new court date in theft case

    A Bagdad woman charged with embezzling $115,000 from her employer was given a new court date when she appeared in Shelby Circuit Court Monday for a disposition hearing.

    Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set a new court date of May 7 at 8:30 a.m. for Linda C. Poole, 57.

    She was indicted in February by a Shelby County Grand Jury on 20 counts related to thefts from Amen East, an auto salvage business in Bagdad.

  • Sheriff's reports April 4, 2012

    Theft

     

    Anthony D. Warford, 26, of 67 Arbor Green Lane was arrested Feb. 21 on 5th Street and charged with theft by unlawful taking.

     

    Domestic Violence

     

    Christopher C. Carter, 38, of 5092 Sulphur Road in New Castle was arrested Feb. 18 at 729 Maddox Onan Road and charged with fourth-degree assault, unlawful imprisonment, third-degree criminal mischief, arson and four counts of first-degree  wanton endangerment.

     

    Warrants

     

  • Simpsonville ramps, lanes to be closed this week

    Lane closures and ramp closings for asphalt paving are scheduled for each night this week on Interstate 64 between the Jefferson County line and the Simpsonville exit.

    The schedule calls for closures to be restricted to hours from 7 p.m. each evening to 6 a.m. the next morning until Saturday.

    Also, the ramps to Exit 28 (Simpsonville) will be closed one at a time from 7 a.m. Thursday until 5 a.m. Friday to allow for repaving.

    The schedule always is subject to change. Dial 511 on your cellular phone for the latest information.