Today's News

  • Collins, SCHS swimmers sparkle at Woodford

    A pair of local swimmers won events this past Saturday at the 10th annual Woodford County Invitational at the Falling Springs Arts & Rec Center in Versailles.

    Collins sophomore Michael Troutman won the boys’ 50-yard freestyle race in 23.03 seconds, and Shelby County junior Logan Kessinger captured the girls’ 100 breaststroke in 1:10.05 in one of the biggest invitationals both teams will swim in this season.

  • Thriller 2: Titans take it to the bank

    The last-second heroics carried over for the Collins girls’ basketball team from Friday night to Saturday evening.

    The Titans, who beat Bullitt East on Leeara Cardwell’s last-second shot Friday, used another buzzer-beating 3-pointer – this one by Bailey Rankin – to send Saturday’s game against Knott County Central into overtime.

    From there, Collins, which rallied back from a double-digit deficit in regulation, pummeled the Patriots, 71-58, in the Dairy Queen Classic at Mercer County.

  • Dragons shoot down Titans in fourth quarter

    CRESTWOOD – A forgettable fourth quarter did in the Collins boys’ basketball team last Thursday night.

    The Titans were outscored by 16 points in the final period as host South Oldham rallied for a 77-62 victory in a battle between two of the 8th Region’s top teams.

    Collins led by double digits in the third quarter and by one point heading into the final period, before the Dragons roared to life, outscoring the Titans, 19-6, during the final 6:02.

  • Cardwell makes another big shot in easier victory

    CRESTWOOD – The Collins girls’ basketball team didn’t need a last-second shot to win Monday afternoon’s game against Jeffersontown or even to send it into overtime. However, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter didn’t hurt.

    Leeara Cardwell made that shot, and the Titans beat the Chargers, 58-48, in the first round of South Oldham’s Lady Dragon Invitational.

  • Rockets can't capitalize on great defensive start

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team couldn’t have had a much better start defensively against Anderson County last Friday night.

    Offensively, though, it could have gone better.

    The Rockets held the Bearcats, one of the preseason favorites to win the 8th Region, scoreless for the first three and a half minutes and to just nine first-quarter points.

  • Hopes for another miracle run afoul

    There was no last-second magic for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team this time around.

    The Rockets, who beat Anderson County on Eric Schreiner’s fall-away 3-pointer at the buzzer last season, fell to the Bearcats, 87-77, Friday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    This meeting didn’t come down to the final seconds. Instead it turned in the matter of 1:10 early in the third quarter.

  • Thriller 1: Cardwell caps career night

    Leeara Cardwell capped a career-high night with a career-highlight shot.

    Her 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night gave the Collins girls’ basketball team a 43-41 victory over visiting Bullitt East and gave her a career-high 29 points.

     “There’s a reason she always has the green light [to shoot],” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “She has ice water in her veins.”

    Cardwell, a senior guard, proved that twice in the final 20 seconds.

  • EARLIER: Embezzler Craig goes to jail, and Wills may follow her there

    Two of the biggest convicted embezzlers in the history of Shelby County were scheduled to go to court on Monday – one of them left for prison and the other appears headed there, too.

    Kelly Craig, who had pleaded guilty on five counts of stealing more than $10,000, left the new Shelby County Circuit Court Room in handcuffs after the 10-year prison sentence to which she had agreed was handed down stoically by Judge Charles Hickman.

  • Shelbyville's reannex of Rubles' land wouldn’t change zoning position

    The City of Shelbyville has started the process of reannexing the much-discussed Ruble property at the southwest corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way – but that doesn’t mean the controversial zoning status of that property is likely to change.

    The property, owned by Tom and Allen Ruble, which sits just north of the RJ Corman railroad and the Midland Industrial Park, had been annexed by the city in June and subsequently has been the issue of a heated zoning battle between residents in the Harrington Mill Road area and city hall.

  • Shelby County School Board: New state assessments coming forward slowly

    The Shelby County Board of Education got a preview Thursday of the new accountability model that the district is in the process of receiving from the state.

     “This is not everything,” Superintendent James Neihof told the board at its meeting at the central office in Shelbyville. “There is still more to come.”

    There will be several language changes, with K-Prep replacing the familiar KCCT and the new Unbridled Learning moving to the forefront for CATS.