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Today's News

  • Crosses send a message

    Shelby Prevention Youth Club at Collins High School constructed a Tobacco Industry Graveyard in the grass median leading to the school on Discovery Boulevard. There were 150 white crosses representing the 150 Kentuckians who die weekly from tobacco products. It was in place for Kick Butts Day on March 21 and is part of the action plan for the Students Taking Charge grant.

  • Tech awards

  • Wedding: Orellana

    Natalya Hobbs of Shelbyville and Brian Orellana of Hawaii were married March 3 at First Baptist Church in Frankfort.

    Parents of the bride are Jim and Lynn Hobbs. The groom is the son of Jorge and Mayra Orellana of Texas.

    John Vaughan officiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maids of honor were Anna and Rebecca Hobbs of Shelbyville, sisters of the bride.

  • Wedding: Orellana

    Natalya Hobbs of Shelbyville and Brian Orellana of Hawaii were married March 3 at First Baptist Church in Frankfort.

    Parents of the bride are Jim and Lynn Hobbs. The groom is the son of Jorge and Mayra Orellana of Texas.

    John Vaughanofficiated the ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Maids of honor were Anna and Rebecca Hobbs of Shelbyville, sisters of the bride.

  • Rocket baseball routs 1, drops 2

    The Shelby County baseball team went 1-2 at the end of this past week.

    The Rockets routed Louisville Central, 12-0, in a 5-inning game last

    Thursday at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, but they then dropped a

    pair of road games – 12-11 at Fern Creek on Friday and 5-0 at North Hardin

    on Saturday.

    SCHS 12, CENTRAL 0:Freshman Kyler Dugle struck out 12 and

    yielded one hit as the Rockets routed the visiting Yellowjackets (1-4) in

    five innings.

  • Albert Morton Moffett Jr.: 1930-2012

    Albert Moffett Jr. left his mark all over Shelby County. And with his passing from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, his family and friends are left with much many memories of his contributions.

    "He would brag on his grandchildren, but he would never brag on himself," said Melissa Matthews, Moffett's daughter. "This gives us a chance to brag on him some."

    Matthews noted how her father passed on his work ethic, which saw him never stop.

  • 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.