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Today's News

  • Private Christian A. Lentini

    Private Christian A. Lentini graduated Nov. 18 from the United States Marine Corps 3rd Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island, S.C.

    He is the son of Michael and Shirley Lentini, and grandson of Eugene and Laura Ritchey and Sony Lentini, all of Shelby County, and the late Juanita Lentini.

    Lentini is a 2011 graduate of Collins High School.

  • Engagement: Franklin-Baker

    Bryan and Barbara Franklin of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Franklin of Shelbyville, to Jordan Thomas Baker of Shelbyville. He is the son of Scott and Diana Baker of Shelbyville.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. March 24, 2012, at  Clay Street Baptist Church

  • I'm one: Jolee Anne Hughes

    Jolee Anne Hughes will celebrate her first birthday Dec. 3.

    She is the daughter of John Joseph Hughes IV and Kera Lynn Hughes, both of Shelbyville. Her older sister is Madison Lynn.

    Grandparents are Dennis and Rhonda Hudspeth of Bagdad, John Hughes Jr. of Shelbyville and Sharon Kay Hughes of Dawson Springs. Great-grandparents are Shirley Melton of Dawson Springs, Anna Hughes of Springfield, Ill., and the late Russell Melton and Bridget Ruble-Carey.

  • Gonzalez wedding

    Sarah Elizabeth Hance and Jesus Mariano Gonzalez were married July 23, 2011, at Finchville Baptist Church.

    Parents of the bride are Anthony Hance and Cynthia Medley Hance of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Mariano and Maria Gonzalez of Shelbyville.

    The bride is the granddaughter of Sam and Joyce Medley of Finchville and the late Wallace and Inez Hance of Bagdad. 

  • Light up Simpsonville

    Simpsonville Mayor Steve Eden and students celebrate the lighting of the downtown Simpsonville lights in the annual Light Up Simpsonville event on Saturday. Later, hundreds filled the old gymnasium to see Christmas entertainment and eat the free chili or bean soup dinner provided by the city.

  • Top trotters for the turkey

    More than 200 runners line up for the start of the annual Turkey Trot race in downtown Shelbyville on Saturday morning. When they crossed the finish line, Devon Felding, a top cross-country star at Collins High School won first place among males, and Jay Sollinger was third (though first in his age group). Julie Doseth was the top female. Feiding had a time of 17 minutes and 41.81 seconds. Dotseth was at 22:48.30. The event benefited the Leadership Shelby Class of 2012 charity program.

  • Title could come down to return engagement

    The Walton-Verona girls’ basketball team won the 8th Region last year by edging Anderson County, 40-39, in the championship game.

    Don’t be surprised to see those two teams, who return almost all of their rosters from last season, battling for region supremacy once again. However South Oldham, which lost by two points to Walton-Verona in the 8th semifinals after beating Collins by four in the first round, and Owen County, which fell to Anderson by three in the other 8th semi, could have something to say about that.

  • Titans want to get off roller coast

    Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder has identified three keys for making his team’s second season a success.

    They are: 1. Make good decisions with the ball; 2. rebound, especially on the offensive end; and 3. make free throws, especially the second ones.

    “If we do those three things, what we’ve been telling them is, it leads to momentum,” Conder said. “Momentum can be huge for us this year. If we can get some big momentum swings, and score big points, I think we can play with just about anybody.”

  • Youth is still being served

    This season will continue to be about looking to the future for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team.

    The future, however, isn’t as far away as it was – or maybe even as far off as it seemed some times last season, when the Rockets went 3-22 with a youth-laden roster.

    “Our biggest goal, as always, is to keep improving with every practice and every game. Right now it’s all about the big picture,” second-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • ‘That was a championship effort’

    The Collins football team rallied in the fourth quarter Friday night for both redemption and a regional title.

    The Titans trailed Western, 12-7, entering what could have been the final 12 minutes of their season in the Class 4A, Region 2 title game at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    But thanks to a prodigious play on special teams and some Elway-esque runs, as well as the game-winning touchdown pass, by sophomore quarterback Lawson Page, Collins came from behind to beat the Warriors, 13-12, in a rematch of the 2010 regional final.