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Today's News

  • Some of the highlights from 2011

    Happy New Year Shelby County!

    But before we get to the local 2012 sporting events, which began Tuesday night, let’s look back at 2011.

    Here are some of the highlights from my first full year covering sports in the county.

     

    JANUARY

  • Defense powers Titans in romps

    The Oldham County Christmas Tournament was very merry for the Collins girls’ basketball team.

    The Titans went 3-0 in the round robin in Buckner. They capped it off by beating the host Colonels, 59-31, last Thursday night and Bethlehem, 59-24, last Friday.

    “I’m very proud of them,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team was 11-2 and had won eight of its last nine games heading into Tuesday’s night game against 8th Region rival South Oldham. 

     

  • Titans claim 5th in a row

    The Collins boys’ basketball team capped off 2011 with its fifth consecutive victory – its longest winning streak of the calendar year.

    The Titans topped 30th District rival Spencer County, 76-63, in their final game in the Nelson County Classic.

    “It was a good game. I thought we played hard, but I didn’t think we played as well as we had the previous two games,” said Collins Coach Chris Gaither, whose team beat Elizabethtown last Tuesday and Nelson County last Wednesday in its first two games of the round-robin.

  • Shelbyville City Council: 2nd annexation of bypass land up for final OK

    The Shelbyville City Council will have a second reading Thursday on annexing for the second time roughly 70 acres that sits on the southwest corner of Harrington Mill and Freedom's Way and the adjoining land, which has the railroad track on it.

    Just before the holidays the council voted to annex the Ruble property for the second time, this time with the railroad property as well to make it contiguous with current city property in Midland Industrial Park.

  • Report says Shelby trails state's college-bound student rate

    Shelby County is right on average with the state in producing college-going students, according to a report released on the class of 2010.

    The Kentucky P-20 Data Collaborative, a coalition of educational groups, released last week the Kentucky High School Feedback Report for College-Going Students in the class of 2010.

    It showed that of the 427 students graduating from Shelby County Public Schools in 2010, 60.2 percent went on to college, with 61.6 percent going on from Shelby County High School.

  • Governor kills hospital merger involving JHS

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear delivered a blow to the proposed hospital merger involving Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare, University Hospital in Louisville and Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns the Lexington-area's St. Joseph Health System.

    Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare also owns Jewish Hospital Shelbyville.

  • What we think: Here are our community goals for 2012

    It’s the time of year when we as individuals pause to organize our thoughts going forward, circle some dates on our calendar and prepare goals for where we want to be at the end of December. Some of us call these resolutions, but those tend to be tied to regiments that don’t really fit our lives and evaporate before the ground thaws.

  • Your dream is my nightmare

    Those of you who consider what happened on Saturday to be a dream game are, well, dreaming.
    You know who you are, wearing either red or blue and yelling like a banshee at that basketball cum football game you watched.
    Yes, Kentucky vs. Louisville – to let winners go first – was for decades a dream for fans of both schools, but except for the winning part, Saturday was something more akin to a nightmare for those who most wanted to see it played.
    To put it simply, sports fans, this was pure ugly.

  • Important stories from 2011: Repairs for I-64 ramp haven’t been finalized

    Just because the calendar flipped over into a new year doesn’t mean that critical items facing Shelby County automatically got a fresh start.

    In fact, there are several significant items that have carried over into 2012, most notably the state’s plan to repair the dangerous eastbound acceleration lane from KY 55 onto Interstate 64.

  • Simpsonville horse up for top honors

    SIMPSONVILLE– A few years ago,  on a fairly concealed farm off Webb Road in Simpsonville, a young colt was learning the how to compete in the graceful arenas of the American Saddlebreds.

    No one could predict his invincible 5-gaited run. No one knew he would become a World’s Champion of Champions. And certainly no one envisioned his rise this month to an even more elite circle in the equine world.