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Today's News

  • News briefs: Jan. 4, 2012

    Guthrie sets ‘listening session’

    for Stratton Center on Thursday

    State Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) will be returning to Shelby County next week to hear what you, his constituents in Congressional District 2, have on your minds.

    Guthrie will spend January visiting each of his 21 counties for what he calls “listening sessions.”

    That includes his stop at Stratton Center in Shelbyville at 5 p.m. Thursday.

  • Leonard H. Shouse 1922-2012

    Leonard Shouse, the man who helped turn Simpsonville into a city and brought its residents a sewer system, died Tuesday after complications from a fall the day after Thanksgiving. He was 89.

  • 45th anniversary: James and Judy Hamilton

    James and Judy McAllister Hamilton of Lexington have been married for 45 years. The couple was married on Dec. 30, 1966, at First Christian Church in Shelbyville.

    They are the parents of Andrew and Sylvia Hamilton of Apex, N.C., and Stuart and Lin Hamilton of Finchville; and grandparents of Steven Hamilton of Apex and Cameron and Scott Hamilton of Finchville.

    They celebrated with a trip to Opryland in Nashville, where they saw the Rockettes and took a dinner cruise on the General Jackson Showboat.

  • Births: Jan. 4, 2012

    Sullivan daughter

    Blake and Ginny Sullivan of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Dec. 4, 2011 at Norton Suburban Hospital. She has been named Avery Karsyn Sullivan. She was born at 11:25 a.m., weighting 7 pounds and 13 ounces, and 19 ½ inch tall.

  • Celebrating in Hawaii

    Family members of Ed Puckett and Kim Copas help celebrate their marriage in November by enjoying the Old Lahiana Luau on the island of Maui in Hawaii. They were (from left, top row) Wayne Puckett, Ed Puckett, Richard Copas and Mike Griffin; and (bottom row) Peggy Puckett, Kim Copas Puckett, Pat Copas and Cindy Griffin.

  • Christmas with the Monarchs

    The fabulous Monarchs kept the crowd of more than 80 entertained and on the dance floor during the fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club Lodge. The dance, which was a benefit for Corpus Christi Academy in Simpsonville, included a reverse raffle, with the $3,000 being won by Tim Crawford of Shelbyville.

  • 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.