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Today's News

  • News briefs: Dec. 7, 2011

    Shelby County gets

    $50,000 grant for park

    Shelby County Fiscal Court was one of the winners from among 18 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) project grants to help enhance tourism across Kentucky.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Shelby County’s $50,000 grant for Shelby Trails Park was among $558,537 that was being awarded.

  • Holiday datebook: December 7, 2011

    Caroling in Todds Point
    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will go caroling in Todds Point at 7 o’clock Thursday. Church members are more than welcome to participate in the caroling. Meet at the church before 6:45.
    Christmas celebrations

  • Datebook: December 7, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelbyville-Shelby County Parks Board meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday in the FAC Conference Room
    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

  • Christmas with the Monarchs

    Corpus Christi Academy will host its fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance, featuring the Monarchs, on Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club lodge. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m., and dancing will be 9 p.m. to midnight. A full cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $50 per couple or $30 for singles. Seating is limited. Call 722-8090 for reservations. The Monarchs keep the crowd of 146 entertained and on the dance floor during the Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club in 2009.

  • Titans’ sterling comeback produces tarnished defeat

    GOSHEN – First-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither was unhappy with his team’s 48-45 loss at North Oldham on Saturday night, but he wasn’t upset by it.

    “I thought tonight was our best game,” Gaither said afterward. “Our guys battled. We were down, [but] we came back on the defensive end and turned them over. Tonight was the hardest our kids have fought all year.” 

  • Collins, SCHS swimmers do well in holiday meet

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ swim teams both took third-place and the Shelby County boys’ and girls’ squads finished fourth in the Holiday Classic Relays this past Saturday in the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

    North Oldham won both 6-team competitions, tallying 328 points on the girls’ side and 324 on the boys’ side.

    In the girls’ competition the Titans edged the Rockets by two points (238 to 236), and among the boys Collins outscored Shelby, 230-218.

  • Titans go to Wells over & over & over again

    The Collins girls’ basketball team got a big offensive game from Aaliyah Wells and another dominating defensive effort Monday night.

    Wells scored 28 points, and the Titans tallied 15 steals – nine by Leeara Cardwell – and forced 19 turnovers on their way to a 47-27 victory over visiting Spencer County.

    Wells, a junior forward, hit 12 of 18 shots from the field and 4 for 6 from the free-throw line. She also snared seven rebounds and had three steals as Collins (3-0) improved to 2-0 in the 30th District.

  • Titans’ big start is the beginning of the end for Rockets

    Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder couldn’t have asked for a better start for his team Friday night.

    And although he would’ve liked a better finish, he wasn’t complaining after his Titans topped host Shelby County, 51-18, in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Buoyed by its full-court press Collins scored the first eight points – and 16 of the first 18 – on its way to a 20-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, a 28-point halftime advantage and a 33-point victory.

  • Rockets surprise early but Titans pull away late

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team gave Collins all it wanted - and then some - for the first 25 minutes of their match-up Friday night.

    The Titans, though, dominated the final 23 minutes, taking advantage of their height inside, as they beat the Rockets, 82-65, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    After Shelby County took a 7-point lead – its largest of the game – early in the second half, Collins outscored the Rockets, 28-2, during the next 7½ minutes.

  • Mail delivery to slow down

    The United States Postal Service appears to be ready to take hold of the snail mail moniker.

    The USPS officially filled documents this week to request an opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on changing first-class mail requirements. However, the commission's opinion is non-binding.