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Today's News

  • Court report: Feb. 09, 2011

  • Datebook: Feb. 9, 2011

    Public meetings
    Shelby County Fiscal Court  meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Triple S. Planning and Zoning meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center.
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Simpsonville City Hall.

  • WICHE: Easy Valentine blooms that keep on giving

    I have a handful of phalaenopsis about the house, and three of them have just begun to shoot up a bloom spike that, once in bloom (probably still about a month away), will bloom for months if I keep them out of direct sunlight.

    One plant is like 10 fresh-cut bouquets, and they are so delicately lovely you just can’t beat them as a nice Valentine gesture.

  • News Briefs: Feb. 9, 2011

    Survey says Kentuckians
    support rights for gays

    Some 83 percent of Kentuckians say gay people should be protected from discrimination in the workplace, in housing and in public places such as restaurants, according to a survey released Monday by the statewide Fairness Coalition. That is an increase of 18 percentage points since 2004, when a similar survey was conducted.

  • Board will close out Heritage sewer issue

    The Shelby County Board of Education will close out a big project at its regular meeting on Thursday, but it's not Collins High School yet.

    The board will consider approval of closing the Sewage Treatment Plant Replacement project at Heritage Elementary during their meeting at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Elementary.

    The process started about a year-and-a-half ago when it was found that the maintenance and upkeep of the old treatment plant was going to cost more than a new one. The old plant had been moved to Heritage from Wright Elementary.

  • West wins conference tourney

    The West Middle School boys’ basketball team recently capped off a fine season in fine fashion.

    The Warriors won the Mid-Bluegrass Conference Tournament by beating rival East Middle in the semifinals and North Oldham, to avenge an earlier loss, in the finals.

    “It was a whole group effort winning the tournament,” West Coach Tim Pardee said.

    Mark Sorrells, E.J. Burk and Deon Cochran each made the all-tournament team for West, which hosted the tourney.

  • Titans snap 5-game losing streak

    The Collins boys’ basketball team got a much-needed victory Friday night.

    The Titans topped host Central Hardin, 49-45, to end their 5-game losing streak.

    “Any win is a big win, especially on the road, but it was a big win because we‘ve been struggling a little bit,” said Collins Coach Curtis Turley, whose team’s last victory came Jan. 15 against Casey County. “It was a good one for the guys. It was good to see them back and encouraged and having fun.”

  • ‘Not ready’ Rockets have a come down

    Just call it The Hangover.

    Coming off back-to-back 30th District victories, including a buzzer-beating thriller at Anderson County, the Shelby County boys’ basketball team fell at Boyle County, 63-41, Friday night.

    “We just weren’t ready…we were still In Anderson County,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “Talent-wise, we matched up pretty good against them, but we’re not mature enough to come back back-to-back like that.

  • A punch ‘in the mouth’ for Titans

    The Franklin County girls’ basketball team may have had a little payback on its mind Thursday night.

    The Flyers flew out to a good start, up, 24-11, at the end of the first quarter, on their way to a 60-39 victory over visiting Collins in Frankfort.

    “It was a tough game,” Titans Coach Phillip Conder said. “We played a team that came down here [Shelby County] last year and got upset when they were number 12 in the state. I’m pretty sure Coach [Joey] Thacker reminded them of that before the game.”

  • Bad day gets a lot worse for woeful Titans

    Phillip Conder’s car broke down on the way to his team’s game against Highlands on Saturday.

    The day didn’t get any better for Conder, Collins’ girls’ basketball coach, after that.

    Sophomore forward Aaliyah Wells, the team’s leading scorer, went down with a sprained ankle in the first quarter, and the Titans were outscored, 11-1, in the opening eight minutes on their way to a 51-22 loss.

    “The day could’ve gone better,” Conder said.