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Today's News

  • Karas looks at colleges

    Now that cross-country season is finished, Collins senior Caterina Karas has more time to consider which college she may attend.

    After finishing second to her younger sister, Gabby, at last Saturday’s girls’ Class 2A State Cross Country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Karas said that she’s currently looking at the universities of Kentucky and Louisville as well Centre College and Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio).

  • Titans, Rockets hope to hit high-water marks

    J.P. LaVertu said he has high hopes for all four of his Collins and Shelby County swim teams.

    “My expectations are always super high,” LaVertu said. “Coming into every season I expect us to finish as high as we can at region. This team is capable of being region runner-up. We definitely have the numbers to be successful.”

  • Dugle is back, ready to go

    Last year Darian Dugle was the workhorse running back for the Collins football team.

    This season he’s been one of three studs in the Titans’ backfield stable.

    “It’s been a little different for him this year,” Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said. “Last year we had a bunch of wideouts and him as our feature back.…He has been as strong this year as he was last year, but he’s been part of our three-headed monster. We’ve had a more balanced attack this year.”

  • Titans want to hit Warriors with old 1-2

    This time around the Collins football team hopes to strike the first blow against Western.

    And maybe the second, and the third, too.

    In last year’s Class 4A Region 2 title game, the Warriors threw the first punch – running the opening kickoff back – and the second, and the third, on their way to a 21-0 lead on the Titans. Collins tried in vain to come back, but the Titans’ rally fell slightly short, 31-26.  

  • Some extra little legs for this year’s Turkey Trot

    If you're planning to pull out the pants with an elastic waistband to make sure you have room for seconds and third on Thanksgiving Day, you may want to make sure you get a little exercise in first.

    The Leadership Shelby Turkey Trot has long been a way to burn some energy leading up to the meal on Thursday, and this year even more people are committing to it.

    "We have about two hundred people that are pre-registered," said Pam Winninger, the Leadership Shelby fundraising chair. "That's the largest number we've ever had."

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Estates of Notting Hill on track with new plan

    The Triple S Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the final plat for the Estates of Notting Hill, phase 1, which has been in development for several years.

    The property straddles the border of Jefferson County on the north side of U.S. 60 and wraps behind some existing house and parcels.

    This development has a new owner, S&R Properties,whose representatives have said they would continue to build the development in phases.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Decline in construction causes projected $40K decline

    Shelby County has seen another huge dip this year in new-home construction, and that is posing a budgetary problem for the Triple S Planning Commission.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke told commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night that new-home construction in the county was down 44 percent from 2010 and that building permits in general were down nearly 40 percent.

  • Thanksgiving services offer time to give thanks and to help

    Most families will gather hands around the dinner table on Thursday and give thanks for all they have – friends, family, food, shelter and happiness.

    But what Lenny Marr said he would like to see is the entire community come together, hand-in-hand on Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the county's two Community Thanksgiving Services.

  • Are there really 400 open jobs in Shelby County?

    As the holidays approach, retail, shipping and other outlets will be looking for seasonal work, but in Shelbyville that could be a problem.

    Last week, U.S. Rep Brett Guthrie (R-Bowling Green) visited with several business leaders in Shelby County to discuss jobs. But instead of bemoaning the economy and the ability to offer jobs, Guthrie heard a much different story.

    Several of Shelby County's top employers want to hire and have jobs open, but the problem now is finding workers who want to go work.

  • SOUDER: A Thanksgiving proclamation: Giving thanks to God, by George

    Asked to write a composition titled "What I'm thankful for on Thanksgiving," 7-year-old Timmy wrote, "I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey!"

    Maybe this Thanksgiving you feel like that little boy – that the only thing you can think of for which to be thankful is that you’re not a turkey. Perhaps your life isn’t going like you had hoped it would. Maybe your marriage is crumbling, your children are disobedient, your job isn’t fulfilling, and your car won’t start.