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Today's News

  • Chargers top Titans

    Host Bullitt East outscored Collins 7-4 in the fourth quarter for a 30-28 victory Monday night.

    The two teams were tied at 8-all at the end of the first quarter and 16-all at halftime before the Titans (9-8) outscored the Chargers 8-7 in the third period to take a 24-23 lead.

    However they couldn’t hang on against Bullitt East (14-5), arguably the second-best team in the 6th Region. 

  • Titans’ ‘best start’ overpowers Rockets

    There are good starts, there are great starts, and then there is the kind of start that the Collins girls’ basketball team had Friday night.

    The Titans scored the first 30 points of the game, while holding host Shelby County without a field goal for the first half, on their way to a 55-10 victory at Mike Casey Gymnasium in the third meeting between the two teams this season.

  • Titans use their reserves to run past Rockets

    Some people call them reserves.

    Curtis Turley calls them reinforcements.

    In practice they call them the “black” team.

    Friday night they were one of the big reasons for Collins’ 76-57 victory over archrival Shelby County at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Three members of the Titans’ second unit, plus two starters, keyed a big second quarter and eventually their team’s third victory of the season over the Rockets.

  • Better eating for students

    With the signing by President Barack Obama of the new school nutrition standards last month, school districts across the nation are expressing concerns about extra costs and changes to menus.

    But in Shelby County school officials say they have tried to stay well ahead of the curve, maybe even enough to make Michelle Obama proud.

  • School test scores show improvement

    The Shelby County Board of Education jumped into the first meeting of the new year with a very aggressive agenda.

    After nominating Sam Hinkle as the new board chair and Doug Butler as the vice chair, the board heard four staff reports, got its first look at the next budget and honored several district employees.

    Leading the way on the staff reports were big improvements in On Demand Writing test scores and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAO or improvement with Limited English Proficiency, LEP, students).

  • Shelbyville to hear water rate increase

    When the Shelbyville City Council meets Thursday, it face a short agenda but one item with some punch.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle will ask the council for a rate increase of 3.85 percent.

    This will be the first reading of the rate increase, and if it passes both readings, it would go into affect on April 1.

    "It's the first time in two years we've asked for a rate increase," Doyle said. The last time, the increase was 3.5 percent.

  • MY WORD: Immigrants are people, no matter their status

  • What we think: Intersection patch will help traffic

    So often we address issues involving our roads and raise questions that don’t bring us immediate or sufficient answers, much less remedies to the problems at hand.
    But today we have to give credit for the most recent decision from the state highway department, though some of you believe this solution seemed to be moving in the slow lane. At least it did arrive at the right destination in a relatively timely manner.

  • We congratulate: Forward thinking of commuter rail

    Many will consider the proposal by the new executive director of the Capital Development Corporation in Frankfort, Ralph Tharp, to build a commuter rail system between Louisville and Lexington to be a folly, but we like the concept quite a lot.
    Anything we can do to encourage fewer people to drive our roads and burn less fossil fuel is a plus for our environment and public safety.
    This idea – however you feel about it – certainly serves those missions.

  • Shelby EMA rates high on review

    The Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has scored among the state’s best for its 2010 evaluation.

    Shelby EMA scored 94 out of a possible 96 and was the best in the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management’s Region 5, which encompasses Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Henry, Marion, Mercer, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble and Washington counties.