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Today's News

  • Elzy's long shot, defense help Titans pull away

    A big shot and a big defensive effort in the second half carried the Collins boys’ basketball team Thursday.

    Tavis Elzy’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer that ended the first half combined with the Titans’ passion to play D lifted them to a 73-56 victory over archrival Shelby County in the third-place game of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational at Collins.

    Elzy’s 3-pointer – from about 25-feet out – gave Collins a 6-point lead at halftime, 41-35, after the Rockets had just trimmed the Titans’ advantage to three.

  • Upcoming schedule

    APRIL 15

    5 p.m.: High school tennis, Collins at Carroll County.

    6 p.m.: High school softball, SCHS at South Oldham.

    6 p.m.: High school baseball, Collins vs. Rockcastle County at West Jessamine Tournament.

    APRIL 16

    TBA: High school track & field, Collins in Christian Academy Invitational.

    TBA: High school track & field, Collins in Male Invitational.

    3 p.m.: High school baseball, Collins vs. South Laurel at West Jessamine Tournament.

  • Titans' turnovers lead to blowout

    All Collins girls’ basketball Coach Phillip Conder could do was shake his head both during and after his team’s loss Wednesday.

    “I’m at a loss [for words],” Conder said after his team lost to Bishop Brossart, 53-37, in the consolation semifinals of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational at Shelby County. 

    The Titans turned over the ball 29 times, most coming in the first half, when they dug themselves a 31-14 hole.

  • Second half dooms Titans

    Frigid shooting and a torrent of turnovers were too much for the Collins girls’ basketball team to overcome Tuesday night.

    The host Titans were outscored, 28-16, in the second half in their 45-33 loss to Danville in the first round of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.

    “We didn’t play hard coming out in the second half,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team was tied with the Admirals 17-all at intermission. “We’ve got to want to go win the game and tonight I don’t think we wanted to go win the game.

  • Big Titans' lead holds off Gators' surge

    The Collins boys’ basketball team rode a solid first half to beat one of Coach Curtis Turley’s former teams Tuesday night.

    The host Titans built a 33-17 halftime lead on Greenwood before holding off the hard-charging Gators for a 61-55 victory in the first round of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational.

    Collins (8-3) led, 12 -6, after the first period before outscoring Greenwood (2-8) in the second quarter, 21-11.

  • Titans go to the Wells and win

    Aaliyah Wells came out more aggressive, and the Collins girls’ basketball team came out with a victory.
    The sophomore forward scored 31 points to lead the Titans to a 64-19 victory over Shelby County on Thursday afternoon at Mike Casey Gymnasium in the seventh-place game of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.

  • Sentinel-News launches new Web site

    When you visit www.SentinelNews.com today, you’ll see a whole new Web site.
    The Sentinel-News has launched an update that adds more content, features and interactive opportunities.
    The site remains under construction, so you may have to avoid some debris and dust as you check it out.

  • Shelby’s retail businesses saw better times in 2010

    Two words describe the trends that took over for Shelby County's retail businesses in 2010 – expanding and local.

    Those two words also help describe the national outlook as the country continues to climb out of a deep recession.

    Sales continued to grow during the final six months of the year, and experts say that consumers are finally contributing to growth. Shoppers are feeling more secure in their jobs, and the decline of high unemployment rates will be the next to follow.

  • Prominent deaths in 2010

    When EMS pioneer Tommy Sampson passed away on Christmas Day, his death was just the latest in what has been a particularly harsh year for Shelby Countians.
    A former state leader and prominent lawyer, a beloved former basketball coach, a couple of Shelbyville’s longest serving business owners, an angel who helped women and children and a man who delivered the mail and kept the city’s history.
    These are just a few of the many prominent citizens who died in 2010.

  • Operation Care moves to Main Street

    Operation Care, the nonprofit agency that helps the needy, has a new home.


    After years of searching, the agency has purchased and is in the process of moving into the former Coach House facility on Main Street in Shelbyville.


    Lisa Napper, manager of Operation Care, says she expects the new facility to be open as soon as next week.
    “We moved our clothing here first,” she said. “We hope to be up and running in the next week or two.”