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Today's News

  • Collins dance team takes 3rd

    The Collins Dance Team placed third in pom and hip hop at the KDCO State competition Feb. 25 at the Frankfort Convention Center. There were 15 teams competing. The team is pictured with the awards they won during this season. Members are (standing from left) Sydney Catlett, Katie Usher and Patrice Peterman; (seated in middle) Jill Stella and Lauren Wood; (front) Andi Gaither, Morgan Isenberg, Taylor Scroggin and Sydney Rogers. Not pictured are head coach Hilary Crucet and assistant coach Michelle Isenberg.

  • On campus: March 9, 2012

    Smith on UK dean’s list
    Tanner Jacob Smith has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the Fall 2011 semester. To be selected for this honor, a student must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. He was also awarded the presidential scholarship for four years. His major is architecture. Smith graduated from Collins High School in 2011 and is the son of Bryan and Mary Hayes Smith of Simpsonville. His grandparents are Jake and Carol Lou Smith, Ann C. Hayes and Mickey Hayes.

  • Karas explains why X marks the spot for her

    Tuesday afternoon was a celebration of Caterina Karas’ college signing and of Collins High School’s senior running star herself.

    Karas, a three-time state champion and a two-time national champion in cross country and track, signed in a ceremony in the high school’s library to continue her running career at Xavier University.

  • Darkness wins the day

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both saw their season-opening matches at Oldham County on Wednesday called because of darkness.

    The girls’ match was tied at 1-1, and the Colonels led the Titans, 2-0, when boys' play was stopped.

    On the girls’ side, Collins sophomore Paige Kregor defeated Oldham’s Nicole Muller, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, Oldham’s Bailey Hill defeated seventh-grader Blair Nethery, 6-3, 6-1.

  • Cornerstone’s state final loss not all sad

     

    The Cornerstone Christian boys’ basketball team had a fine finish to its much-improved season.

    The Bulldogs won their first two games of the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association’s Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament last Saturday before falling in the championship game, 53-38, to Community Christian on Monday night at Georgetown College.

    “Overall I’m very proud of the guys’ effort this season. They exceeded my expectations,” second-year coach Jason Bradshaw said.

  • Conor Doyle to fulfill his dad’s prophecy

    Something Conor Doyle’s father had told him for a long time certainly rang true Monday afternoon.

    That’s when Doyle, a Collins senior, signed in the high school’s library to play golf at Cincinnati Christian University. 

    “My dad [Todd] has been telling me all my life I was going to be a preacher and a golfer,” Doyle said, “and Cincinnati Christian University makes that possible. I always thought he was crazy, but now it’s possible.”

  • Squire Boone statue supporters push on

    The group trying to raise funds to build a Squire Boone statue for Shelbyville has taken another big step forward.

    The Squire Boone Society met with Sam Compton, the president of the Boone Society, and his wife, Carolyn, on Wednesday to discuss any help the society could provide in raising the $100,000 required to build a statue of Boone, Shelbyville’s founding father.

  • JHS chief says no change in care

    The merger of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary Healthcare with Catholic Health Initiatives has many in Shelby County still scratching their heads about what it means for their medical care.

    In fact, the potential for changes in the medical care to which they had become accustomed have left many across the commonwealth confused.

    There has been much talk of the Catholic Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs), but what those rules mean remains a mystery to many outside the religion and the medical field.

  • Experienced Titans’ plan: State their case for State

    The first Collins softball team advanced to the 8th Region championship game.

    The Titans’ second squad hopes to takes things one step farther.

    “The girls have set a goal that they want to go to State,” said Collins Coach Jim Axline, whose team’s season-opener scheduled for Thursday at North Oldham was postponed by rain and will now be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against South Oldham. “It’s good to have those type of goals, and we’ll run with it from there.…I expect us to battle right in there with last year.”

  • Balmy winter doesn’t warm farmers’ hearts

    It appears there is no normal season for farmers anymore.

    After suffering through an extremely wet and cold winter last year, which pushed the planting season back because fields were too muddy, this year farmers are facing a new problem: warm, spring-like temperatures in January and February.

    At least Jim Ellis, who has spent his entire life on the farm, said that was something new.