Today's News

  • Christmas with the Monarchs

    Corpus Christi Academy will host its fifth annual Spirit of Christmas Dance, featuring the Monarchs, on Saturday at the Shelbyville Country Club lodge. Doors will open at 8:15 p.m., and dancing will be 9 p.m. to midnight. A full cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be available. Tickets are $50 per couple or $30 for singles. Seating is limited. Call 722-8090 for reservations. The Monarchs keep the crowd of 146 entertained and on the dance floor during the Spirit of Christmas Dance at the Shelbyville Country Club in 2009.

  • Titans’ sterling comeback produces tarnished defeat

    GOSHEN – First-year Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither was unhappy with his team’s 48-45 loss at North Oldham on Saturday night, but he wasn’t upset by it.

    “I thought tonight was our best game,” Gaither said afterward. “Our guys battled. We were down, [but] we came back on the defensive end and turned them over. Tonight was the hardest our kids have fought all year.” 

  • Collins, SCHS swimmers do well in holiday meet

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ swim teams both took third-place and the Shelby County boys’ and girls’ squads finished fourth in the Holiday Classic Relays this past Saturday in the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

    North Oldham won both 6-team competitions, tallying 328 points on the girls’ side and 324 on the boys’ side.

    In the girls’ competition the Titans edged the Rockets by two points (238 to 236), and among the boys Collins outscored Shelby, 230-218.

  • Titans go to Wells over & over & over again

    The Collins girls’ basketball team got a big offensive game from Aaliyah Wells and another dominating defensive effort Monday night.

    Wells scored 28 points, and the Titans tallied 15 steals – nine by Leeara Cardwell – and forced 19 turnovers on their way to a 47-27 victory over visiting Spencer County.

    Wells, a junior forward, hit 12 of 18 shots from the field and 4 for 6 from the free-throw line. She also snared seven rebounds and had three steals as Collins (3-0) improved to 2-0 in the 30th District.

  • Titans’ big start is the beginning of the end for Rockets

    Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder couldn’t have asked for a better start for his team Friday night.

    And although he would’ve liked a better finish, he wasn’t complaining after his Titans topped host Shelby County, 51-18, in Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    Buoyed by its full-court press Collins scored the first eight points – and 16 of the first 18 – on its way to a 20-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, a 28-point halftime advantage and a 33-point victory.

  • Rockets surprise early but Titans pull away late

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team gave Collins all it wanted - and then some - for the first 25 minutes of their match-up Friday night.

    The Titans, though, dominated the final 23 minutes, taking advantage of their height inside, as they beat the Rockets, 82-65, at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    After Shelby County took a 7-point lead – its largest of the game – early in the second half, Collins outscored the Rockets, 28-2, during the next 7½ minutes.

  • Mail delivery to slow down

    The United States Postal Service appears to be ready to take hold of the snail mail moniker.

    The USPS officially filled documents this week to request an opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on changing first-class mail requirements. However, the commission's opinion is non-binding.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Raises for firefighters, police get 1st approvals

    The Shelbyville City Council quickly wrapped up a short agenda during its regular meeting Thursday at city hall, approving unanimously the first reading of ordinances that will raise the pays scales by 1.5 percent for city police and firefighters.

    Earlier this year the city approved a cost-of-living increase for all other city employees.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty also informed the council that the city was close to finding a new city attorney.

    Frank Chuppe, who has been the city attorney for 15 years, is retiring at the end of the year.

  • How about a little faith for the holidays?

    For years, when asked what I wanted for a Christmas gift, I offered the same canned but heartfelt item:
    Peace on earth and good will toward men.

    Could there be a better present than wanting the world to reach its serene and sincere summit? I mean, what could compare? A new Countess Mara (look it up) or a sleeve of Titleists or one of those hot cars so many folks in commercials seem to receive?

    No, I thought nothing under the tree could be greater – until now.

  • What we think: Review or repeal shock probation

    Why is shock probation part of the judicial landscape in Kentucky?

    There are only seven states that have such a program, which allow judges to release from prison convicted criminals – many of them felons – simply because they have faced the “shock” of life in a cell.

    Why does Kentucky’s having shock probation seem to be such a disservice to law enforcement, prosecutors and the judicial process in general?