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Today's News

  • Schools’ new tab for turf: $239,855

    The Shelby County School Board committed to getting the multipurpose field at Collins High School in use by pledging Thursday to spend $239,855 to repair the drainage around the field and add lime stabilization beneath it.

  • Shelby County School Board: More input sought before changes made to calendar

    The Shelby County Board of Education tabled the proposed school calendar change during Thursday’s meeting at the district’s office, asking for more input from staff, parents and students before deciding on a change.

    Heather Bogard, a senior at Shelby County High School, addressed the board, asking members not to approve the recommended change, which would have added one day to the calendar. The proposed change moved the last day of school to June 4, and graduation from June 2 to June 9.

  • THE GAME is only second to what it could have been

    This week, our so-called one percent is made up not of an economic group but of those Kentuckians who are not incorrigibly immersed in college basketball.

    Are you thinking of anything other than Saturday’s big game in New Orleans? Can you wait? Breath bated? Bets down? Pride bursting? Have family gatherings, civic events and, oh, nuptials and funerals fallen off your Super Doppler?

    To heck with Florida vs. the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This is UK vs. UofL in the NCAA semifinals.

  • What we think: Tornado sirens need regular tests

    We were concerned to hear that an F1 tornado touched down in Shelby County on Friday, but we were terrified to learn later that residents in some pockets of the county didn’t hear storm sirens and weren’t warned of a dangerous weather system that was approaching.

    Shelby County Emergency Management Agency Director Paul Whitman said the sirens were sounded when a surprising siege of funnel clouds were spotted by radar moving east from Jefferson County around 2:30 p.m.

    One of those clouds had descended near Jeffersontown and done significant damage.

  • What we think: Bill for turf issue may well be ours

    The turf malfunction that has rendered unusable the athletic field at sparkling new Collins High School sadly will cost this year’s senior class access to the facility.

    The senior football players and soccer players long ago lost their home edge and crowds, and now the track & field athletes have as well.

    Sadly, the great Caterina Karas, perhaps the most accomplished female athlete in Shelby County’s history, won’t be able to run a competitive lap on her home track.

  • Demographic expert shares trends based on fact, not politics

    “It’s like getting hit by water from a fire hose!”

    That was the image offered by renowned data analyst Ron Crouch as he began his presentation Saturday morning to a few dozen people at the Shelby County Courthouse.

    Crouch serves as director of research statistics for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, and his life is demographics and databases.

  • Titans muff chance for region revenge vs. Bearcats

    The rematch of last season’s 8th Region softball final was an even match, for a while.

    But then Walton-Verona scored six consecutive runs to beat host Collins, 6-1, Monday afternoon.

    “We played good until about the fourth or fifth inning, then we had some errors – that’s been our nemesis all year,” Collins Coach Jim Axline said.

  • Few hits are big hits, but good enough for Rockets

    Shelby County scratched out only two hits against visiting Garrard County this past Thursday afternoon, but the Rockets still managed to beat the Golden Lions, 6-2, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    “I thought we did a great job of situational hitting,” Shelby County Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger said. “With only two hits we did a great job of being aggressive on the bases, moving base runners, getting runners in when they were in scoring position and getting bunts down when the situation called for it.

  • Refocused Cervantes fans 14 Wildcats

    Last season Chris Cervantes didn’t live up to his own lofty goals.

    So far this season Cervantes, a senior right-hander at Collins High School, has exceeded his expectations, and then some, for the Titans’ baseball team. 

    Monday he struck out 14 and gave up only two hits and one unearned run to lead Collins to a 7-1 victory over visiting Whitefield Academy.

  • Titans pound Henry to run record to 3-0

    Collins’ baseball team continued its perfect start (3-0) by walloping Henry County (1-1), 12-4, in New Castle on Thursday.

    Nate Clifton, Logan Bailey and Brandon Roberts tallied two hits apiece and Bailey, Roberts and Jalen Spalding had two RBIs each for Collins, which pounded out 13 hits.