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Today's News

  • Collins boys win cross-country event

    The Collins boys’ cross-country team won the E.G. Plummer Invitational on Saturday in Danville.

    The Titans placed four runners in the top 21, led by junior Devon Fielding, who finished eighth in 17 minutes, 59.7 seconds.

    Tates Creek junior Adrian Lyttle won the race in 17:16.2.

  • Collins takes 2nd place, SCHS’ Mills third overall

    It was a successful Saturday for the Collins boys’ golf team and for Shelby County senior Reed Mills.

    The Titans took second-place, and Mills finished third overall at the Central Kentucky Conference Tournament at Woodford Hills Golf & Country Club in Versailles.

    Collins carded a collective 307, 15 shots behind victorious Scott County but ahead of Western Hills and Anderson County, two teams who had beaten the Titans during the regular season.

  • Jackson’s actions too much for Rockets

    All last week Shelby County Coach Todd Shipley talked to his team about the importance of stopping Jeffersontown quarterback Demichael Jackson.

    After Friday night’s game, Jackson’s name was once again on the tip of Shipley’s tongue after he rushed for 247 yards and four touchdowns, and returned a kickoff for 93 yards and another score, in the Chargers’ 41-7 victory over the Rockets in their home-opener at Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Halftime lead goes poof against Eagles’ Evans

    The Collins football team finished the first half of Saturday night’s game against Eastern with all the momentum of an 18-wheeler heading downhill.

    The Titans scored three touchdowns in the final 2 minutes and 19 seconds to lead the Eagles 28-14 at intermission.

    But then?

    "The wheels fell off," Collins Coach Jerry Lucas said.

    Visiting Eastern, No. 9 in The Associated Press Class 6A poll, scored 35 consecutive points in the second half for a 49-28 victory over Collins at Shelby County's Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Shelby County School Board: Southside staff pleased with new school's plan

    The Shelby County Board of Education got its second look at the proposed new Southside building during Thursday's meeting at Painted Stone Elementary.

    Architects from K. Norman Berry added a little more detail to the brief overview the board received last month, and staff members from Southside said the school is shaping up exactly like they want it.

  • About those troubled bridges over our waters

    You may recall a few weeks ago when I hand-wringingly admitted a periodic paranoia about bridges, especially those that are high and narrow or creakily cross creeks.

    So you may understand that I see terrible irony – and not simply coincidence, language fans – in the fact that we now face two similar and simultaneous problems with bridges.

    There is, of course, the historic and embraceable (work with me) Who Da Thot It Bridge here in Shelbyville and now the Sherman Minton Bridge just up I-64 at the Ohio River.

  • What we think: Fiscal court’s code of silence is wrong

    We were appalled to observe last week that Shelby County Fiscal Court would not accept comments from those in attendance who wanted to address an important zoning matter it is considering for final approval.

    At issue is the controversial reclassification of approximately 10 acres on Kentucky Street to heavy industrial to allow Midwest Metals to build a recycling plant that would be adjacent to Red Orchard Park and residential neighborhoods.

  • We congratulate: Shelby County’s first responders

    There has been an abundance of appropriate attention focused this past week on the first responders who faced peril and sometimes gave their lives during the tragic attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    At ceremonies in New York, Washington and in a field in Pennsylvania the heroes of that awful day of attacks on America have earned the often prayerful and always prideful praise of society for all they contributed, for the lives they saved and for the ultimate sacrifice that so many made.

  • Shelby County's 9-11 ceremony: ‘We won’t forget’

    Memories of the horror, shock and fear of 10 years ago mingled with feelings of pride and love of country as bittersweet tears of healing shone in many eyes Sunday at Shelby Christian Church.

    The church was the site of a memorial service in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    More than 200 people showed up for the event, which included guest speakers, patriotic music and a helicopter flyer-over by Air Methods Ky. 5.

  • Open Door of Hope's fundraiser-in-a-box is Friday

    The Open Door of Hope’s fundraiser set for Friday is different in that it’s sort of like a big pajama part.

    Only the beds won’t be as comfortable.

    Everyone who attends will sleep in a cardboard box in the parking lot of the Shelby County Public Library for the evening.

    Sound like fun?

    Lots of people think so, said Lee Bean, founder and operator of the men’s shelter, which is located at 211 8th St..