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Today's News

  • Brown, Anderson make Titans see blue

    TAYLORSVILLE – Last season Collins girls basketball coach Phillip Conder employed the Hack-a-Sydney defense against Anderson County center Sydney Brown.

    Friday night that scheme didn’t work. In fact, little did.

    Brown scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Bearcats to a 57-48 victory over the Titans in the 30th District final at Spencer County. Both teams advanced to the 8th Region Tournament at Gallatin County.

    Brown hit seven field goals, all in the paint, and 7 of 11 free throws.

  • Titans’ dry 3rd quarter, free throws power Bears

    TAYLORSVILLE – Collins’ boys' basketball team was in search of its first district title Saturday night – something that the players would have been remembered for generations to come.

    But it was Spencer County that celebrated its first district championship in a generation, beating Collins, 55-49, in the 30th District final, in front of a standing-room-only crowd, to claim the Bears’ first district crown since 1984.

  • Collins takes on host Henry County

    The second season begins tonight for Collins’ boys basketball team.

    The Titans, who finished runners-up in the 30th District Tournament last week, take on host Henry County at 6:30 p.m. this evening in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament at New Castle.

    “We’re glad to be in the regional tournament with a chance to keep playing,” Collins Coach Curtis Turley said.

    The Titans (18-11) didn’t play the Wildcats (16-14) during the regular season, but they do share some common opponents.

  • Shelbyville may tweak sidewalk law

    The Shelbyville City Council might make some changes to its much-maligned sidewalk ordinance.
    The council will hear at its meeting Thursday the first reading of an amendment to the ordinance that could change the process and allow residents a chance to challenge the city’s decision on who is responsible for repairing their sidewalks.

  • Students improving, MAP shows

    Halfway through the school year, most students in Shelby County are performing at grade level in reading and math.

    That’s what school officials reported to the Shelby County Board of Education at Thursday’s meeting, based on the winter segment of the Measured Academic Progress tests students take three times each year.

  • Construction team at SCHS builds a winning concept

    When they begin the downstairs renovation at Shelby County High School, they may want to look in-house for a few ideas.

    The Rocket Construction team – comprised of B.J. Tingle, John Tingle, Dustin Casey, David Lee and Brandon Seaman – put together a plan and presentation for building a National Association of Home Builders Green Building Standards, silver-level home and earned third place in the Residential Construction Management Competition hosted by the NAHB.

  • This Odyssey can be odd, you see

    OK, you have one minute to think about this problem, and you can't talk to anyone else about it: Make a rhyme using a name or species of an animal. For example, "I think mice are nice." Or "there's a cat in the hat."

    The more creative the response, the more points awarded.

    You have two minutes to respond.

    Not so easy is it?

    This is just one practice Spontaneous Response question that Odyssey of the Mind participants may use leading up to their competition.

  • Farmer’s menu at luncheon: basketball, politics

    Builders and realtors who had lunch at Claudia Sanders on Tuesday were treated to more than just chicken.

    They listened to a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor – and outgoing agriculture commissioner – Richie Farmer talk about three topics near to the hearts of Kentuckians: basketball, farming and politics.

    Farmer talked a lot about the first subject, a little about the second, and only briefly touched upon the last in his address a meeting of  the Home Builders Association of Louisville’s Shelby County council.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Jerry R. Ford of 612 10th St. in Shelbyville was indicted on five counts of second-degree burglary.
    Ryan C. Curtsinger, of 637 Bayne Avenue in Shelbyville was indicted for theft of a legend drug, first offense.
    Ricky D. Thompson of 5542 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville was indicted for second-degree assault and fourth-degree assault.
    James C. Warner of 375 Railroad Lane in Clay was indicted for flagrant non-support.
    James C. Wills of 615 10th St. No. 1 in Shelbyville was indicted for fourth-degree assault, two times or more within five years, and violation of a protective order.

  • KSP seeking man for identity theft

    The Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post 12 is seeking assistance in locating Antionne W. Whitlock, who is wanted in Franklin County on seven counts of theft of identity and seven counts of theft.
    “The suspect [Whitlock] used his former roommate’s personal information to transfer a large amount of money from the victim’s checking account to his account,” KSP Trooper Ron Turley said.
    Whitlock, 29, is described as a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.