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Today's News

  • Titans rebound with Rebel-rousing

    The Collins boys’ basketball team bounced back from back-to-back losses by beating host Casey County, 64-46, Tuesday night.

    The Titans (10-7) rebounded from setbacks to Anderson County and at Madisonville-North Hopkins by routing the Rebels (1-17 after the loss)for their sixth victory in their last eight games.

    Junior forward Dez Marshall scored a game-high 20 points to lead four Titans in double figures. Senior center Brian Stone and sophomore point guard Ralphie Stone tallied 13 points apiece, while junior shooting guard Buddy Johnson scored 11.

  • Titans dominate 3-way meet; Scott County wins girls’ half

    The Collins boys’ swim team made a big splash Wednesday night.

    The Titans were victorious in six of 11 events on their way to winning a tri-meet in the Family Activity Center at Clear Creek Park.

    Meanwhile on the girls’ side, the Collins squad used its depth to finish second in a 4-way meet.

    Shelby County finished second in the boys’ competition and third in the girls’ meet.

  • Rockets take free (throw) but not easy way to victory

    The Shelby County girls’ basketball team used big second and third quarters Tuesday night to post its fourth victory in its past five games.

    The Rockets outscored host Collegiate, 31-16, in the middle two periods on their way to a 58-44 victory in Louisville.

    Shelby County (8-5), coming off a 52-24 victory over Kentucky Country Day, fell behind the Amazons (7-5 after the loss) early.

  • Flyers soar past Rockets’ early run

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team played one of its better halves of the season Tuesday night.

    Unfortunately for the Rockets, Franklin County played like one of the better teams in the 11th Region in the second half to beat Shelby County, 78-54, at Mike Casey Gymnasium. 

  • Shelbyville City Council: Window closing on zone change review

    The Shelbyville City Council's push to have 70-plus acres of farmland rezoned to light industrial appears to be coming to an end – at least for now.

    The city has until Monday to review a recommendation by the Triple S Planning Commission on Oct. 18 that the property, at the corner of the Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way, remain zoned agricultural, or that recommendation goes into effect.

    As of Thursday evening, Mayor Tom Hardesty said no meetings are planned, and city government is closed on Monday in recognition of Martin Luther King Day.

  • $1 million winner remains anonymous

    It may not have been Mega Millions, but someone n the Simpsonville area has picked up a million dollars from the Kentucky Lottery.

    An unidentified person picked the five numbers of the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, and even though that person missed the Megaball, the $1 Megaplier pushed the $250,000 prize to $1 million.

    The winning numbers were 4-10-16-38-48 and the Megaball was 34. The Mega Millions game has drawings on Tuesday and Friday.

  • 2 Collins students arrested in Facebook-hacking incident

    An incident involving three Collins High School students and Facebook left school and county officials worried about possible problems during the school day on Wednesday.

    Two students had learned another students' login and password for a Facebook account and posted a racial slur as her status update.

    After several threatening comments were posted on the site, school officials and the Shelby County Sheriff's office were alerted to the situation and that the girl did not post the comment.

  • Young’s new event highlights MLK Day

    The Whitney M. Young Job Crops Center is hoping to start an annual event with its first Martin Luther King Jr. Educational and Basketball Tournament this weekend.

    "This is the first time, but, if it turns out well, we're hoping it can be an annual event," said Felicia Lee, the business and community liaison for the center.

    The participants are from three other Job Corps centers, Pittsburgh, New Haven, Conn., and Cassadega, N.Y.

    But the event is much more than a 4-team basketball tournament.

  • Don’t chance your blow

    You have a snow shovel. We all do.

    And it's time to break them out. A winter weather advisory is here, our first of the season, so it's time to dig through the garage, wipe off those cobwebs and get ready for that back-breaking fun.

    If you happen be one of the few without a shovel, you can find them stacked in all the hardware stores, right next to the deicer and the salt.

  • Shelby woman up for top equestrian

    Jannie Giles’ career in the horse industry has featured success with a variety of breeds and disciplines, and that diversity has helped earn her a nomination as “Equestrian of the Year” for 2011 by the United States Equestrian Federation.

    Giles, who operates Black Horse Manor in Pleasureville, is one of eight nominees for the USEF honor, which will be announced Saturday during the annual Pegasus Awards event at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati.