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Today's News

  • MY WORD: Let's get our government's attention

    Could someone please explain to me what is going on in this country? America has got it backwards. It is not the people who offer only their opinion and sit behind a desk and make decisions that make this country great. It is the people who have produced everything you see and use that make this country great.

  • MY WORD: New academic policies at confict

    The graduating class of Collins High School learned this week that all graduates will be seated in alphabetical order, breaking the longstanding Shelby County tradition of honoring the top-ranked graduates by seating them on the front rows at graduation. I am writing to lament the way our schools have watered down the recognition of students who excel in academics.

  • News Briefs: March 30, 2011

    Coleman to be honored
    for diversity efforts

    Former Shelby County resident Rev. Louis Coleman, a civil rights activist who also was director of the Justice Resource Center, will be honored in May with the Arthur M. Walters Champion of Diversity Award by the Louisville Urban League.

  • Engagement: LeCompte-Tillett

    Molly and Madison LeCompte announce the engagement of their sister, Tosha Denise LeCompte, to Thomas Leonard "Trae" Tillett III. They both are from Bagdad.

    She is the daughter of Chuck and Tara LeCompte of Frankfort and the granddaughter of Charles and Helen LeCompte of Frankfort, Rita Bright of Eminence, Jim and Mary Bell of Owensboro and the late Shirley Miller. She is a 2005 graduate of Western Hills High School, a student of BCTC and is employed by Vision First in Frankfort.

  • Engagement: Houchens-Patterson

    Zona Houchens of Louisville and Clarence Patterson of Finchville announce their engagement.

    They are both members of Faith Separate Baptist Church in Louisville. She is the mother of Mitchell Houchens of Louisville.

    Patterson, a native of London, retired from the Ford plant in 1992. He is the father of Sharon Warner of Louisville, Clayton Patterson of Ghent Connie Kendall of Cropper, Mary Jane "M.J." Patterson of Finchville, Clifford Patterson of Carrollton, Arlene Self of Shelbyville, Phillip Patterson of Bowling Green and the late Georgia Patterson.

  • Putting on the dog - and cat

    The Shelby County Humane Society's Runway & Rescue fundraiser Saturday night at the Henry Clay Building in downtown Louisville drew a packed house of animal and fashion lovers for a successful evening.  The amount raised has been announced.

  • Court report: March 30, 2011

  • Brown earns some green with Hooters tour victory

    It was only fitting that Mother Nature helped end Brandon Brown's drought.

    The Shelbyville native hadn't won on the NGA/Hooters Pro Golf Tour since April of 2007 – his rookie year – but he ended that dry spell Sunday thanks to an assist from the Lady Upstairs.

    Brown had a 2-stroke lead (at 6 under par) after the second round of the Charter Childhood Cancer Awareness Classic at Chattahoochee Golf Club in Gainesville, Ga., before the final two days of the tourney were washed out by rain.

  • Titans open by sweeping 1st 3

    The temperatures were near-freezing, but the Collins baseball team put plenty of heat on Henry County last Thursday night.

    The Titans tallied 10 hits on their way to an 11-1, 6-inning victory over the visiting Wildcats in Collins' first-ever game.

    “It was good to get that first win under our belt," Titans Coach Roy Bailey said. “We did a good job of hitting the ball and getting people on base. It was a team effort as far as hitting the ball."

  • Pitching, defense keys as Rockets take 2 of 3

    The Shelby County baseball team rediscovered its hitting stroke Monday.

    The Rockets, who had struggled to put bat to ball this past weekend, bounced back at Louisville Waggener.

    Shelby County, who tallied 10 totals hit in a 5-1 Friday loss to Fairdale and a 6-4 Saturday victory over Covington Holmes, pounded out nine hits in a 6-3 victory over the host Wildcats.

    "By far our best victory of the year," Shelby County Coach Bart "Rudy" Roettger said.