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Today's News

  • Collins girls win home soccer finale

    The Collins girls’ soccer team closed out its home schedule with an 8-0 victory over Fern Creek on Monday night at Clear Creek Park. That was five days after visiting 15th-ranked North Oldham ended the Titans’ 2-match winning streak with a 5-0 victory Thursday night.

    Against the Tigers, senior Sarah Robinson's hat trick led the way for Collins.

  • Harover’s hard times end up at State – again

    If Shannon Harover has learned anything in the past few months there were two things:

    1.      No dancing during golf season.

    2.      She doesn’t like to watch golf when she knows she could be out there.

    Harover, a senior at Shelby County High School, will be out on the course for the Rockets this Friday and Saturday at the Bowling Green Country Club as they make their fourth consecutive appearance at the girls’ golf State Tournament.

  • Brooks' big game could be harbinger for second half

    Collins senior linebacker Michael Brooks has had some dominating defensive performances this season for the Titans’ football team.

    There was the 27-tackle performance and interception-return touchdown against Eastern.

    There was the 25-tackle game in the shutout of Spencer County.

    But Brooks, a sometimes running back, too, saved his best offensive game of the season for last Friday night’s contest against cross-town rival Shelby County.

  • Brooks’ offense, tough D dominate

    The Collins football team got an awesome offensive performance by Michael Brooks and an even more devastating defensive effort Friday night.

    Brooks, a senior running back/linebacker, scored four touchdowns and the Titans’ D had its best outing in the brief 19-game history of their program – holding host Shelby County to just 32 yards of total offense – in Collins’ 39-0 victory at Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The second meeting between the new cross-town rivals was all about first downs and fourth downs.

  • Shelby County's tax bill is flat -- again

    Those county real estate tax forms hitting mailboxes may look awful familiar.

    Most of the 2011 real estate tax rates look just like last year's rates, as many government agencies are tightening belts to get by with the same income or only moving to the compensating rate.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court is one of those agencies that are trimming its budget as opposed to raising taxes. Magistrates voted last month to keep the county tax rate at .11, or 11 cents per $100 of assessed real property.

  • Leadership Shelby class launches aid for Dorman

    On Saturday, the Dorman Center and Leadership Shelby are hoping to start an annual tradition at Daniel Field.

    The Leadership Shelby class of 2011 is sponsoring the first Dorman Center Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the community field on Washington Street, and this unique event will send all proceeds to Dorman Center.

  • Awakened by the call of the wild

    I was jostled from a questionable sleep about 3 a.m. Tuesday by the sort of cruel cacophony that makes you spring from your bed to see what was that clatter.

    I first sprinted to the kids’ room, thinking one had called out. I found those visions of sugarplums must have been dancing, because they didn’t even twitch when I opened their doors.

    But when I was returning to my bedroom, I heard the noise again, clear and loud, blaring through a third-story window opened for the cool autumn air.

  • What we think: Triple S acted according to plan

    There was no close vote or public hemming and hawing in the most recent big decision made by the Triple S Planning Commission: Commissioners voted unanimously to deny the City of Shelbyville’s request to rezone 73 acres on the corner of Harrington Mill Road and Freedom’s Way from agriculture to light industrial.

  • We congratulate: Readiness rates of our students

    We feel a little like a student in a statistics class because of the avalanche of data about the performance and progress of Shelby County’s Public School students that has covered our heads this past week.

    To be able to digest the reports from the state’s about-to-be-dead KCCT tests, the federal governments’ trying-to-be-dead No Child Left Behind and the new buzzword of development – college and career readiness – is overwhelming to just about anyone who doesn’t get paid to spend full days evaluating what the numbers say.

  • MY WORD: Brown may not have been convicted

    In The Sentinel-News(“Shouldn’t we all be outraged,” Sept. 28) the Tonya Brown case called into question whether the commonwealth is doing an adequate job protecting its citizens in pursuing justice on behalf of victims of crimes. This letter is to inform the citizens of the 53rd Judicial District what happened in the Tonya Brown case and why certain decisions were made.