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Today's News

  • Murder suspect back in court Dec. 7

    The man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat earlier this year did not appear as scheduled Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, and is now scheduled to appear Dec. 7. Gary M. Bancroft, 33,  remains in jail on a $500,000 cash bond for allegedly killing Frances Renee Mobley, also 33, on Sept.

  • Barking up the right tree

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  • News Briefs: Nov. 12, 2010

    State’s revenues grew

    by 8.1 percent in October

    The state's General Fund tax receipts grew 8.1 percent in October compared to the same time last year. Total revenues for the month were $705.3 million. That compares to $652.4 million during October 2009.

    Receipts have now risen 5.3 percent for the first four months of the fiscal year.

  • GIRLS BASKETBALL PREVIEW: Eighth Region could be crazy this season

    Don’t be surprised if the Eighth Region earns the nickname “The Crazy Eight” this season.

    “I think on any given night, any of us can beat anybody,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said. Here’s a closer look:

  • The BIG H celebrates the big 2-0

    It was fitting that one of the first ones through the door Saturday was the person responsible for leading Heritage Elementary's 20th anniversary celebration.

    "I was in the first fifth-grade class that came over from Henry Clay," said Principal Steven Rucker, joking with the crowd in the gym. "Folks, I beat in [into the building] the bleachers that you're sitting on."

  • What we think: This intersection requires inspection

    The suggestions have been arriving for weeks now, and we think it’s time for action.

    The topic is the new intersection at U.S. 60 and KY 55 that was designed and constructed to accommodate its connection with Freedom’s Way, Shelbyville’s new bypass.

  • EARLIER: Titans face Western without Axline

    As if facing off against a Top 10 team wasn't hard enough, the Collins football team will do so without one of its biggest playmakers Friday night.

    Senior wide receiver/free safety Ben Axline has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the Titans' Class AAAA quarterfinal, Region 2 title game against visiting Western. Axline suffered the injury in Collins' second-round playoff win over Fairdale last week.

    "It's one of those unfortunate things that happen in sports," Titans Coach Jerry Lucas said.

  • Planning commission must approve new cell towers

    AT&T cell phone customers have been ecstatic over the past week or so with the addition of faster 3G cell phone and data service to the county, and they will likely continue to rave as the company begins to increase its presence.

    And as part of the process of installing the network, the Triple S Zoning Commission will hear public input on two new cell towers at Tuesday's meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center.

    The towers are being applied for by New Cingular Wireless, which lists the same Louisville address as AT&T.

  • Sports Digest: Nov. 10, 2010

    Cornerstone Christian opens home schedule Friday

    The Cornerstone Christian boys’ basketball team makes its home debut Friday evening.

    The Bulldogs host Majesty Christian, with the junior varsity game scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity to follow at around 6:30 p.m.

    Friday night’s special at the gym is one free popcorn per person. Tickets are $3 for adults, $1 for students with a $15 family limit. Children 4 & under and CCA staff and faculty are free.

    Slaughter scores 14

  • EARLIER: O-line big reason for Collins' season

    One of Jerry Lucas' biggest concerns entering his first season as the head coach of the Collins football team was up front.

    That's because he had absolutely zero starting, and barely any varsity, experience on the offensive line.

    Fast forward a few months and Lucas has no distress. In fact, he couldn't be happier.

    "They have just been phenomenal all season," he said recently.