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Today's News

  • Titans want to get off roller coast

    Collins girls’ basketball coach Phillip Conder has identified three keys for making his team’s second season a success.

    They are: 1. Make good decisions with the ball; 2. rebound, especially on the offensive end; and 3. make free throws, especially the second ones.

    “If we do those three things, what we’ve been telling them is, it leads to momentum,” Conder said. “Momentum can be huge for us this year. If we can get some big momentum swings, and score big points, I think we can play with just about anybody.”

  • Youth is still being served

    This season will continue to be about looking to the future for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team.

    The future, however, isn’t as far away as it was – or maybe even as far off as it seemed some times last season, when the Rockets went 3-22 with a youth-laden roster.

    “Our biggest goal, as always, is to keep improving with every practice and every game. Right now it’s all about the big picture,” second-year Shelby County Coach Mike Sowers said.

  • ‘That was a championship effort’

    The Collins football team rallied in the fourth quarter Friday night for both redemption and a regional title.

    The Titans trailed Western, 12-7, entering what could have been the final 12 minutes of their season in the Class 4A, Region 2 title game at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    But thanks to a prodigious play on special teams and some Elway-esque runs, as well as the game-winning touchdown pass, by sophomore quarterback Lawson Page, Collins came from behind to beat the Warriors, 13-12, in a rematch of the 2010 regional final.

  • Shelby schools consider elementary Spanish

    The Shelby County Board of Education has decided it wants to know more about foreign language in elementary schools.

    The board, during Thursday's meeting at Collins High School, heard a presentation from Director of Elementary Schools Cindy French and Southside Spanish teacher Julester Bennett on the pilot program, now in its third year at Southside.

    Students attend the Spanish class one a week as part of a rotation that includes music, art and physical education.

  • EARLIER: Shooting victim: 'A tender, caring person'

    Several friends and relatives of Trey Williams are still confused and questioning the events of Saturday afternoon when Williams was shot and killed by police officers in the home of his grandmother.

    Those who know Williams have described him in the same way: very sweet, loveable, hard worker, a great friend, always smiling.

    Williams, 18, graduated last year from Shelby County High School and was a member of the Rockets' basketball team, even advancing to the Sweet 16 with the team as a reserve in 2009-10 season.

  • Shelby County School Board: SCPS receives ‘perfect’ audit

    The Shelby County Board of Education received a perfect audit report during its meeting Thursday at Collins High School.

    Mike Jones of Mather & Co. CPAs in Louisville said it was the first time in his 15 years of doing audits that he finished one that had no material weaknesses, no significant deficiencies and no other comments.

    “This is extremely rare,” he said. “I think the district and all employees should be proud.”

    The only recommendation that Jones could give would be to double check.

  • ‘I thought I was dead’

    Steve Miller lay in a hospital bed for one of the many days he spent there, drifting in and out of consciousness, enduring debilitating pain and distress, surrounded by family, friends and coworkers who shared the question that reverberated around his mind and pulsed through his veins: Am I going to die?

    His boss, U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, was there to hold his hand. His wife, Donna, kept after the doctors and nurses as the pain and disorientation that followed what he thought would be a rather simple heart procedure slowly but assuredly overwhelmed him.

  • VAN STOCKUM: Peace and War, The Path to World War II Part 1: Despite harbingers, life did just go on

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    Van Stockum Collection, Filson Historical Society, Louisville

     

    USS Panay sinking after Japanese attack on Dec. 12, 1937

     

    Van Stockum Collection, Filson Historical Society, Louisville

  • What we think: Let’s pause before reacting to shooting

    The agonizing pain of a tragic situation is eating at Shelbyville today, sending a corrosiveness coursing through the bloodstream that connects a tight-knit community and a strong family.

    The death on Saturday of Trey F. Williams, 18, during an altercation with two Shelbyville Police officers that went horribly wrong has created a open wound of pain that threatens to seep beyond the aggrieved in this horrible situation and into all our relationships.

  • What we think: Spanish program is an imperative

    The continued consideration by the Shelby County School Board of expanding to all elementary- and middle-school students a pilot program for learning Spanish appears to us to be a waste of time.

    Because there should be no pause in implementing this expansion.

    Shelby County’s increasing diversity, the role of Spanish in the world’s culture and the opportunity for students to be immersed in its intricacies at an early age make this a simple decision.