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Today's News

  • News briefs: March 9, 2012

    Montell’s bill to create

    alert moves to House floor

    House Bill 125, sponsored by state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), was passed out of the House Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee on Thursday morning.

    Known as the “Chase McMurray Act,” the bill creates an alert system similar to the Amber Alert system for missing persons with a developmental disability or traumatic brain injury.

  • Church news: March 9, 2012

    Allen Chapel
    The church is located on 55 South in Finchville.

    Annunciation
    The annual Lenten Fish Fry will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. today. There will be Stations of the Cross in the Chapel at 7 p.m. today. Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? You are invited to come to RCIA on Wednesday nights. Contact Diana at 647-3499 for more information. Homebound or hospitalized? If you know of someone who wants to see a priest or needs communion, call the parish office at 633-1547.

  • Collins dance team takes 3rd

    The Collins Dance Team placed third in pom and hip hop at the KDCO State competition Feb. 25 at the Frankfort Convention Center. There were 15 teams competing. The team is pictured with the awards they won during this season. Members are (standing from left) Sydney Catlett, Katie Usher and Patrice Peterman; (seated in middle) Jill Stella and Lauren Wood; (front) Andi Gaither, Morgan Isenberg, Taylor Scroggin and Sydney Rogers. Not pictured are head coach Hilary Crucet and assistant coach Michelle Isenberg.

  • On campus: March 9, 2012

    Smith on UK dean’s list
    Tanner Jacob Smith has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Kentucky for the Fall 2011 semester. To be selected for this honor, a student must compile an academic standing of 3.8 or better out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. He was also awarded the presidential scholarship for four years. His major is architecture. Smith graduated from Collins High School in 2011 and is the son of Bryan and Mary Hayes Smith of Simpsonville. His grandparents are Jake and Carol Lou Smith, Ann C. Hayes and Mickey Hayes.

  • Karas explains why X marks the spot for her

    Tuesday afternoon was a celebration of Caterina Karas’ college signing and of Collins High School’s senior running star herself.

    Karas, a three-time state champion and a two-time national champion in cross country and track, signed in a ceremony in the high school’s library to continue her running career at Xavier University.

  • Darkness wins the day

    The Collins boys’ and girls’ tennis teams both saw their season-opening matches at Oldham County on Wednesday called because of darkness.

    The girls’ match was tied at 1-1, and the Colonels led the Titans, 2-0, when boys' play was stopped.

    On the girls’ side, Collins sophomore Paige Kregor defeated Oldham’s Nicole Muller, 6-2, 6-0, at No. 1 singles. At No. 2 singles, Oldham’s Bailey Hill defeated seventh-grader Blair Nethery, 6-3, 6-1.

  • Cornerstone’s state final loss not all sad

     

    The Cornerstone Christian boys’ basketball team had a fine finish to its much-improved season.

    The Bulldogs won their first two games of the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association’s Boys Varsity Basketball Tournament last Saturday before falling in the championship game, 53-38, to Community Christian on Monday night at Georgetown College.

    “Overall I’m very proud of the guys’ effort this season. They exceeded my expectations,” second-year coach Jason Bradshaw said.

  • Conor Doyle to fulfill his dad’s prophecy

    Something Conor Doyle’s father had told him for a long time certainly rang true Monday afternoon.

    That’s when Doyle, a Collins senior, signed in the high school’s library to play golf at Cincinnati Christian University. 

    “My dad [Todd] has been telling me all my life I was going to be a preacher and a golfer,” Doyle said, “and Cincinnati Christian University makes that possible. I always thought he was crazy, but now it’s possible.”

  • Squire Boone statue supporters push on

    The group trying to raise funds to build a Squire Boone statue for Shelbyville has taken another big step forward.

    The Squire Boone Society met with Sam Compton, the president of the Boone Society, and his wife, Carolyn, on Wednesday to discuss any help the society could provide in raising the $100,000 required to build a statue of Boone, Shelbyville’s founding father.

  • JHS chief says no change in care

    The merger of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary Healthcare with Catholic Health Initiatives has many in Shelby County still scratching their heads about what it means for their medical care.

    In fact, the potential for changes in the medical care to which they had become accustomed have left many across the commonwealth confused.

    There has been much talk of the Catholic Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs), but what those rules mean remains a mystery to many outside the religion and the medical field.