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Today's News

  • Spencer, Anderson matching Shelby’s synthetic drug effort

    TAYLORSVILLE – The Spencer County Fiscal Court – much like its counterpart in Shelby County – is scheduled to hear the second reading of an ordinance that would ban the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana countywide.

    The ordinance passed unanimously on first reading last week.

    Shelby County Fiscal Court passed first reading of a nearly identical ordinance on Feb. 21. Casey County also has taken that step. Neither is a coincidence.

  • News briefs: Feb. 29, 2012

    Legislators now at odds

    on when to redraw districts

     

    The state House and Senate appear to be at odds on when to redraw legislative district lines. Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers (R-Manchester) told The Herald-Leaderin Lexington that the Senate would prefer to continue to tackle the contentious issue of redistricting before this legislative session ends April 15.

  • Troutman takes 8th in the 50 free

    LOUISVILLE – Michael Troutman capped off his comeback season with a medal.

    Troutman, a sophomore at Collins who returned to competitive swimming in the fall after a more than 3-year absence, finished eighth in the boys’ 50-yard freestyle final Saturday at the KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium. He also finished 14th in the 100 free.

  • Titans can’t hold big lead, fall in title tilt

    LAWRENCEBURG – Phillip Conder’s girls played more than 21 minutes of some of, if not their best, basketball of the season Friday night.

    It’s those final 10 minutes or so of the 30th District Tournament championship game, though, that he and his Titans would rather forget.

    That’s because host Anderson County outscored Collins, 26-7, during the final 10:43 to rally for 47-43 victory.

  • Titans’ hot-shooting finish nets district title

    LAWRENCEBURG – About the only problem the Collins boys’ basketball team had with the basket at which it shot during the second half of Friday night’s 30th District Tournament final was cutting down its net. 

    The Titans shot 68.2 percent from the field after intermission to claim the first district title in the brief, 2-year history of the program with a 62-47 victory over host Anderson County.

    Afterward Collins senior center Brian Stone, the first Titan up the ladder, struggled to snip off a strand of the twine.

  • SCHS’ Kessinger takes 5th in 200 IM

    LOUISVILLE – Collin Kessinger’s times didn’t drop as drastically at the state swim meet this year as much as they did last year.

    However, her place still rose.

    Kessinger, a junior at Shelby County High School, finished in fifth place in the finals of the girls' 200-yard individual medley Saturday at the KHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships at the University of Louisville’s Ralph Wright Natatorium.

  • Some students struggling with Accelerated Academy’s AP courses

    Although Shelby County Public Schools’ officials have been pleased with the first semester of new Accelerated Academy, they also have identified a few areas for improvement.

    In a report to the school board on Thursday, Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith said with proper tweaks, the district would see even more enthusiasm for the program, which began with 62 students in this year’s freshmen classes (37 at Collins, 25 at Shelby County).

  • Beyond the gates of Undulata

    “I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man who lives in it so that his place will be proud of him.”

    —    Abraham Lincoln

    President Abraham Lincoln’s words hang inside Edward “Hoppy” Bennett’s office and resonate throughout the grounds of Undulata.

    Bennett bought the famous old home at auction in 1994 after it had fallen into some disrepair.

  • Shelby County School Board: MAP scores show disappointing trend

    The Shelby County Board of Education received some disappointing information as the district marches toward the first of its BIG Goals this year.

    The district’s winter Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test results revealed that the schools have a long way to go to ensure that every student entering middle school next year be on or above grade level in math and reading.

  • Tenants get water, power

    Tenants living in properties owned and maintained by Wood Properties have been getting some good news since late last week.

    "We got our water turned back on Friday, and our power is back on now, too," said Fred Harrington, a renter at 908 Main St. in Shelbyville. "Everybody [at the other locations] has everything turned back on."

    Several properties owned by Wood had lost water and power despite residents having paid their rent, which was supposed to cover all utilities.