Today's News

  • Arts Briefs: Oct. 21, 2011

    Civil War ghost stories

    Thursday at library

    Thomas Freese and Brian Bush are back with more hair-raising storytelling of Civil War ghost stories.

    They will share their scary tales at 6-7 p.m. Thursday on the front lawn of the Shelby County Library, 309 8th Street.

    First-person accounts of ghosts encountered on the battlefields of the civil war, plus battlefield backgrounds and history will be presented. If inclement weather, this event will be held in the Hudson room.

  • Ag Report: Oct. 21, 2011

    USDA announces fall deadline

    for conservation programs

  • WICHE: Bulbs – tulips – don’t always shine like we want

    When it comes to bulbs, we don’t always meet with consistent success. And, before you blame the chipmunks, the guy who mows the grass or the bulb company for their lack-luster performance, consider some of the other factors that influence how well flowering bulbs flower.

    Sunlight, crowded bulbs, pre-mature removal of foliage the previous season, or a winter rest period that wasn’t cold enough or long enough may play a role in poor performance.

    The life cycle of a bulb is different than other herbaceous perennials.

  • Rockets slip on middle ground

    SHEPHERDSVILLE – Shelby County had a decent start and a solid finish to its football game Friday night at Bullitt Central.

    Unfortunately for the Rockets it was the middle that got them.

    The host Cougars scored 28 consecutive points, from late in the first period until late in the third period, on their way to a 35-21 Class 5A, District 4 victory.

    Once again Shelby County’s biggest foe was itself. The Rockets (1-7, 0-2) had four turnovers and were penalized nine times for 77 yards in their fourth consecutive loss.

  • One and done again for Titans

    HEBRON ESTATES – Collins volleyball coach Abbey Buchert said she thought her team would need to play perfectly, or pretty close to it, to beat Oldham County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    As it turned out one team did play almost impeccably, however it wasn’t the one she’d hoped.

    The Colonels took out the Titans, 25-11, 25-16, Monday night at North Bullitt.

  • Rockets rout Bearcats

    Monday night was a big night for the Shelby County volleyball program.

    The Rockets recorded their first 8th Region Tournament victory since the “split” as Shelby County swept Walton-Verona, 25-15, 25-21, at North Bullitt.

    “We got a big win,” said Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace, whose team played 14th-ranked North Oldham in Tuesday evening’s semifinals. “It’s exciting…it’s a real nice feeling to advance past the first round.”

  • Plays all big as Titans’ roll

    Plays were at a premium, but points were aplenty for the Collins football team’s offense Friday night.

    The Titans ran only 23 plays ­­­­– including a mere two (yes two!) in the second half – in their 58-3 victory over visiting Waggener in a Class 4A, District 3 game at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

  • Bruins’ goals are Scearce

    LOUISVILLE – Ballard’s Jacob Scearce is considered by some to be the best boys’ soccer player in Kentucky, and Monday night he showed Collins why.

    Scearce, a senior forward, scored one goal and assisted two others to lead the host and sixth-ranked Bruins to a 3-2 victory over the Titans in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

    “He did his job, and he did it well,” said Collins Coach Scott Cress, who did stop short of calling Scearce the best player in the state.

  • Titans’ Gabby Karas wins another cross-country race

    Collins seventh-grader Gabby Karas continued her superb season by winning Saturday’s Dragon Invitational.

    Karas covered the 5,000-meter course at Oldham County in 18 minutes, 1.65 seconds – the fastest 5K time in the state so far this season according to ky.milesplit.com – to win the event hosted by South Oldham.

  • Ill wind doesn’t blow Titans’ way

    BUCKNER – Thanks to a pair of assists from Mother Nature, the Oldham County boys’ soccer team beat Collins in the 16th District final.

    Two wind-aided goals gave the host and 13th-ranked Colonels a 2-1 victory over the Titans on a blustery Saturday afternoon.

    The victory gave Oldham County its ninth district title in 10 years and its second triumph over the Titans (11-6-2 after the loss) this season. Both teams advanced to the 8th Region Tournament at Ballard.