Today's News

  • Tourney play gets under way

    Tournament time is upon us.

    The 8th Region boys’ and girls’ tennis tournaments begin Monday – the girls at Western Hills and the boys at Franklin County. The drawings and seedings for the tournaments, which run through Wednesday, will be tonight.

    The champions, runners-up and other two semifinalists in both the boys’ and girls’ singles and doubles competitions will advance to the KHSAA State Tennis Tournaments May 26-28 in Lexington.

  • His batting average (.511) helps Collins breathe easier

    Ironically, Josh Dennison was allergic to grass as a child. 

    “I had exercise-induced asthma,” Dennison, a senior at Collins, recalled recently.

    But he eventually grew out of his allergy and into a heck of a baseball player.

    So far this season Dennison is putting up numbers that are nothing to sneeze at, pardon the pun.

    Through Wednesday night’s 15-3 victory over cross-town rival Shelby County, he was hitting a rather torrid .511 (24 for 47).

  • Shelby County girls’ tennis team wins 2

    The Shelby County girls' tennis team won back-to-back matches this week.

    The Rockets triumphed, 3-2, at Trimble County on Tuesday, then beat Spencer County by the same score Wednesday.

    Against the Raiders, Shelby County won one match easily – Micah Broughton, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 singles – while two matches went to third sets.

  • ‘Bubba’ is big in Titans’ romp

    The player nicknamed "Bubba" was big ”trouba” for Shelby County on Wednesday night.

    Sophomore Austin Perry went 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead Collins' 14-hit attack in the Titans' 15-3, 6-inning victory over the host Rockets in the first meeting between the two teams on the baseball field.

    It was the continuation of red-hot stretch for Collins (14-4), which has won 10 of its past 12 games, and Perry, who is hitting .559 since becoming a regular in the lineup.

  • Election 2011: Democratic rally built with pride

    The Shelby County Democratic Party welcomed nearly all the statewide candidates for next week’s primary election to town Wednesday for its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.

    The Science Hill Inn dining room was near capacity with not much more than standing room left as 110 folks filed in to hear the Democratic candidates speak.

    “We were very, very pleased,” local party chair Fielding Ballard said. “It was actually even a little better than we expected.”

  • Your turn to speak on 7th Street plans

    The public will get its first official look at the 7th Street Corridor Plan at Tuesday’s Triple S Planning Commission meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center in Shelbyville.

    The public hearing, which is required by law, gives those interested a chance to speak on what they like or don’t like with the plan and encourage the commissioners to either adopt the plan or make changes.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke will give the short presentation.

  • A chorus of praise for top teacher

    Frances Fonza loves music.

    “I just love to share music,” she said. “I want the students to love it as much as I do.”

    That love of music obviously has spilled over to her students, based on the successes the different choirs in events ranging from Atlanta to Nashville and Cincinnati to Indianapolis to Chicago.

  • SOUDER: Saved by the (wedding) bell

    Unless you have been hiding under a rock or totally avoiding all media for the last couple of weeks (and who could blame you?), you are aware that Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an elaborate ceremony at Westminster Abby in London last Friday.

  • Ag Report: May 13, 2011

    Weather-caused livestock

    deaths may generate aid

  • Major railway repairs under way in Shelby County

    Every morning, not long after sunrise, an army of workers in hardhats and a fleet of red-painted machines amass in an old parking lot next to the railroad crossing on Todds Point Road in Simpsonville.