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Today's News

  • Closing the gap

    Forty children at Clear Creek Elementary are working to improve their academics, attendance and attitude. The GAP Group of African-American students meets after school each Thursday in small groups with about 15 teachers who are volunteering their time to help the children be successful. Assistant Principal Nancy Page and teacher Liz Ruff used Michael Jordan as an example for the children, who watched a YouTube video of the star athlete talking, followed by a book they read together about his life.

  • Court report: Feb. 13, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Leonard L. Bartlett, speeding 16 mph over limit, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and failure to wear seat belts – guilty – $700 fine and costs.

  • Sports Bulletin Board: Feb. 17, 2012

    4H Shooting Sports meeting

  • EARLIER: Woman attacked by her pit-bull pet

    A Mount Eden woman was severely injured Thursday in an attack by a family pet.

    Regina Whitaker, 40, and her son, Ronald Hampton, 22, both of Spencer County, are recovering at the University of Louisville hospital after being rescued from a pit bull attack by the owners of Carriss's Grocery.

    The unusual twist is that dog belonged to the victim and, up to that point, had been a docile house pet.

  • Ref Buchert T’s up new scholarships

    Nick Buchert is already living his dream. Now he wants to help two local high school students realize their dreams, too.

    So Buchert, an NBA referee and Collins assistant volleyball coach, has set up a pair of scholarships at Collins and Shelby County high schools.

  • Seniors start well but finish goes awry

    Senior Night started out well for the Shelby County boys’ basketball team.

    Reed Mills sang the national anthem, then the fired up Rockets led visiting DeSales after the first quarter.

    The Colts spoiled the celebration, though, coming back to beat Shelby County, 70-52, Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    “They had a couple shooters knock down a couple shots, and they had a big kid inside who hurt us,” Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said.

    Early on, though, Shelby (6-24) held its own against the Colts (12-15).

  • Titans use depth to their advantage in victory

    FRANKFORT – Basketball coaching has become a lot about math these days for Chris Gaither, the boys’ coach at Collins.

    He has two new additions and now has had to learn how to divide up time for his team.

    The Titans’ double-digit depth was on display last Friday night in their victory over Nelson County and once again Tuesday night in their 74-58 victory at Western Hills.

  • Brooks headlines Lindsey Wilson-bound quartet

    Lindsey Wilson College’s pipeline to Shelby County football players is quickly becoming a zipline.

    The Blue Raiders, who had four Shelby Countians on their roster last season, have added four more in the past two weeks.

    Collins senior Michael Brooks and Shelby County senior Taylor Lay were the latest to pledge to play football for Lindsey Wilson, doing so this week, to join Collins seniors Jalen Spalding and Joseph Fawns, who have signed with the Blue Raiders since the beginning of the month.

  • In Shelby it has been slow-growing for African-American-owned businesses

    About 16 years ago Yolanda Bradford decided to get out on her own.

    After working as an accountant for the state for several years, she said she was ready to open her own business.

    "I was the first, and probably only, black accountant in Shelby County," she said.

    But as an African-American business owner, Bradford, the owner of YLB Accounting & Consulting Services, is starting to get some company.

    According to the United States Census Bureau, the presence of African-American-owned businesses is on the rise.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Speedway gets OK for plans at I-64

    The Triple S Planning Commission pulled together an extra meeting this month in response to a request from Speedway to open a new facility.

    And at the meeting commissioners unanimously approved a new Speedway station and convenience store to be built where the BP station stands now on Mount Eden Road (KY 53), near the Interstate 64 intersection.

    The commission, however, did not grant all the variances the stations’ representatives requested.