Today's News

  • Griffitts earns second KPGA award

    Clear Creek PGA Professional Derrick Griffitts knows a thing or two about winning awards, and now has another to add to his mantle.

    At last week’s Annual Section Meeting and Awards Luncheon at Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, Griffitts received the KPGA Player Development Award from Kentucky PGA President Ralph Landrum.

  • Give Shelbyville some credit

    We put a lot of value on certain numbers. Some of us lie or express shame when sharing our weight, height or age.  But in all actuality, those numbers have little merit in comparison to your credit score. 

    A numerical representation of your financial habits, your credit score speaks volumes about you and a low number can have dire consequences on your daily life. 

    A poor credit score can prevent you from opening a credit card, purchasing a home, buying a car or obtaining a loan. 

  • Titans fall to Cooper in state quarterfinals

    Sometimes, it just isn’t your night.

    The Collins boys’ basketball team experienced that firsthand on Friday evening, falling in the KHSAA Sweet 16 quarterfinals to Cooper, 58-33.

    The Jaguars dominated the game thoroughly from the opening tip to the final buzzer. Cooper jumped out to a 17-4 lead after one quarter of play, holding Collins to just 1-8 shooting as a team in the opening frame.

    From there, Cooper never looked back, holding the Titans to just 23 percent shooting for the entire game and 17 percent from behind three-point range.

  • Stocking the flock

    Spring is the season for renewal, especially when it comes to stocking up on chicks, whether you’re just adding a few birds or establishing a new flock. 

    Seasoned chicken farmers don’t need much help, but Walt Reichert, horticulture agent for the Shelby County Extension Office, who has been raising hundreds of birds of his own for years, said most people need advice when it comes to raising poultry.

  • Showcasing Shelby County

    Mark your calendars for March 25 – that’s when the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will present its 15th annual Community Showcase.

    The event will be held this year at Collins High School at its usual timeframe, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The event features local businesses that put up booths each year, full of literature and other information on their products and services.

  • Shelby has four nonrelated fires in one night

    There must have been something in the water Tuesday night, with four fires – three of them structure fires – from one end of Shelby County to the other, a night that ended with one firefighter breaking his leg.

    The blazes were all non-related, although one family did get displaced, fire officials said, and Milton Peyton, a firefighter with the East 60 Fire Department, broke his leg while working to extinguish a fire on Benson Pike.

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  • Collins bats go cold at Ballard

    In its second consecutive game in freezing temperatures, it was the Collins baseball team’s bats that went cold on Wednesday night at Ballard.

    The Titans (2-2) mustered just three hits in the loss, and missed out on several scoring opportunities against the Bruins (2-0).

    “I thought we played a little better than we did against Trinity,” Titans coach Mike Hammond said. “We’ve got three starters out, we’re a little shorthanded and had to start two sophomores and two freshmen tonight.”

  • No matter outcome, Titans are ready for Rupp

    By the time you read this, you will have already heard the outcome of Collins’ Sweet 16 matchup with Elliott County.

    But I just wanted to give my two cents on the Titans remarkable resurgence this season.

    Coming into the year, I had no idea what to expect from Collins’ basketball program. Like every other newcomer to Kentucky, I never fully understood the die-hard hoops fandom that comes with living in the Bluegrass State.

    I soon found out what the hype was all about.

  • Touched Twice ready to serve

    With an extensive list of goods and services growing by the day, volunteers are excitedly gearing up for the eighth annual Touched Twice clinic, an event that provides the community with spiritual guidance and goods and services that include a food pantry and clothes closet, vision services, a spa area with haircuts and manicures, a family photo area with a professional photographer and chiropractor and dental services.

    The annual clinic will return next weekend at First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, 1516 Midland Trail.