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  • The man behind our weather plan

    He was only 2 years old, but Joe Sullivan said he could remember getting out of bed in the middle of the night to go to the window and watch a storm cross the plains around his home in Iowa.
    He wasn’t acting out of fear.
    “I was a weather junkie,” he said.
    “I used to chase storms on my bike when I was a kid, and when I got to be a teenager, I chased them on a Moped.
    “I was fearless. I would just drive right into storms.”

  • Kentucky Ag Report: Dec. 31, 2010

    Crop assistance
    requests start Jan. 10

  • Disastrous starts again scuttles Rockets

    A disastrous start sunk the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Wednesday.

    The host Rockets were outscored by Owen County, 31-0, in the first quarter on their way to a 61-20 loss in the consolation semifinals of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.

  • The first victory is a sweet one

    Finally.

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday night.

    The host Rockets topped Harlan, 59-48, in the first round of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational being played at Mike Casey Gymnasium to end their season-starting, 10-game losing streak.  

    “We got the monkey off our back,” first-year Rockets Coach Rick Parsons said. “I’m happy for the kids. They worked hard and deserve this. I’m glad for them.” 

  • Late misses, miscues doom Titans

    The Collins boys’ basketball team ran out of homecourt magic Wednesday night.

    The Titans won their first eight games in their new home – including a double-overtime thriller last week – before falling to Muhlenberg County, 51-46, in the semifinals of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational.

    Collins (8-4), which faced Shelby County on Thursday afternoon in the third-place game, had a chance to advance to the tournament’s championship game but just couldn’t overcome the Mustangs (9-2), the defending 3rd Region champs.

  • Second half dooms Titans

    Frigid shooting and a torrent of turnovers were too much for the Collins girls’ basketball team to overcome Tuesday night.

    The host Titans were outscored, 28-16, in the second half in their 45-33 loss to Danville in the first round of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational.

    “We didn’t play hard coming out in the second half,” said Collins Coach Phillip Conder, whose team was tied with the Admirals 17-all at intermission. “We’ve got to want to go win the game and tonight I don’t think we wanted to go win the game.

  • Rockets get points, not victory

    Beechwood broke out early to beat the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Tuesday.

    The Tigers outscored the host Rockets, 17-4, in the first quarter on their way to a 68-44 victory in the first round of the Max Performance Girls’ Invitational at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

  • Unemotional start, emotional finish

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team didn’t get to bask in the glow of its first victory for very long.

    The Rockets were rocked by Rock Creek (Ind.), 68-57, in the semifinals of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational on Wednesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium. 

    The Lions (5-2) led Shelby County, 14-2, at the end of the first quarter and 39-14 at halftime.

  • News Briefs: Dec. 31, 2010

    Atmos ordered to
    pay $31.35 million

    An Edmonson County jury ordered Atmos Energy to pay $31.35 million in damages to a group of landowners and investors who sued the company over royalty payments on its Park City gas project. The ruling came at the end of a 5-week trial in Edmonson Circuit Court.
    A group of seven Edmonson County landowners sued Atmos last year, alleging that the gas utility breached a contract that should have paid one-eighth of total royalties on the project to landowners who held the mineral rights.

  • Elzy's long shot, defense help Titans pull away

    A big shot and a big defensive effort in the second half carried the Collins boys’ basketball team Thursday.

    Tavis Elzy’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer that ended the first half combined with the Titans’ passion to play D lifted them to a 73-56 victory over archrival Shelby County in the third-place game of the Max Performance Boys’ Invitational at Collins.

    Elzy’s 3-pointer – from about 25-feet out – gave Collins a 6-point lead at halftime, 41-35, after the Rockets had just trimmed the Titans’ advantage to three.