Today's News

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 12, 2011

    Cable changes could take

    6 months after takeover

  • News briefs: Aug. 19, 2011

    1 lane of I-64 westbound

    closed for 4 miles tonight

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the temporary closure of the right lane on westbound Interstate 64 in Shelby County between mile points 24 and 28 during the hours of 7 p.m. to midnight on Friday.

  • Ketcham (3 goals) powers 2nd shutout

    Lindsey Ketcham is glad that Terry Murphy talked her into playing soccer.

    On Wednesday night so was Murphy.

    Ketcham, a sophomore forward, scored three goals to lead the Collins girls' soccer team to a 5-0 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park at Clear Creek Park.

    Six years ago, though, Ketcham had never played the sport.

  • Titans kick off season at home – sort of

    Collins High School kicks off its home-away-from-home football season tonight across town from its campus with what could be a less-than-easy opener.

    The Class 4A Titans, trying to follow up on last year’s 11-2 inaugural season, begin the 2011 campaign by hosting 6A Meade County at 7:30 at Shelby County’s Robert Doyle Stadium.

    The game is being played at SCHS because problems with Collins’ year-old turf field have left it unsafe for play and unavailable for this season.

  • SCHS volleyball team sweeps Eminence

    The Shelby County volleyball team routed host Eminence, 25-6, 25-4, Tuesday night. Senior Caty Hawkins led the Rockets in serving with five aces. 

     “Our offense was outstanding from everyone,” Coach Felicia Pace said.

    Shelby County (3-2) hosted North Oldham on Thursday night. The Rockets play at Whitefield Academy on Monday.



  • You can follow me at games on Twitter

    Okay I’m finally doing it, I’m finally using the Twitter account I opened last year.

    Thursday I posted a couple of Tweets to get things rolling, and beginning tonight I’ll be posting updates throughout the Collins football game.

    I’ll try my best to provide as much as-it-happens information on all the county sports, and sports teams, as I can this fall, and then into the winter, and so on.

  • Assertive Andriot scores all 3 goals

    Last boys’ soccer season, Walker Andriot took a backseat to Collins’s sizeable senior class.

    Tuesday night he showed why he's likely going to be in the driver's seat of the Titans’ attack all season long.

    Andriot, a junior center-midfielder, scored all three goals – matching his total from all of last season – in Collins’ 3-0 victory over Shelby County at the Shelby County Athletic Complex, in what was actually a Titans’ home game.

  • EARLIER: Shelby’s ACT scores decline

    The ACT scores among juniors in Shelby County fell behind those of the state and most surrounding counties in 2011 – just one year after they had showed significant gains.

    Shelby County Public Schools’ average composite score among juniors fell from 18.7 in 2010 to 18.5, which lags the state's average (18.8).

    School districts in Oldham (21.5), Eminence (20.9), Scott (19.9), Franklin (19) and Spencer (18.7) all had better scores, and Henry and Jefferson counties matched Shelby, with Henry and Jefferson both improving to the 18.5.

  • Shelby County schools have smooth first day

    Other than a few tears from children and parents alike, Shelby County Public Schools had a smooth opening day on Wednesday for the 2011-12 school year.

    Lisa Smith, the district deputy superintendent, was at Heritage Elementary bright and early Wednesday morning, and she noted how well things were coming together.

    "Everything is going very smooth; the students are all very happy and excited,” she said. “And the weather is just beautiful. It's a perfect day to start school."

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Zone change on 7 Mile Pike: Lots of comment, approval

    For the second meeting in a row the Triple S Planning Commission faced a zone change request, and commissioners again recommended a change that they will send to Shelby County Fiscal Court for approval.

    Although less controversial than the request by Midwest Metals on Kentucky Street, the request for a zone change from Interchange (IC) and Agricultural zones to a newer Interchange (X-2) zone did rile up residents near the location at the east corner of 7 Mile Pike and KY 2258, which leads back to the state maintenance garage.