Today's News

  • Bad day gets a lot worse for woeful Titans

    Phillip Conder’s car broke down on the way to his team’s game against Highlands on Saturday.

    The day didn’t get any better for Conder, Collins’ girls’ basketball coach, after that.

    Sophomore forward Aaliyah Wells, the team’s leading scorer, went down with a sprained ankle in the first quarter, and the Titans were outscored, 11-1, in the opening eight minutes on their way to a 51-22 loss.

    “The day could’ve gone better,” Conder said.

  • Rockets get hot and shoot to another victory

    Practice paid off for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team Saturday.

    The Rockets had the shooting performance Coach Mike Sowers had been hoping for, and waiting for, as they beat Iroquois, 56-45, at Mike Casey Gymnasium for their second victory of the season, and second in their past three games.

    Shelby County shot 48.8 percent and hit half of its 3-point attempts.

  • Titans can’t go to the Wells and lose again

    The Collins girls’ basketball team lost more than a basketball game Monday night.

    After the Titans’ 56-29 loss to Jeffersontown, Collins Coach Phillip Conder said his team has lost leading scorer and rebounder Aaliyah Wells for the rest of the regular season.

    Wells, a sophomore forward, sprained her ankle in the first quarter of Saturday’s loss to Highlands and sat out Monday night’s setback to the Chargers.

  • 60th anniversary: Pinkston

    William (Billy) and Doris Jean Cheek Pinkston were married Jan. 12, 1951, at the home of Dr. C.W. Elsey in Shelbyville, who performed the ceremony. The late Bill Darland and Ruth Jean Darland were the attendants.

    They have two daughters, Carolyn Rose Cox of Shelbyville and Terry Ann Henry of Finchville; four grandchildren, Eric Scott Catlett, William Tyler Henry, Krystal Masha Hardin and Aaron Thomas Cox; six great-grandchildren, Landon, Andrew and Caden Hardin and Jacob, Kayleigh and Eli Cox.

  • Armed Forces: Beach

    First Sergeant Jacqueline A. Beach of Frankfort was chosen as the first female 1st Sergeant of the 2nd-397th battalion in Lexington in October 2010. She is currently on orders for deployment with the 804th Medical Brigade, Ft. Devens, Mass., and will be going to Baghdad, Iraq. She had recently returned from mobilization with the 194th Armored Brigade in Fort Knox for 6 years. She has 19 years of service in the United States Army Reserves. She is the daughter of Deborah (Cherpie) Beach of Frankfort and the late William Beach.

  • Birth: Armstrong son

    Anthony Armstrong and Shawna Montes of Taylorsville announce the birth of a son, on Jan. 4, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East. He has been named Charles Waylon Armstrong. The weight was 7 pounds, 10.6 ounces; 20 inches tall. Siblings are Corey, age 17; Talia, age 16; Whitney, age 15; Kenzie, age 8; AJ, age 5.

    Grandparents are Carolyn Grubb of Taylorsville, Carl and Deana Couch of Pleasureville, Teresa Breeding of Mount Eden; Charles and Betty Armstrong of Taylorsville.

  • Birth: Berry daughter

    Brandon and Ellen Berry of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a daughter, on Nov. 4, 2010 at Baptist East Louisville, weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 inches long. She has been named Emma Rae Berry.

    Grandparents are Mike and Phyllis Bailey of Bagdad, Deannie Quire of Shelbyville.

    Great-grandparents are Stewart and Irene Waits of Frankfort, Paul Bland of Shelbyville.

  • Eastern Star

    Juanita Green of Shelby Chapter No. 170 Order of the Eastern Star receives a 60-year pin for years of service. Pinning her is the Worthy Matron Sarah Smith. She was also escorted to the east and given grand honors by order of the Worthy Grand Matron Janice Harrison.

  • Wright celebrates diversity

  • What we think: Let’s keep moving on Exit 32 remedy

    We are extremely pleased to learn that so much momentum is gathering to improve the deadly ramp onto Interstate 64 eastbound at Exit 32.

    We were overjoyed to see state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville), current and former state Sen. Paul Hornback and Gary Tapp and Magistrate Tony Carriss and other elected leaders press their influential feet squarely on the accelerator pedal that has powered the state forward toward an immediate remedy to a dangerous, longstanding problem.