Today's News

  • I'm one: Ella Hays Barger

    Ella Hays Barger celebrated her first birthday April 26, 2011.

    She is the daughter of Shelley and Alan Barger of Tampa, Florida.

    Grandparents are Hite Hays of Shelbyville, Judy and Duvall Burk of Shelbyville, Gail and George Barger of Richmond.

  • I'm one: Olivia Clara Kane

    Olivia Clara Kane will celebrate her first birthday on April 27, 2011.

    She is the daughter Rebecca and Patrick Kane of Buckner.

    Grandparents are Sharon Warner of Louisville, Bruce Warner of Louisville; and Eleanor and Stuart Kane of Prospect. Great-grandparents are J.D. Warner of Louisville, Clarence Patterson of Finchville and the late Dorothy Jean Warner and Ida Belle Patterson.

  • Titans weather the storms and the Rockets

    The Collins softball team turned into weather watchers Monday as its first game against Shelby County approached. 

    As clouds moved in and out of the area, the collective mood of the Titans brightened whenever the skies did.

    "We were praying all day. We'd look out the windows and see the sun, and we'd all be happy," Collins senior Sara Chambers said.

  • Dennison’s heroics power Titans to 4th victory in a row

    Josh Dennison's RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning capped Collins' comeback as the Titans won their fourth consecutive game, beating Scott County, 5-4, this past Thursday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, the home of the Lexington Legends.

    “It was a great high school baseball game,” Collins Coach Roy Bailey said. “We had to use every aspect of the game to pull out the win. It was definitely a complete team effort. We had effective pitching, successful sacrifice bunting, steals, solid defense and timely hits.”

  • Rockets rout Warriors, let Danville slip away

    The Shelby County baseball team had one big inning in each of its past two games.

    One foe didn’t have an answer, but the other did as the Rockets beat Eminence but lost at Danville.

    The Rockets (10-4, 1-1) erupted for a 12-run second inning on their way to a 5-inning, 30th District victory over the visiting Warriors (1-8, 0-4) this past Thursday.

    Shelby County rapped out eight hits – including four doubles – and stole eight bases while also being helped by six Eminence errors.

  • Court report: April 27, 2011

  • Titans’ boys rally, girls roll to victory

    First set to Collins.

    The Titans swept the boys’ and girls’ matches over Shelby County this past Thursday at Clear Creek Park in what will be the first of at least two meetings between them.

    The Collins boys edged their Rocket counterparts, 3-2, while the Titans’ girls’ team dispatched Shelby County, 4-1.

    The schools will next do battle at 4:30 p.m. Monday.


    Titans’ boys rally to win

  • Smith named SCPS deputy superintendent

    Lisa Smith is moving on and up but not out of Shelby County Public Schools.

    Effective July 1, Smith will move from director of student programs to chief academic officer/deputy superintendent for SCPS.

    Smith, who has been a teacher in Franklin County and a principal and administrator in Shelby, said originally leaving the classroom was difficult.

  • Easter eggs sunny side down

    Mother Nature might have slowed him down, but she couldn't stop the Easter bunny on Saturday.

    As rain continued to drown the region this weekend, many egg hunts were canceled or moved inside.

    But it didn't stop the Finchville Ruritan Club from having its annual egg hunt around the old Finchville school.

    "My kids love it," Jeanine Barrett said. "They think it's more fun in the rain."

  • Teen’s ‘confession’ leads to rape charges

    A man is in jail under a $150,000 cash bond after being arrested for first-degree rape and sodomy of a child.

    Abel V. Gomez, 29, was arrested April 18 at the McDonald’s restaurant on Frankfort Road after the pastor of a teen-aged girl reported to a child abuse hotline the details of what the pastor said she had told him, police said.