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Today's News

  • Collins defeats Newport at Apollo tourney

    A strong defensive performance combined with a solid rebounding effort was enough for the Collins boys’ basketball team to defeat Newport, 67-53, in the opening round of the Apollo Fairfield Inn Invitational tournament Wednesday.

    The Titans (8-2) shot an efficient 47 percent from the floor on offense while holding the Wildcats (8-3) to just 36 percent in its attempts from the floor in the 14-point victory.

  • Titans take Simon Kenton tourney title

    The Collins boys’ basketball team claimed its third championship at a Christmas tournament in as many years with three straight wins to close out the Simon Kenton Invitational.

    The Titans wrapped the tourney with wins over Scott, Conner and Dixie Heights, all by eight points or fewer.

    “This is our third Christmas tournament championship in a row,” Titans coach Chris Gaither said. “Anytime you can win tournaments it helps build a championship mindset into your kids and program.”

    Collins 79, Scott 74

  • Brewing up business

    Several new dining options are in the works for Shelby County including at least one new brew pub headed to Main Street.

    Several sources have confirmed the owners of the Old Louisville Brewery are looking to develop and Irish pub and steakhouse at the former bank building at 601 Main Street. Old Louisville Brewery was established by brothers Wade and Ken Mattingly in 2016 with the aim of bringing a small craft beer bar to Old Louisville.  The owners were not available for comment.

  • Sharing the love

      Learning a child has a life altering diagnosis can take an emotional toll on a parent.  But TyiaLynn Mikels knows all too well that raising a child who is critically or chronically ill also has its struggles when it comes to navigating informative resources.

    Her daughter, a Shelby County native and 17-year-old senior at Cornerstone Christian Academy, has suffered her entire life from illnesses that have placed her in and out of a hospital rooms since she was five-years-old.

  • A holiday tradition

     In a few days, sports fans from across the nation will turn their attention to Pasadena, Calif. as the Georgia Bulldogs battle the Oklahoma Sooners in the famous Rose Bowl game.

    But hours earlier, all of American will tune into the Rose Parade, the day’s kick-off attraction that has been attracting eyes and welcoming the New Year for more than a century.

    Jamison’s employee Tony Thompson will likely be one of those viewers.

    Though his family is from Kentucky, Thompson grew up about 30 miles from Pasadena.

  • Recycling Christmas

    Shelby County Recycling Center Director Rick Solomon gestured toward a mound of holiday gift-wrap overflowing a huge container while employees scurried to unload customers’ recyclables Wednesday.

    “It’s been pretty busy this morning,” he said. “I think it would be busier still if it warms up a little, people would be getting out more. Right now, I’m sure, most people don’t want to get out in the cold.”

  • Atherton tops Rockets at Woodford tourney

    Shelby County boys’ basketball fell behind early in its Wednesday matchup with Atherton, and ended up taking a 63-58 loss at the hands of the Rebels in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament on Wednesday night.

    The Rockets (2-8) were forced to play from behind for most of the contest, but almost mounted a late comeback against Atherton (4-6) in the narrow loss.

  • Shelby drops pair to Ballard, Russell County

    Playing two games in one day is tough, but competing in eight quarters of basketball over the course of three hours is daunting. The Shelby County girls’ basketball team did just that on Thursday afternoon, playing Russell County and Ballard in back-to-back games and falling short in both.

    Ballard 76, Shelby County 49

    The Rockets held steady for as long as it could in the second game of a doubleheader before the floodgates opened in the second half and ended in a blowout win for Ballard.

  • Titans split Thursday slate of games

    With several players still nursing injuries for Collins girls’ basketball, the team split its Thursday slate of games against Carroll County and Grayson County as a part of the Lady Rocket Holiday Classic tournament.

    Grayson County 40, Collins 29

    The matchup with Grayson County was a low-scoring one, and with players Mary-Clare Megibben and Trinity Warfield out with ailments, the Titans struggled to make baskets late.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 16: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember

    Canadian National

    Defense College (CNDC)

    In July, 1957, following my tour of duty as Headquarters Commandant of the Far East Command in Tokyo, I was ordered to attend the Canadian National Defence College at Fort Frontenac in Kingston, Ontario.