Today's News

  • Church News - March 23, 2018

    Burks Branch Baptist

  • Shelby opens season strong at Woodford

    The Shelby County track and field team opened its season on high note over the weekend at the Woodford County Luck O’ the Irish meet, as the girls finished second as a unit, while the boys’ took fourth place in group competition.

    The girls’ team finished with 117.5 points, just seven points back of Woodford, while the boys earned 84 points with Frederick Douglass finishing first with 127.

    SCHS track coach Nick Edwards says that he likes what he has seen from his team early on in the season.

  • Webb takes second place at Shawnee

    Kentucky Christian University freshman and former Collins golfer Mallori Webb turned in a strong performance over the weekend at the Shawnee State Invitational, as she earned a second-place finish at the event held in Portsmouth, Ohio.

    Webb says the tournament was an intriguing one to be a part of, considering the KCU girls’ golf program is still in its early stages.

  • Baseball teams preparing for Spring Break

    While most students will spend Spring Break relaxing and enjoying time off from school, both Collins and Shelby County baseball teams will be hard at work improving over the two week period.

    As it happens, each of the squads will hit the road to compete in tournaments outside the state, as the Rockets will take its team to Memphis to compete and the Titans travel to Vero Beach, Fla. to take part in the Historic Dodgertown tournament.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 22: Western Europe 1958: A tour to remember (concluded)

    A classmate at the Canadian National Defence College in Kingston, Ontario during 1957-58 was John Killick of the British Foreign Service. Intelligent, informal, with a ready wit and a guitar at the ready, he was the most accomplished and popular member of our class.

    It was generally known that he had been a parachutist in World War II, but little was known about the nature of his service. Now this information is readily available on the all-encompassing Internet.

    Operation “Market Garden”

    – September 17-25, 1944

  • Titans bats lead to win over Mercer

    Despite cold and rainy conditions, both teams’ bats were hot in Collins’ 8-6 win over visiting Mercer County Monday night.

    Each squad posted double-digit hits, but it was second baseman Cassie Rannells who did much of the damage offensively for Collins (1-0).

    Rannells tallied three hits and two RBIs for the Titans from Shelbyville, as Collins topped Mercer behind a pair of big innings.

  • Collins contest ends in tie

    Collins baseball’s first game of the season ended in less than ideal conditions Monday night, as its opening day contest against Bullitt East was called off in the middle of the fourth inning due to rain blowing in sideways.

    According to KHSAA, the game has been taken off of the schedule and will not count as a part of the overall record of either team.

  • Oakley tabbed to lead Rockets

    Shelby County boys’ basketball is looking to start fresh for the 2018-19 season and has made a coaching change as a result.

    Eddie Oakley has been announced as the new head coach, replacing Ken Cates.

    The last two years under Cates saw the Rockets compile a 13-44 record, including two first-round 30th District Tournament exits against rival Collins.

    Oakley says the prestige of the Shelby position is what attracted him come out of retirement and take control of the program.

  • Trinity tops Rockets in season opener

    Trinity’s pitching staff and offensive prowess was simply too much for Shelby County baseball Monday, as the Rockets took an 8-1 loss in its opening day contest.

    The Shamrocks (1-0) rolled up eight runs after six-and-a-half innings of action, before the Rockets (0-1) broke into the scoring column when Brandon Moore knocked in Blake Palmer with a double to left and cutting the deficit.

    Unfortunately, the lead was too much to overcome, as Trinity came away with the victory in rainy conditions.

  • Going out with a bang

     One local man certainly had a blast over the weekend.

    Shelbyville’s Andrew "AJ" Stivers enjoyed an extraordinary opportunity on Sunday when he joined Gov. Matt Bevin in pushing the ceremonial plunger that detonated the implosion of Frankfort’s Capital Plaza Tower. 

    “It was a once-in-a lifetime opportunity,” Stivers said, explaining while the plunger was just symbolic, the experience was exciting, nonetheless.