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Today's News

  • Recognition of Bravery

    On Monday, for a Shelbyville World War II veteran, the horrific experience of having his ship blown up, losing his comrades and suffering serious injuries, was more than just a memory of his D-Day experience.

    It was the reason that Edward Fike was honored in a special ceremony at Veteran’s Park on Main Street by French officials who presented him with the Legion of Honor award for his actions in that battle.

  • Mosquitoes still big concern, but ticks gaining ground, health officials say

    Mosquitoes and ticks are running neck and neck as the two insects that most concern health officials, although mosquitoes are still No. 1 because of the potential of the Zika virus threat, they say.

    “We continue to emphasize the dangers of diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks, which appear to be quite prevalent this year as a result of the mild winter,” said Beth Fisher, spokesperson for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

  • Cochran named athlete of the year

    In what was undoubtedly the most successful season in Collins boys’ basketball history, sponsors WLKY and Penn Station Subs named one of the Titans most successful athletes, Charlie Cochran, the Athlete of the Year on Thursday.

    “It feels like a huge accomplishment [receiving the award],” Cochran said. “I have more of a motivation to keep on playing basketball.”

  • Former Collins players help lead Transy softball

    Just a few years removed from helping lead Collins softball to 20-plus win seasons, former Titans Shelbi Poehlein, Janette Hynes, and Janelle Hynes are replicating that success as student-athletes at Transylvania University.

    Poehlein, a sophomore, and the Hynes twins, both freshmen, helped anchor a Transy softball team that enjoyed the most success in team history, ending the season ranked No. 14 in Division III by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Poll, a marked improvement for a team that was unranked throughout much of the regular season.

  • Four athletes named to all-region softball team

    The All-Region softball team from the 8th Region was named Monday, and two athletes from each of Shelby County and Collins high schools were awarded the honor.

    Collins’ pitcher Paige Oldham and outfielder Hallie Renfro were each voted in by coaches from around the 8th Region for the honor.

    Oldham and Renfro recently helped lead the Titans to its first region championship and state tournament appearance in program history en route to being named for the award.

  • Masonic Homes gets national award

    A crowd of public officials, staff members, residents and others were on hand Wednesday at the Masonic Home of Shelbyville to receive a national award for excellence in dementia care.

    The award ceremony honored employees who contributed to the success of the Silver Angels program, which won the Excellence in Dementia Care award at the 2017 LeadingAge PEAK Conference in March.

  • Taking it to the next level

    A recent promotion for Shelbyville resident Matthew Collins has been a divine experience in his life.

    In May, Collins, director of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary's Ernest Miller White Library, was promoted from associate to full professor of bibliography and research.

    His promotion follows an extensive review of his performance as a professor, his role as director of the library, and his contributions to the Louisville Seminary community, said Chris Wooten, director of communications at the seminary.

  • Collins softball headed to state

    For the first time in school history, the Collins softball program will be headed to the KHSAA State Tournament later this month.

    The Titans used another strong pitching performance along with timely hitting to claim its first 8th Region title in program history, in a three-run victory over defending champion Anderson County on Wednesday night.

  • Titans fall to Simon Kenton in region semis

    Despite earning double the amount of hits Simon Kenton did on Tuesday night, Collins could not find a way to plate its base runners.

    The Titans outhit the Pioneers by a 12-6 count, but SK used its middle infielders to help strand seven Collins runners on base, and turn three double plays throughout the contest while Simon Kenton earned the 4-2 victory.

  • Collins earns trip to region championship

    Collins’ Tuesday night matchup with Simon Kenton may not have kicked off in the most exciting fashion, but it ended with fireworks at the plate.

    Holding a 5-1 lead after five innings of action, the Titans rolled up four additional runs in the bottom of the sixth to help stave off the Pioneers and give Paige Oldham some breathing room on the mound.

    Collins’ starting pitcher made the most of her opportunity in the 8th Region semis, striking out nine batters and holding SK to just four hits as a team.