Today's Sports

  • Titans beat Anderson County

    When it counted, the right players came through for the Collins as the Titans beat Anderson County 53-50 Saturday.

    After building a 10-point lead in the third quarter, the Titans (6-7) withstood a strong comeback by Anderson County with some clutch plays in the final minutes to gain their third straight win.

    “We came out with the attitude we were going to win,” Collins guard Jakson Test said. “We want to keep this going. We want every one to hold themselves accountable, to play well, I think we are getting it now.”

  • Collins girls hold off Walton-...

    It’s a simple plan for the Collins High School girls’ basketball team.

    “Free throws and threes,” Collins senior guard Michelle Roberts said. “When we make those we can win.” 

    With head coach Sean Pigman out with an illness, the Titans made plenty of both for assistant coach Henry Cottle, pulling off a 69-64 upset of Walton-Verona Monday.

  • American Wigeon, a migratory...

    The American Wigeon is fairly common during migration, however, it is uncommon in winter and very rare in the summer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Common Loon not always common in...

    The Common Loon is fairly common in Kentucky during migration, a rare to uncommon winter resident and extremely rare in summer. The accompanying photograph was taken on Trailwood Lake in northeastern Shelby County one November of a non-breeding adult in transitional plumage.

  • Collins boys beat Gallatin


    With Grant Clarkson and Dominique Turner slashing to the basket and 3-pointer shooters on the mark, the Collins High School boys’ basketball team won its opener 72-51 over Gallatin County Tuesday.

    “When we shoot well from the outside it creates more help side defense where they stay out on the shooters and it leaves the basket open,” Clarkson said. “Plus it’s great when we can attack the defense and feed it back out for those guys to have open shots.”

  • Rockets blow by Fairdale in...

    The growing pains were evident for the Shelby County girls’ basketball team as they beat Fairdale 65-51 on the road Tuesday in their season opener.

    “We didn’t play real well and most of that has to do with so many people in different roles,” Shelby County coach Jason Holland said. “We’ve got the talent, just not the experience. We missed a lot of quality shots and that was from rushing things and nerves.

    “The girls said they weren’t nervous, but you could tell they were.”

  • Collins girls beat North Oldham...

    Keeping a relentless pace on both ends of the floor the Collins High School girls’ basketball team pulled away from North Oldham in the fourth quarter to win its season opener 56-41 Friday.

    The Titans kept the pressure on the Mustangs, breaking open a five-point game in the opening minutes of the final quarter to win going away as a game, but tired North Oldham faltered down the stretch.

  • Rockets rout John Hardin in...

    At 12-1 the Shelby County High School football team has made a statement all year long that they are a good football team and Friday night they added an exclamation point with a 44-14 rout of John Hardin in the Region 2 finals.

    In a game where John Hardin was favored despite a 9-3 record and an easier schedule, the Rockets were able to send yet another message to all those who doubt them.

  • Wilson’s Phalarope, a rare...

    The Wilson’s Phalarope is rarely seen in spring and autumn west of the Cumberland Plateau although it has been seen in eastern Kentucky.

    They are seen along shorelines and mudflats of flooded fields and along lakes and rivers and have been seen as early as March 30 and as late as May 28 in the spring and as early as July 3 and as late as Sept. 28 in autumn.

  • Rockets hammer John Hardin, take...

    The doubters just add incentive to the Shelby County High School football team.

    The Rockets found motivation in the fact that Bulldogs were favored despite Shelby’s better record and schedule, and rolled to a 44-14 win at John Hardin Friday to coast to the Region 2 title.

    The Rockets (12-1) pushed the lead far enough to force a running clock on the Bulldogs, despite the fact that perennial power John Hardin had reached the regional finals for the seventh straight year.