Today's News

  • Mouser wants to coach someday

    Look out, Jim Axline, Becca Mouser wants your job.

    Mouser, a Collins senior, signed to play softball at Spalding University last Friday in the high school’s library, and afterward she said she plans to major in secondary education with an intent to be a high school teacher and a softball coach, too.

    She smiled when asked if she’d come back to Collins one day to take over for Axline, the Titans’ current coach.

  • Kendall can cut it now with Midway

    During the past couple of years, when Shelby County softball coach Kelly Cable has had to cut players before the beginning of each season, she has pointed out Brittany Kendall.

    Kendall, the Rockets’ senior shortstop, was cut by Cable as a seventh-grader.

    The following year Kendall tried out again, this time making the team.

    Now in her second season as a starter at shortstop, Kendall’s comeback from being cut culminated last Friday, when she signed to play softball at Midway College.

  • Titans rebound in district opener

    The Collins baseball team’s bats got back on track – in a big way – Tuesday night.

    The Titans, who had lost two consecutive games after a program-best 9-game winning streak, slammed host Spencer County, 9-1, in their 30th District opener in Taylorsville.

    Collins (17-5, 1-0), which was held to four hits in its 8-1 loss at then-eighth-ranked Eastern last Friday and a season-low three hits in its 8-1 loss to Manual on Monday, pounded out 13 hits – including four home runs – in bombing the Bears (4-10, 0-2).

  • Noonan, Rockets walk off with victory

    Last season the Shelby County baseball team was outscored, 44-12, by district opponents not named Eminence.

    That was a fact that Rockets Coach Bart “Rudy” Roettger reminded his team of often in the offseason and one that wasn’t lost on him or his players after Jakub Noonan’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Shelby County a 2-1 victory over Anderson County on Tuesday night at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • Mason Lodges have a long history in the county

    There are a variety of active lodges in Shelby County. Their meetings and fundraisers show up in events listings, and you may know members.

    But the groups – unlike circles that support local entities – sometimes appear secret and even mysterious, with that being supported by legend.

    But they are hardly new.

  • SCHS program joins Collins with national certification

    The Shelby County High School’s Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences program received national certification this week.

    The program, which started at SCHS in 2010, offers courses in biomedical sciences, human body systems, medical intervention and biomedical innovation.

    Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization, which provides science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs along with a rigorous curriculum.

  • EARLIER: Simpsonville Outlet Mall: Residents seek public hearing

    The Army Corps of Engineers 1-month open public notice for a 60-acre site just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville closed Thursday under a cloud of secrecy from officials and a batch of requests from residents in that area.

    The property, located at the intersection of Buck Creek and Veechdale roads at the end of Exit 28 off of Interstate 64, is the proposed site of a 9-building, 355,000 square foot outlet mall facility owned by Horizon Group Properties.

  • New Business: Tylan Advertising

    Address: 3703 Mareli Road, Shelbyville


    Who We Are: Tylan Advertising is an award-winning advertising agency and graphic design firm serving the Kentuckiana area, dedicated to superior quality advertising, marketing, branding and graphic design.


  • Business Briefcase: April 27, 2012

    Webb named a top seller

    for RE/MAX in Kentucky

    RE/MAX recognized Barry Webb of RE/MAX Performance Realty in Shelby County as its  top performer in the Kentucky region at an awards ceremony in Louisville, KY.  Webb placed seventh in sales for Kentucky.

  • Shelby County gardeners get early start with spring planting

    “Well, it’s just about as ripe and juicy as you can get, and right off the vine, too,” he said, placing it in one of a row of baskets on a table on his roadside stand at 1744 Midland Trail.

    Although the weather might be a bit peculiar this spring, the stuff people want when it comes to garden-related items still seems to be running right on track, he said.