Today's News

  • Titans show they are giants

    If the Collins boys’ soccer team’s 1-0 victory over then-No. 2 Trinity last Thursday night proves anything, Coach Scott Cress said, it’s that the program – like his team has been in the Top 25 this season – is on the rise.

    “It’s just showing the direction our program is moving,” Cress said. “Last year, when we beat a top twenty-five team, it showed we were a program on the way up. Now, [beating Trinity], it solidifies we’re a top program in the state.

  • County’s ag development cut down 7%

    Shelby Countians expressed satisfaction Friday when Gov. Steve Beshear’s office released the amount of the funding –  $325,224 –  that will go to the Shelby County Agricultural Development Foundation, Inc., to be made available to farmers.

  • News briefs: Oct. 3, 2012

    Bridge replacement complete

    and KY 1779 is open again

    KY 1779 in eastern Shelby County, closed several weeks for replacement of a bridge that was below state safety levels, has been reopened.

    State Transportation Cabinet officials said that the road reopened on Wednesday, but there was no announcement to the public because engineers did not pass the word forward for release.

  • MY WORD: Remembering Bob Logan, friend and hero

    Friend to all! That’s how I will always remember Robert (Bob) Dean Logan.

    Bob’s passing evokes many memories dating back to our pre-elementary school days. And they are all good.

    I never heard Bob speak an unkind word about anybody with the possible exception of

    UK football coaches through the years. He was an ardent fan of the “Big Blue” and never understood why UK football couldn’t rival UK basketball.

  • Indiana man killed in Shelby crash on I-64

    A collision Sunday night involving a dump truck working on the widening of Interstate 64 has taken the life of an Indiana man on his way to work in Lexington.

    Shelby County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers said Bryant A. Bloss, 80, of Newburgh, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene on I-64 after he drove his car into the back of the dump truck as it traveled eastbound just east of Simpsonville.

    The truck driver, Charles Hicks, 66, of Scottsburg, Ind., was not injured.

  • Heads or tails

    Predictions and proof were the key words recently in Melissa Hutchins’ room at West Middle School. The science students had to estimate how many water drops would fit on a penny and then actually conduct the experiment to prove their findings. Allison Isaac and Zamara Merida worked diligently on releasing the water from the eye-droppers with final results totaling as many as 70. Classroom discussion prompted calculations to see if the date of the penny mattered, or if it were heads or tails.

  • Cornerstone college prep

    Each year the guidance counselor hosts a college prep seminar for juniors and seniors and their parents at Cornerstone Christian Academy. The 2012 seminar included breakfast; informational presentations; and on-site college and career reps from Morehead, EKU, WKU, Georgetown, Kentucky Christian University, University of Kentucky, KHEAA, UPS and University of the Cumberlands.



  • Chapter 2: A prescription for better health

    “I can’t imagine what’s in the box,” Chloe said as we drove home from our appointment with Doc Albert.

    “Maybe it’s a bottle of pills or vitamins,” I suggested.

    “I thought about that, Woody,” Chloe said, “but Doc has never put our medicine in a big cardboard box and told us to wait until we get home to open it.”

    Chloe had a point. Judging from the way Mom and Dad were looking at each other, I knew they were stumped, too.

  • Shelby student named National Merit semifinalist

    Samuel Saarinen of Shelbyville, a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU, has been recognized as a semifinalist in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

    More than 1.5 million students entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Students are tested in math, critical reasoning and writing. The 16,000 Semifinalists honored are the highest-scoring entrants in their state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors.

  • Shelby students graduate from Cumberlands

    Jennifer Gilbert and Meredith Cook, both of Shelbyville, received the Masters of Arts degrees in education, with an emphasis in reading and writing, in the August graduating class at the University of the Cumberlands.