Today's News

  • Collins girls’ gol preview: Titans still young but growing

    Under its new coach, Collins girls’ golf team will continue to focus on the present but also have an eye on the future.

    Once again this season the Titans will field a young team, with more than half its roster made up of middle-schoolers.

    “We have some younger players, but if they keep up with it, they’ll be strong,” first-year Collins Coach Jeff Stein said.

  • Real Estate deeds: Aug. 10, 2012

    June 13-17

    Greg and Jennifer L. Houchin to Travis B. and Kristy W. Cabell, 5.01 acres, Angel Farms, $220,000

    Norman T. and Shirley M. Ackerman to Gregory N. and Jennifer L. Houchin, Lot 43, Guist Creek Ridge, Section II, Phase 3, $167,900

    Lynn Wissman  and Lynn McMonagle to Gerald McMonagle, Tract 12, 5.06 acres, Floyd Farm, $191,700

    Eric and Allison Jenkins to Kelley and Kelley A. Adams, Lot 205, Persimmon Ridge No. IX, $445,000

  • Simpsonville pursues condemnation for sidewalk project holdout

    Attorney Bill Brammell, filling in for vacationing Simpsonville City Attorney Hite Hays, told the city commission at its meeting Wednesday that the city was moving forward with its condemnation proceedings on a parcel at 7026 Shelbyville Road.

    The lot, at the intersection of Shelbyville Road and 3rd Street (KY 1848), is the last remaining piece for the city to have all the easements to move forward with its Village Center sidewalk project.

  • Court report: August 13, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Bobby W. Brown, operating non-motor vehicle under influence of intoxicants – guilty – $218 fine and costs.

    Pamela R. Carey, failure to wear seat belts, first-offense failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance and failure to register transfer of motor vehicle – guilty – insurance monitoring for 12 months and $718 fine and costs, $400 conditionally discharged.

  • Simpsonville property taxes may grow by 4.8%

    The Simpsonville City Commission again is looking to raise its ad valorem property tax rate – but not as much as it did last year.

    Commissioners passed on first reading Wednesday a tax rate of 11.1 cents per $100 of assessed value, which is up 4.8 percent from the 10.6 cents of 2011 and up 9.6 percent from the .097 of 2010.

    That rate equals about $11.10 on property assessed for $100,000 and is a little more than half as much as the 9.3 percent increase in 2011.


    How is the rate set?

  • WICHE: How to preserve your garden's bounty

    I am getting ready to head back to U of L, where I teach two courses, so I really need to get organized!

    The garden is still producing, and time needs to be spent on turning some of the bounty into things that can be enjoyed during the winter months.

    I have had the dehydrator going everyday this last week drying apples, peaches and berries, cherry tomatoes and potatoes. Plus, there are predictions of rising food costs (ironically current reports indicate that grain and sugar prices are affecting prices now, and I don’t eat much of that!).

  • This week's schedule: Aug. 15, 2012


    6 p.m.:High school girls’ soccer, Shelby County at Atherton.

    7:30 p.m.:High school girls’ soccer, Collins at Meade County.


    5 p.m.:High school girls’ golf, Collins at Mercer County.

    5 p.m.:High school boys’ golf, Collins at Spencer County.

    5 p.m.:High school cross country, Shelby County at Collins All Comers 3K.

  • Sports Digest: Aug. 15, 2015

    SCHS girls’ golfers fade in Villa Madonna event

    The Shelby County girls’ golf team finished sixth out of 10 teams at the Villa Madonna Invitational this past Saturday.

    The Rockets carded a collective 357 in the more difficult of the two divisions, which only included three Kentucky teams. Massillon Jackson (Ohio) won with a 328, while one team from Sacred Heart Academy shot a 344 and another Valkyries squad fired a 345. Notre Dame Academy finished with a 352.

  • Rockets rally to district volleyball victory

    LAWRENCEBURG – Shelby County's volleyball victory at Anderson County Monday night really was as close as the final 2-point margin.

    But the perspective on what happened in the tiebreaker was much wider.

    Trailing, 6-1, with Anderson seeming to have everything going its way in the decisive game, Shelby County Coach Felicia Pace called timeout to give her team a very simple reminder.

    “I told them we have to have some backbone,” Pace said. “We were not playing with it.”

  • Post 37 slammed out Legion regional

    SUMTER, S.C. – The slumbering bats of Alabama state champion Tuscaloosa, Ala., woke up in a big way when Alec Adamczyk banged a grand slam off the top of the left field-wall in the top of the sixth inning, launching Post 34 to a 13-4 victory over Shelbyville Post 37 in an elimination game in the American Legion baseball Southeast Regional tournament at Riley Park on Friday.