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Today's News

  • Bridge repair to close Benson Road to school traffic

    If you live in the northeastern corner of Shelby County and your students usually drive or take a bus to school via Benson Road, you better begin planning alternative routes and a slightly different schedule.

    The bridge replacement project in the Hatton community along Benson, which was to be concluded by Aug. 1, now won’t get under way until Monday, meaning the road soon will be closed to through traffic for some of the first few weeks of school.

  • Titans back on their home turf

    Monday morning might as well have been Christmas morning for the Collins football team.
    Around 7 a.m. the Titans gathered around the back gate of the fence that surrounds their multipurpose, turf athletic field like children at the top of the stairs on Dec. 25 waiting to be given the go-ahead.
    There was just one little problem – they couldn’t get the gate unlocked.
    Following a few anxious moments the barricade was finally opened, resulting in a flood of exuberance.

  • Youthful Titans have same old goals

    In its first two seasons, Collins’ volleyball team has won a pair of district titles.
    And although this third Titan team features many new names and several young faces, the outlook remains unchanged.
    “We hope to be district champs three years in a row; that’s our goal,” Collins Coach Abbey Buchert said. “Expectations are still the same.”
    The Titans graduated four senior starters off last season’s 19-10 team that lost to Oldham County in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Slaughter inks deal with French team

    Former Shelby County High School and Western Kentucky University basketball standout A.J. Slaughter has signed to play professionally with Cholet in France next season.
    Slaughter announced his decision Saturday on Twitter.
    “So I decided to take my talents to……..hold on give me 5 min,” he wrote Saturday before following that up with: “Blessed and excited to say I will play in FRANCE this upcoming season for Cholet!!! Thanks for all the support and love !!!!! God is Good.”

  • Key brings her horse artistry to Gallery

    The Gallery at Shelby Artists on Main has added a new featured artist.

    Kitty Key, a native of Louisville who has spent time in Dallas, is showing her inspirational works of horses, children, and nature at the gallery.

    Key is a longtime rider and a past director of the Kentucky Cutting Horse Association (KCHA). "Making The Cut," an acrylic painting depicting the cutting Quarter Horse in action, was one of only 30  pieces selected from 215 entries worldwide for the 1991 EquiFestival of Kentucky.

  • Real Estate deeds: Aug. 3, 2012

    June 1-5

    Richard W. Paul and Judith Lynn Cruz to Richard W. Paul & Judith Lynn Cruz Trust, 6.99 acres, Kaze Farm, $1 and considerations

    Jackie and Laura Finfrock to Nicholas W. and Kara M. Keeton, Tract 13, Pilcher Road Farms II, $106,000

    Brian D. Laird and Danita Fentress Laird to Gregory J. and Alisson Louann Kreitzer, Lot 119, North Country, Section IV, $175,000

    Federal National Mortgage Association to Timothy and Laura Ramsey, Lot 113, Cardinal Club Estates, $299,000

  • Pleasureville pool room is true family business

    PLEASUREVILLE – Bond’s Hall in Pleasureville isn’t just a pool hall; it’s an institution.

  • Students in the accelerated academy program

    The second year of Accelerated Academy classes will begin when school starts Wednesday. This incoming group of freshmen joins sophomores who decided to remain in the program, which is designed for those students who met specific academic requirements. If they graduate the program, they earn 40 college credit hours.

     

    Collins High School

  • WICHE: Watch for bagworms on your evergreens

    Who among us is guilty of not noticing something until it’s too late? Yes, all of a sudden there is nothing left of your blue spruce or arborvitae. Bagworms have been munching on the needles for weeks, and we wonder how it all happened.

    Well, they are at work right now, so go outside and take inventory of your evergreens because that’s what the bagworm likes the most. Now is the time they do their damage unless we put a stop to it.

  • News briefs: Aug. 1, 2012

    I-64 eastbound lane near Simpsonville to be closed today

    The right eastbound lane of Interstate 64 at the Connor Station Road overpass in Shelby County, about three miles west of Simpsonville, will be closed today for repairs to the bridge. The work is scheduled to be closed between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

    You can dial 511 or log on to 511.ky.gov for the latest in traffic and travel information.