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Today's News

  • A soccer-filled Saturday

    Two more Socceramas will take place Saturday in Shelby County.

    Collins will host its one-day boys' soccer spectacular beginning at 8 a.m. at Titans Stadium, while the Shelby County girls’ team’s event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Collins' boys start off the day by taking on Henry Clay, the 2010 state champion and 2011 state semifinalist. The extravaganza ends with a Collins vs. Shelby County alumni match at 8 p.m. Here is the complete schedule:

  • Collins volleyball routs Western Hills

    The Collins volleyball team bounced back from its season-opening loss with a decisive victory at Western Hills on Wednesday night, 25-7, 25-20, 25-20.
    For Collins senior defensive specialist Sarah Eades and sophomore rightside/outside hitter Sierra Shepherd served for eight aces and combined for 20 points. Meanwhile senior middle hitter Aaliyah Wells tallied eight kills and sophomore setter Keri Perdue dished out 17 assists. Eades and sophomore defensive specialist Miranda Kehrer also tallied 10 digs apiece, combining for 40 percent of the team’s total.

  • Rockets to rely on their 'D'

    Dogged defense could be the calling card of this year’s Shelby County girls’ soccer team.
    “Our goal is to keep the other team from scoring,” Rockets Coach Joe Turner said.
    Shelby County allowed three goals per game last season, when it went 8-14, but that number should decrease this fall due to the fact that the Rockets return several of their top defenders.
    “We’re concentrating on passing, receiving and defense,” Turner said.

  • Rockets hope for district title

    The Shelby County volleyball team is looking to continue its resurgence this season.
    The Rockets had a losing season in 2010, the first year of the school split, but bounced back last fall with a winning record, including their first victory over cross-town rival Collins.
    With four core players returning from a team that went 13-10, Shelby County looks primed to make a run at a fifth consecutive 8th Region Tournament berth.

  • Titans look to improve

    This season could – and Coach Terry Murphy said he believes it should – be the best yet for the Collins girls’ soccer program.
    The Titans’ first team went 9-8-2. The second improved upon that by one victory, going 10-9 last season. Collins returns almost every player who was on the field in the district tourney.

  • Court report: July 30, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    William T. Groves, fourth-degree assault minor injury and second-degree disorderly conduct – guilty – 45-day sentence and $144 costs.

    Brandon W. McMillan, operating on suspended/revoked operator's license and first-offense failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – guilty – 21-day sentence and $643 fine and costs.

  • Woman who wanted Myles arrested is jailed

    TAYLORSVILLE – A Taylorsville woman known in Spencer and surrounding counties for a failed attempt to have Family Court Judge John David Myles arrested has herself been arrested and charged with a felony – intimidating a participant in the legal process.

  • News briefs: Aug. 10, 2012

    Men’s shelter competing in Toyota vehicle give-away

    Lee Bean, executive director of the Open Door of Hope men’s homeless shelter, encourages the public to help the shelter win a new vehicle in a contest sponsored by Toyota.

    Toyota is giving 100 cars over 100 days to nonprofit organizations, and on Saturday only the public can visit www.100carsforgood.comto cast a vote.

  • I-64 ramp repair to begin next week

    The life expectancy of the dangerously abbreviated ramp from KY 55 onto eastbound Interstate 64 is about to be shortened.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Thursday that a $37.5 million widening project of I-64 from Exit 28 in Simpsonville to just east of Exit 32 would begin next week – and there’s a bonus.

    That work includes the reconstruction of the complete intersection and will address that short acceleration ramp that claimed two lives in 2010 and had been the focus of a public safety push since before then.

  • Business Briefcase: Aug. 10, 2012

    Shelbyville firm part of UK’s security project

    Biagi, Chance, Cummins, London, Titzer Inc. of Shelbyville is helping the University of Kentucky develop its plans to spend nearly $5 million to install the campus's first-ever comprehensive security system.