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  • Datebook - May 8, 2019

    This Week

    Fitness at the library

  • Shelby County Democrats to host Collins Dinner

    The primary elections are on the way, and Shelby County’s Democratic Party wants its voters to go to the polls informed.

    The local party will host its annual Martha Layne Collins Dinner Friday, and it has packed the bill with party hopefuls for multiple offices.

    “So far, we have Rocky Adkins, Andy Beshear, Adam Edelen, Heather French Henry, Kelsey Hayes Coots, Michael Bowman, Josh Mers and Sheri Donahue,” Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Kathy Mason said.

  • A model Model T

    Gene Dukes has been working with his hands all his life, but he did not create one of his crown achievements until after he retired.

    The pristine 1927 Ford Model T that sits in his workshop today didn’t always look that way. When he first got ahold of the car, it looked vastly different.

    “A really good friend of mine called me and said that they had sold their house,” Dukes said. “His wife had gotten [the Model T] for him for his birthday, and now they didn’t have a place to put it.”

  • Chargers trounce Rockets 21-8

     After the first three innings of play, it looked like Bullitt East was the team celebrating a past state champion squad.

    The Chargers raced out to a 10-0 lead after three innings, as the Shelby County High School baseball team was rocked back on its heels. Bullitt East would go on to coast to the 21-8 win.

    Shelby got on the board with a Blake Cook RBI single in the third, but Bullitt East never slowed down. The Chargers put up four more runs in the fourth, pushing the lead to 14-1 before the Rockets showed some signs of life.

  • State Champs honored at Pollett-Bailey Stadium

     Members of the 1979 Rockets state championship team were honored Tuesday for the 40th year anniversary of their state championship before this year’s squad took on Bullitt East.

    Among those involved, Hubie Pollett, who coached the Rockets from 1974-1982 and was the skipper on the 1979 state championship team. Pollett’s name was merged with former coach Mitchell Bailey to make Pollett-Bailey Stadium.

  • Titans roll Flyers on Senior Night

     The Collins High School baseball team Wednesday sent its seniors out in style.

    The Titans raced past the Franklin Flyers 10-3 in a game called in the fifth inning due to lightning.

    The Titans came out swinging, scoring six runs in the first inning highlighted by a two-run single by Michael Hill and a two-run double from Lucas Banta.

    The Titans would tack on four more runs over the next two innings to stretch their lead 10-0. Tyler White and Drake Ballard joined the RBI party with their singles to help the Titans push their lead.

  • Titans crush Valkyries 13-1 on senior night

     The Collins High School softball team Wednesday made short work of visiting Sacred Heart, taking a 13-1 win on senior night in a run-rule shortened five-inning game.

    The Titans got off to a blazing start at the plate scoring six runs in the first inning contributed by a two-run homerun by Ella Staples and an RBI single from Allyson Long.

  • Scholarship started in Palmer's memory

    An annual scholarship fund has been set up in honor of a Shelby County High School baseball player who died earlier this year.

    The Angel on Third: Blake Palmer Scholarship Foundation was established in March in hopes of adding some light to an otherwise tragic situation.

  • Local woman has connection to Derby Poster artist

    When the most exciting two minutes in sports has wrapped, the artist behind this year’s poster will be celebrating in Shelbyville.

    Though Rhonda McEnroe, the poster’s creator, is from Owensboro, she has a local connection and has spent plenty of time in Shelby County and, according to sister Cheryl Hood, is looking forward to doing it again, starting with a Derby celebration dinner at Claudia Sanders’ Dinner House. 

  • Horace Brown: Feb. 10, 1936 - April 20, 2019

    Longtime Shelby County surveyor, birdwatcher and conservationists, William Horace Brown, passed away Tuesday morning.