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Today's News

  • Lady Titans on the map

    In a matchup between two schools  playing their first game in the KHSAA Sweet 16, the Southwestern Warriors defeat the Collins Titans 58-47. The Titans' season comes to a close, but head coach Sean Pigman said he can’t be more proud of his players with how they fought throughout the course of the game.

  • WHAT WE THINK: SCPS made sound decision to attend sessions, not stop school

    As educators descend on Frankfort again this week to fight for their pension rights, we’re proud that Shelby County Public Schools has a presence among our legislators.

    We’re also proud that SCPS found a way to help teachers and administrators have their voices heard while our students continued to get the education they deserve.

  • LIFE AND LANDSCAPES: The Dzungarian Gate

    By Ronald R. Van Stockum Jr.

    Timing is everything! And what it is not, location is.

    And here is the place, a 3,000-mile, nearly impenetrable chain of mountains blockading China from the rest of Eurasia – more than 1.4 billion people, and all looking to get out. Or at least to expand a little, like they did in 471 A.D.

    The Tian Chan Mountains

  • VAN STOCKUM: Close calls during World War II: Part 4; Guarding Onslow Beach, N.C.

    A few days after my replacement as Commander of the Marine Detachment of USS Wasp on 25 June 1942, the ship departed for the South Pacific, with my replacement, Marine Captain John Kennedy.

    Having been promoted to the rank of major, I spent the first two weeks of August 1942 organizing and establishing the Onslow Beach guard of some 150 men.

  • Finding her way

     As the Titans head to Rupp Arena for the KHSAA Girls State Basketball Tournament, Carson Murray knows as much as anyone what it means to be a team player.

    You may have noticed Murray, a senior, going out to get the Titans 8th Region Championship trophy in a Collins sweatshirt. Not over her jersey, though. Murray was in street clothes.

    Murray, who also plays softball, missed her entire junior season with an arm injury.

     

    An unlucky turn

  • Bracket busters

     For those traveling to Lexington and Rupp Arena Thursday to see the Collins Titans battle it out in the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16, let’s take a step back and take a look at the competition the Titans could potentially face.

    The first games tip off today in the top half of the bracket, which the Titans wouldn’t have to face unless they made the State Championship. Those games include: Knox Central vs. Scott County, Owensboro Catholic vs. Bethlehem, George Rogers Clark vs. Mercy, and Ryle vs. Murray.

  • Still not done

     As miraculous as the Titans Sweet 16 run has been, it is safe to say a moment this big on the court has been a long time coming for the five Titan seniors – Jeian Hayes, Mary-Clare Megibben, Trinity Warfied, Hallie Renfro and Carson Murray.

    Their playing time together didn’t start with their arrival at Collins, it started in the fifth grade, and some even sooner then that.

  • Size matters

     In its first game of the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16, the Collins Titans will match up against the Southwestern Warriors.

    The 29-5 Warriors are coming off a 68-54 win over Casey County in the 12th Region Championship.

  • Datebook - March 13, 2019

    This Week

    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Drive. For more information, call 502-321-7252 or 502-633-1839.

    Lions Club

  • SCPS closed March 8, will operate on a SnowGo Day

    Shelby County Public Schools is closed Friday, March 8 due to inclement weather and will operate on a SnowGo Day.

    Students will have work to complete, and teachers will be available at schools by phone and online.