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Today's News

  • Court report: January 18, 2012

    District court

    The following cases were heard by Judge Donna Dutton:

    Duggie William Brice, possession of marijuana and first-offense DUI – guilty – operator's license suspended for 30 days and $878 fine and costs.

    Adam Clay C. Childs, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and third-degree possession of controlled substance – drug unspecified – guilty – $644 fine and costs.

    Chelsi L. Coghill, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess – diversion completed – dismissed.

  • Datebook: January 18, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Simpsonville City Commission meets 8:30 a.m. today at Simpsonville City Hall.
    The West Shelby Water Board meeting is 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the office, 7101 Shelbyville Road in Simpsonville. Phone 722-8944.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

  • Puckett wedding

    Kimberly Lea Anne Copas and Ralph Edward Puckett were married Nov. 7, 2011 at Makena Cove, Maui, in Hawaii.

    Parents of the bride are Richard and Patricia Copas of Shelbyville. The groom is the son of Wayne and Peggy Puckett of Shelbyville.

    Rev. Alapaki officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    After the wedding, the couple visited the islands of Kauai, Kona and Oahu. They will reside in Shelbyville.

  • 50th anniversary: Loyd and Judy Poe Cheak

    Loyd Cheak and Judy Poe were married Jan. 9, 1962, at Waddy Baptist Church by Rev. James Smith.

    The couple has one son, Loyd Cheak Jr. of Finchville, and two daughters, Teresa Harris of Waddy and Melissa (Gill) Pullium of Graefenburg; three granddaughters, Cindy Harris of Franklin, Crystal Harris of Waddy and Brooke Cheak of Clay Village; and one step-grandson, Blake Pullium of Waddy.

    Judy Cheak is a retired office clerk from the Shelbyville Water and Sewer, and Loyd is a retired dairy and tobacco farmer.

  • 50th anniversary: Banta

    Jearld Dean and Mary Frances Lay Banta of Pleasureville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They were married on Jan. 24, 1962, in Shelbyville.

    They have six children, Mike (Susie) Banta of Bagdad, Judy Fallis of Shelbyville, Phyllis (Keith) Jamison of Eminence, Gary (Vicki) Banta of Pendleton, Scott Banta of Pewee Valley and Sheila (Todd) Lyons of Eminence. They also have 20 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

    There will be a reception 5 p.m. Saturday at the Bagdad Ruritan Club in Bagdad. All friends and relatives are invited.

  • Ann-Blair Thornton at Miss America pageant

    Miss Kentucky Ann-Blair Thornton (right), granddaughter of Bill and Ann Borders of Shelbyville, poses with her fellow winners of the 2012 Quality of Life Awards at the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas last week. More than 40 members of the Borders family traveled to watch Thornton, who did not make Saturday night’s semifinals. Other scholarship winners with her here are (from left) Miss Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger and Miss New Hampshire Regan Hartley.

  • Wowzer Mouser: 5-of-6 3-pointers power Titans

    After Collins girls’ basketball practice last Wednesday, senior forward Becca Mouser put up 100 3-point shots.

    Two days later that extra practice appeared to pay big dividends. 

    Mouser made 5 of 6 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 21 points to lead the Titans to a 50-30 victory over crosstown rival Shelby County this past Friday night.

    “Becca shot the ball lights out,” Collins Coach Phillip Conder said.

  • Sharks swim to good times

    Sixteen Shelby Sharks swam well during the weekend in the Carmel (Ind.) Swim Club’s 2012 Dollar/Thrifty Winter Invitational at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.

  • Titans overcome revved-up Rockets

    Collins boys’ basketball coach Chris Gaither’s objectives for his team entering Friday night’s showdown with crosstown rival Shelby County were fairly simple.

    “Our first three goals were – we get Brian Stone the ball,” Gaither said. “Our second three goals were – we get Dez Marshall the ball. Our third three goals were – to take care of the ball until we can pass the ball to Brian Stone or Dez Marshall.”

  • Shelby County School Board: Digital data boards help track students

    The Shelby County Board of Education rang in the New Year with its first meeting of 2012 on Thursday.

    The board opened by electing Eddie Mathis as its new chairman and Doug Butler as the vice chairman. After that and some recognition in honor of National School Board Month, the board quickly was down to work.

    The staff opened with a report on data boards, which are often discussed during meetings, especially those that involve test scores.