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Today's News

  • Smith-Berry Winery wins big at San Francisco event

    NEW CASTLE – Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery in New Castle recently swept the 2012 San Francisco Chroniclewine competition, earning a silver medal for the Single Barrel Select American Oak and a bronze medal for the 2007 Zinfandel, as well as a bronze medal for the 2008 Kentucky Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Woody: Jan. 20, 2012

    This is this is the ninth in a series of literacy enhancement articles that appear biweekly in The Sentinel-News.

     

    Chloe convinced me not to dial 911. "Our computer, television and furniture are all here," Chloe pointed out. "Remember what Mom said about not jumping to conclusions before gathering all the facts."

  • 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.