Today's News

  • Karas is brightest star in the field

    In track & field you need numbers to have success.

    Collins Coach Jerry Lucas has one, and he hopes that will lead to the other this season.

    “I think by the end of the year we’ll have strong boys’ and girls’ teams,” said Lucas, who had more than 90 on his roster early last week. “A lot of them don’t have a lot of track and field experience, but we’ve got some pretty good athletes.”

  • Rebuilding year’s goals: ‘Have fun’

    The Shelby County girls’ tennis team returns only a twosome from among its top players on a squad that finished 17-3 last season.

    “It’s going to be different,” Rockets Coach Marc Johnson said. “I just hope the girls have fun. We’re not going to worry about wins and losses.”

    This year’s Rockets’ team will be led by Micah Broughton and Patty Dempsey, both of whom were vital members last year.

  • Young coach adds excitement for Rockets

    What the Shelby County boys’ tennis team may lack in experience this season it will likely make up for in youthful exuberance.

    Twenty-three-year-old Aaron Bissmeyer, a 2005 graduate of St. Xavier High School, will guide the Rockets this spring.

    “We’re a young team, but we still have high expectations,” Bissmeyer said. “We’re looking to turn some heads.”

    Bissmeyer will look to senior Michael Karas to lead the way.

  • Not much experience on new team

    The Collins boys’ tennis team enters its first season with a decent-sized team, but with only a duo’s worth of experience.

    The Titans have a pair of players who have played at the high school level – juniors Hunter Purnell and Sam Rathke.

    Coach Ken Cates looks for those two to lead the way, along with a senior who has swiftly picked up the sport.

  • New team has regional hopes

    The Collins girls’ tennis team has small numbers but sizable expectations this season.

    “I expect us to be competitive if we can keep everybody healthy,” Titans Coach Judy Cates, the mother of boys’ coach Ken Cates. "I feel like we can put three pretty good courts out there and I feel like the other will improve along the way."

  • Church, community help Puckett with new van

  • Engagement: Brown-Smith

    Timothy and Julie Brown of Simpsonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Brown of Shelbyville, to Jerome Smith of Shelbyville. He is the son of Bill and Janie Akins of Mason, N.C.

    Brown is a 2003 graduate of Shelby County High School and is a hairstylist at Great Clips. Smith is a 1987 graduate of Halifax County High School in Virginia and is a stock person for the distribution center at Kroger.

    The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. April 30 at Simpsonville Baptist Church.

  • Engagement: Radcliff-Dowell

    Chuck and Tammie Radcliff of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Alexandra Radcliff of Shelbyville, to Matthew Wescott Dowell of Meade County. He is the son of Alan and Christy Dowell of Elizabethtown and Robinn and Barry Barmore of Louisville.

    The wedding will take place at 2:30 p.m. May 21, 2011 at Holly Hill Church of Christ in Frankfort.

  • Engagement: Schlientz-Stapleton

    Elizabeth Schlientz of Louisville and Dr. James Stapleton of Simpsonville announce their engagement.

    Schlientz is originally from Long Island, N.Y., and is a CPA project manager at Humana in Louisville.

    Stapleton is the owner of Shelby County Chiropractic in Shelbyville.

    He proposed on Feb. 4 in Central Park, and the couple plans to marry at the Church of the Annunciation in Shelbyville on Oct. 15, 2011.

  • Schools to consider expanding summers

    After a successful summer school expansion that focused on literacy in first- and third-grade students last year, Shelby County Superintendent James Neihof will ask the Shelby County Board of Education to help fund an even bigger undertaking at Thursday's 7 p.m. meeting at Southside Elementary.