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Rickie Floyd said he likes being a firefighter so much that he did it for free for the first five years.
That kind of dedication is just part of the reason that Floyd, now with the Shelbyville Fire Department, was named the Shelbyville Employee of the Year for 2011.
"They left me speechless," Floyd said. "I usually talk a lot, but I didn't know what to say on that."
Floyd started with the fire department in 1987 as a volunteer and finally got on fulltime in Feb. 1992.
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Collins High School cheerleaders held their first House of Trees fundraiser for Relay For Life on Saturday.
Jerilyn Hanks, cheerleading coach and special education teacher at Collins, said the event brought in $900 from the sale of 15 decorated Christmas trees that were on display at the school’s cafeteria.
“We were pleased with our first time, and we will definitely hold it again next year,” she said.
Even if you think it’s a bit early for the Christmas decorations that now adorn stores, a new event on Saturday will allow to begin your personal holiday celebration early.
In a new twist on a popular concept to raise money for cancer, the first House of Trees will be going all day Saturday in the cafeteria at Collins High School.
Organizations and teams decorate trees in unique themes, and the public can bid to buy them in a silent-auction-type format.
With more than 1,600 U.S. students earning Fulbright Scholarships this year, Jack Galloway didn't think he was a sure thing when he filled out his application.
"The Fulbright application process takes a lot of energy and patience," he said. "It's a very competitive program, and I can only say that I am deeply honored and excited by the opportunity."
But Galloway, a native of Shelby County, did earn one of those spots, joining an exclusive club of 294,000 who have earned the Fulbright, 110,000 of whom are from the United States.
She’s been described as a “good witch,” and those who see her around town this week will surely agree.
Every year, the entire week leading up to Halloween, Linda Ethington gets all decked out in her witch garb whenever she goes anywhere, even to the grocery store, she said.
“Everybody knows I’m crazy, and they just love it,” she said with a giggle.
What happens when you come home and see a window busted out, maybe a door slightly ajar or something out of place?
Of course, you call the police, but unless you live on Main Street in Shelbyville, between 5th and 3rd streets, it's going to take a few minutes for help to arrive.
If you are a registered gun owner, especially one certified to carry a weapon, you may be inclined to investigate on our own.
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