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  • ‘It’s time for this community to rise up and say, from this day forward, enough.’

    Wendy Palmer’s hand trembled as she held a letter from her son that he had written to her shortly before passing away from a heroin overdose last year.

    As she read his words from the steps of the courthouse about how much he wanted to clean up his life and make her proud of him, there wasn’t a sound from the crowd of nearly 2,000 that had gathered for the drug addiction awareness march Saturday.

    “I just need you to have faith in me and know that I am trying,” she read.

  • SHELBY COUNTY FISCAL COURT: County to lower property taxes

     

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL: Property tax drops for first time in 10 years

     

  • Shelby man dies in Virginia plane crash

    A Shelbyville resident was among the six victims killed in a plane crash in Virginia Friday.

    Robert “Bob” Ross, 73, was the owner of the 1969 twin-engine fixed-wing private plane and was providing free transportation for Lisa Borinstein, 52, her two kids Luke Borinstein, 19, and Emma Borinstein, 15 and a German exchange student, Maren Timmermann.  Ross’ friend William Hamerstadt, 64, piloted the flight from Shelbyville, Ind., to northern Virginia.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – Publishing unaudited report provides concern

    The Shelby County Board of education approved the unaudited financial report during their regular board meeting Thursday, but not before voicing concern. 

    Board member Andrew Cline shared his displeasure for a change in legislation requiring school boards to publish their unaudited report in local newspapers. 

    Cline said publishing the unaudited report shortly before the audited report is available could cause confusion. “There will be updated audited financial statements that go out in November,” he said. 

  • Step in the right direction

    March to Recovery

    WHAT:Drug addiction awareness event

    WHEN:Saturday, 10 a.m.

    WHERE:Starts at the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Midland Trail, participants will walk down Main Street to the former Shelby County Courthouse

    PARKING:Parking will be at the fairgrounds and First Baptist Church across the street

     

     

     

    By Lisa King

     

  • A place to call home

    A broad expanse of green grass, gently ruffled by a warm summer breeze, and a lone sunflower, still in its infancy, are the only features visible on a small vacant tract of land on 7th Street in Shelbyville.

    But a cozy little home also exists, although as yet, it lives only in the imagination of members of the Powell family, who will live there once the house is built by Habitat for Humanity in 2017.

  • Goodwin departs chamber

    Shelley Goodwin, president of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, is vacating her position for a new role as a workforce development coordinator.

    Goodwin said the newly established position has been in the works for a number of years.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION – Will consider Simpsonville zone change requests

    The Triple S Planning Commission will consider a zone change for nearly seven acres of property in Simpsonville when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington Street.

    Simpsonville Enterprises has filed the zone change request to the City of Simpsonville for property located on Shelbyville Road between Buck Creek Road and Meadow Ridge Drive from R-1 (residential - very low density), C-2 (commercial – neighborhood)and IC (interchange) to C-4 (highway commercial) on 6.68 acres. 

  • A big comeback

    Social media was overflowing Wednesday morning with images of students dressed in their back-to-school best as parents shared feelings of sorrow and excitement for their children’s first day of school.  

    Students shared similar feelings mixed with butterflies for what the new school year may bring, but most of the gloom and apprehension melted away as buses and cars and were greeted with smiles, high fives and hugs from excited faculty members.  One school literally rolled out the red carpet for its students.