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  • Christ Community Church opens second location


    This Sunday, a local church will be launching its second location with the opening of a new church in the heart of Shelbyville.

    Blake Lawyer, pastor of Christ Community Church in Governors Square said that he and the entire congregation is exciting about the opening of the new location at 1900 Midland Trail, across from Hardees restaurant.

    Bobby Carnes, pastor, will lead the service, which begins at 10 a.m..

  • Drone launch in Shelby to aid economic development

    Tuesday was perfect lazy summer day for listening to the drone of insects out in the countryside, but on a large tract of land off Isaac Shelby Drive and near the Norfolk Sothern Railroad it was the drone making the noise.

    Officials with the railroad gathered there in late morning with economic development officials, along with members of a select engineering firm to launch three drones, two large ones and one smaller in size.

    The goal?

  • Documentary being filmed today in Shelby

    A local film company is working on a documentary today about a woman acclaimed for singing the national anthem at prominent events in all 50 states.

    The documentary chronicles the two-year journey of Long Island native Janine Stange on her quest to be the first person in history to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in all 50 states, said Jefferson Moore, co-owner of Kelly’s Film Works along with his wife, Kelly.

  • Growing the gables

    Located along the flowing business traffic on Main Street sits a building flushed with potential, but like many years before, The Shoppes at Blue Gables often passes our peripheral, rarely catching our gaze.

    Renovations, new landscaping and paint jobs have certainly turned the once haggard apartment complex into a rejuvenated open market with artisans and small storefronts, but as the stores fill to near capacity, there is still one portion of the city’s dream that is unfulfilled lacking: the public’s attention. 

  • Shooting the moon

    Local photographic historian Jim Cleveland has spent much of his life gathering, studying and sharing the history behind countless images snapped through the region. 

    An active member of the Shelby County Historical Society, Cleveland recently gave a talk at the Shelby County Public Library about the 1869 eclipse that was well observed and photographed in Shelbyville.

    And now, nearly a century and a half after that phenomenon, Cleveland is hoping to make his own photographic history on Aug. 21 by capturing the solar eclipse.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Gribbins farm back on agenda

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, commissioners will consider an agricultural plat for the Gribbins Farm on Steve Wood Road. 

  • Total eclipse of the heartland

    Generally when the atmosphere grows cold and dark, it sets the scene for an ominous and unpleasant occasion. However, in just ten days, many will stop in awe to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astrological phenomenon that will do just that.

  • Dignity and poise

    It's time again for the annual Distinguished Young Woman competition, but this year, officials, say, all the participants will be from Shelby County only.

    The six young women from Shelby County can earn thousands of dollars in college scholarships at the upcoming program Saturday at Shelby County High School.

    The winner will represent Shelby County at a state competition in January.

  • Creek smells

    After questions from concerned canoers on Clear Creek about a foul smell near the wastewater treatment plan on Kentucky Street, officials say there is nothing to worry about and that the smell, while not perfect, is harmless.

    In fact, it's kind of natural, given the nature of wastewater, said Bill Bryant, manager of the Shelbyville Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    "I have never smelled any [solid waste] that smelled like roses," he said.

    The smell, however, isn’t an indication of pollution going into Clear Creek near Red Orchard Park.

  • Straight from the horse's mouth

    Despite a potentially major glitch, or perhaps you could say, hitch, before the show even began, the Shelbyville Horse Show turned out to surpass the expectations of both organizers of the event and those who attended.

    "It's been wonderful – the weather's been great and the quality of the horses is just tremendous," said show manager R.H. Bennett. "I think this has been the best horse show that we've had since we started."