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  • “This isn't T.V., this is for real”

    A police pursuit Tuesday afternoon that included both car and foot chases, a stolen truck ramming into a patrol car, a car jacking, a tasing episode and a wildly struggling arrest attempt captivated travelers through the east end of the Shelbyville.

    And while it may have seemed like it came straight from a movie, officials said it was anything but cinematic.

    “This isn't T.V., this is for real – it was pretty scary for everyone involved,” said Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County grant would provide EMS equipment

    The county has applied for a $300,000 grant that would allow for the purchase of some new EMS equipment.

    The money would come from a federal grant called the Assistance to Firefighters Grant, administered by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency).

    Grants may be applied for annually, but Shelby County did not receive a grant last year.

  • Institute challenges teachers to rethink

     

    This week, educators from six districts in the state attended a Thinking Strategies Institute hosted by Shelby County Public Schools.

    Approximately 70 teachers and administrators from Shelby, Franklin, Tremble, Henry, Spencer and Gallatin counties spent four days learning about thinking strategies, visiting lab classes in Shelby County that are currently implementing thinking strategy skills, and putting their knowledge into action.

  • Blue Gables renovations, slow but progressing

    The old Blue Gables Motel has sat vacant for more than five months as the Shelbyville Preservation Group has been working on plans to restore the historical building.

    When the group obtained the property in June, members of the non-profit organization anticipated moving store vendors and artisans in the units by this fall.

    However, it appears the building will continue to go unused through the remainder of the year, as little remodeling work has taken place thus far.

  • Practice makes perfect

    After six attempts, Collins High School senior Ryan Renfro earned a perfect score of a 36 on the American College Test this past October.

    Renfro took his first ACT exam in 7th grade as part of the Duke TIP program, and scored a 24, which is better than the state and district average, which are both just about 19.

    He then took the test five additional times in high school, earning a 33 two times and a 35 twice before finally reaching the perfect 36.

  • Reluctantly letting go

    At 84 years of age, attorney Ted Igleheart has reluctantly decided to retire after 57-years of practicing law.

    Igleheart will close up shop at the end of the year, but he plans to finish any pending cases from his home.

    Practicing law has been a lifelong passion for Igleheart, but he says time is taking its toll.

  • Shelbyville Christmas Parade is Saturday

    On Saturday the streets of downtown Shelbyville will be filled with the sights of the season as Shelby County, the City of Shelbyville and the Shelby County Fire Department host the annual Christmas Parade.

    This year, due to the possibility of inclement weather, the parade time has been altered to begin later than usual.

  • Inside the new Shelby County Recycling Facility

    Shelby County’s new solid waste facility, the Shelby County Recycling Facility, opens Tuesday, and with it comes not only a new location but also a few new features. Use this map and description each spot to be prepared for your first trip the center on Windhurst Way.

    Station No. 1: Recycling Drop Off

  • New solid waste facility to open next week

    In late October county officials announced that the opening of the new Shelby County Recycling Facility would be delayed until the beginning of 2015, but they now say that not only will it open next week, but also that people can dispose of their trash for free until January.

    109 Board Chair Rusty Newton had said that the delay was due to a problem with the scales kiosk; an additional piece of equipment was needed to make it operational so that people could pay for trash disposal, and the equipment had to be ordered and installed.

  • Fire on Benson destroys home

    A family left homeless after a late night fire Friday is doing OK, although there were some scary moments during the blaze.

    “Nobody got burned, but about four minutes after we got out, the house was just caving in,” said John Jones. “We got out with just the clothes on our backs, and it was so cold that night.”