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  • NEWS DIGEST: Sept. 10, 2014

    Chamber warns  of map scam

     

    The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is warning its members of a map scam.

    The chamber has stated that it is not working with Universal Associates to create a new county map or selling advertising space for one.

    According to an email from the chamber, “Universal Associates has indicated they are working with the chamber. We do not endorse, support or distribute any map other than the one we produce ourselves.”

  • Encore for arts center discussion

    Two years after the project was first discussed with the community, Shelby County Public Schools Superintendent James Neihof said he wants the board to make a decision in regards to a proposed arts center to be located at the 800 block of Washington and Main streets in Shelbyville.

    “We’ve been contemplating for some time, as a community, creating an arts center downtown. The school component of that would be arts education,” Neihof said.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Private street accepted into city road system

    The Shelbyville City Council Thursday voted to accept Trace Lane into the city road system, despite the fact that the road does not meet the city’s standards, and that the council turned down the request in 2007.

    Many residents on Trace Lane, made up of mainly senior citizens, expressed their frustration that they were financially responsible for any repairs needed on the road, saying that upon purchase, they were never made aware that the road was private.

  • Martinsville residents demand police presence

    After a shooting in Martinsville over Labor Day weekend, city residents are looking for answers.

    Residents of Martinsville attended the Shelbyville City Council meeting Thursday and noted a lack of police presence in the area.

    In anticipation of trying to curb crime in the Martinsville area, residents have arranged a meeting with Mayor Tom Hardesty, Shelbyville Police Chief Danny Goodwin, and members of the city council next week. 

  • Community benefit for child is Saturday

    Four year-old Colin Abbott is a happy, lovable, very bright little boy who should have an amazing future ahead of him.

    But because of a genetic disease that leaves children with a life expectancy of little more than 20 years, his outlook is bleak.

  • NEWS DIGEST: Sept. 5, 2014

    Bookfest donationsbeing accepted now

     

    The annual Shelby County BOOKFEST is only a few weeks away.

    Library patrons and others are urged to clean out attics, basements and bookshelves for new and pre-owned books, CDs, DVDs, and art objects which will make someone else very happy – although no encyclopedias or VHS tapes will be accepted.

  • Recent shooting has citizens rallying

    Although crime statistics show that violent crime did not increase last year, there is still too much of it being committed in the city, some Shelbyville residents say.

    The latest violent episode, a shooting on Labor Day in Martinsville – one such area of concern – has got residents up in arms.

    People were angry before Monday’s shooting, in which a father and son have been charged with attempted murder – the victim is still hospitalized – and that event seems to have spurred a call for action.

  • Water company amendment finalized

    At Tuesday night’s meeting of the Shelby County Fiscal Court, magistrates passed a resolution making official a plan amendment for the sewer service area to include the new Bulleit Distilling Co. distillery on Benson Pike.

    Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Manager Tom Doyle presented a plan amendment regarding the sewer service area in order to provide sewer service for the construction of Diageo’s new distillery to be built on 300 acres on Benson Pike.

    Doyle said the expansion only includes the distillery.

  • Powerful professional mom

    As the Director of Marketing for the KFC Yum! Center, Sandra Kendall has accomplished a lot at the young age of 33.

    “I’ve been promoting for KFC (Yum! Center) since they opened,” she said.

    As the marketing director, Kendall is responsible for all things public relations related for the fifth largest arena in the nation including updating social media, advertising and event marketing.

    And the Shelbyville mom of two was recognized for her accomplishments this month in Today’s Woman magazine.

  • Southville Day makes a comeback

    Home to a church and a small grocery store, the quiet town of Southville will be unusually booming Saturday as Salem Baptist Church hosts Southville Day.

    Nestled between Mount Eden, Waddy, and Finchille, the Southville community decided to bring back the old gathering tradition.

    “We used to do this years ago and the community really loved it, so we decided to bring it back,” Southville Day Chairman Peggy Whitaker said.

    The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4:30, with entertainment, activities, games and events offered throughout the day.