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  • Simpsonville OKs prescription card plan

     Simpsonville City Commission had a busy Tuesday night with several items on the agenda.

    Commissioners voted to endorse the Kentucky Rx Card program, which is a discount card program for individuals for prescription drugs.

    Ron McClish, pharmacist-in-charge at the Simpsonville Smith-McKenney, was at the meeting to answer any questions about the program.

    McClish said the card is a free program and covers almost all prescriptions.

  • EARLIER: Horse show: A soggy start

    It looked like it was going to be a good night for mudders – if Saddlebred shows had mudders – for the opening of the Shelbyville Horse Show.

    After heavy morning rains and a downpour again just after 5 p.m., the arena started to look like an oxbow lake. But show manager R. H. Bennett unplugged a pair of drains filled with sawdust on the inside of the arena, and the water started to disappear.

    “We had put down more sawdust to make it look pretty, and a lot of it washed down the drain,” Bennett said.

  • EARLIER: Shelby man dies in crash in Spencer

    A second Shelby County resident in less than a week has been involved in a fatal car crash.

    Demond E. Board, 34, of Shelbyville, was killed Friday afternoon in Spencer County in a head-on collision that sent five people to the hospital.

    The night before that, Robert Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville was killed in an accident on I-64.

  • Principal Harding resigns at Cropper

    Donald Harding has resigned as principal at the Education Center @ Cropper, ending his more than two decades as an educator.

    Harding cited family obligations tat led to his decision, which, he said, was “a difficult one but necessary. I wish my students and colleagues the very best.”

    He had served 16 of his 21 years in Shelby County, as a high school special education teacher, a high school administrator and, most recently, as the principal at Shelby County’s alternative school.

  • New Dorman Center director excited about job

    When the new executive director of the Dorman Preschool Center started July 1, it wasn't a new face the children, parents and staff had to get used to.

    Instead, it was Dana Marlin, who had  worked at the center in various roles for five and a half years.

    “I've been here for a while, so a lot of them have known me,” Marlin said.

  • EARLIER: Business owners see bright future for East End

    Ryan Ping is optimistic about the future for the eastern end of Shelbyville.

    Ping, who has owned the Sears store for two years, said that with a new judicial center, new Kroger Marketplace store and new bypass, he expects business to be a lot better in that part of town.

    “I like this place, I like this area, and I see it improving in the future,” he said.

    And with all the changes, officials are looking for the public's opinion on what they want to see happen in the east end of the city over the next several years.

  • Basketball star dies in interstate crash

    Rain-slick roadways are being blamed by police for the death Wednesday of an East Tennessee State basketball star on I-64 in Shelby County.

    Seth Coy, 19, a 6-foot-11 center for ETSU, was traveling westbound near the 38- mile marker at about 6 p.m. when he lost control of his 1997 Monte Carlo, Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said.

    "We believe that water in the roadway caused him to hydroplane and lose control," he said.

  • EARLIER: Preparation a smooth ride for Horse Show

    In what has truly been a group effort, the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show is set up and is ready to take on the masses that are sure to arrive tonight.

    “We’ve had so many people from so many wakes of life here involved in this,” said Pam Ray, president of the board of directors for the Shelbyville Horse Show. “Some of us have been doing it since it started, and this is our 20th anniversary.”

  • EARLIER: Horse Show: She creates those posters

    Shelbyville Horse Show Manager R. H. Bennett created the poster for the first show 20 years ago. But after that first year, he turned the job over to Lori Burress, an employee he described as “very artistic.”

    “I would do something and ask her how she liked it, and she would say, 'I like it, but I'd like to see a little more of this or a little more of that,'” Bennett said. “So I said, 'Fine, you got the job.' And she's taken it and run with it ever since.”

  • News Briefs: July 29, 2009

     Bus routes

    Shelby County Public Schools will mail its NOTEBOOK newspaper to each home in Shelby County on Aug. 6 so parents can have access to the bus routes. Posters will also be displayed at the schools. Students return to school August 13.