Local News

  • Mini horse recovering after vicious attack

    Though moving painfully Princess, the miniature horse recently stabbed after being attacked by a dog, is slowly recuperating.

    William “Snake” Bruns said that he is keeping a close eye on the miniature horse he rescued 16 years ago, after she was first attacked Jan. 19 at his residence on Jail Hill Road by a pit bull and then again Jan. 23 by a person.

  • New art gallery opens today

    For the first time in nearly four years, Shelbyville will once again feature an art gallery on Main Street.

    Dogwood Art Gallery and Shops at Blue Gables on Main Street opens today, said Howard Griffith, chair of the Shelby Regional Arts Council.

    “The community has made a significant investment in making this possible because of the hope that the arts can bring about some renewal to the west end of Main Street,” he said.

  • Operation Care renovates facility to house women and children

    Bright, new furnishings, a spacious living room, modern kitchen and cozy bedrooms – even a lone tropical fish swimming serenely in his bowl in the bathroom.

    In a reception at the newly remodeled Omega House Friday night, select visitors were treated to a tour of the women’s shelter run by Operation Care and it’s new features.

    But the most important feature in the home is one that never changed.

  • BPLA building connections

    Seated at nearly a dozen tables at the Blair Center last week, public officials and business representatives from across Shelby County joined together with students from Shelby County Public Schools’ Big Picture Learning Academy for an informational luncheon on their potential collaboration.

    Lisa Rogers with Shelter Insurance, who hosted a Big Picture student intern during the program’s first phase, shared with attendees her experience and encouraged others to jump on board.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Non-partisan elections up for 1st reading

    When the Shelbyville City Council met last month, it pondered the idea of a non-partisan election and that conversation will continue Thursday when the council convenes for its regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street.

    During the previous meeting, several members quickly expressed support of establishing an ordinance to erase political party lines from the city council election– an idea that developed following a suggestion from council member Donna Eaton during an earlier meeting.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - District energy use dropping

    Nearly seven years of energy efficiency has meant a savings of more than $2 million for Shelby County Public Schools.

    Jon Swindler, facilities engineer for the district, shared with the board Thursday the annual energy management report and said the district has accumulated $2.4 million in savings from cost avoidance since 2010.

    Those savings were accrued through the reduction of Energy Use Intensity (EUI), which measures the energy use per square foot.

  • Super Snacking

    When the Falcons and the Patriots face off Sunday, it’s likely to be a record-setting day.

    But those records won’t necessarily come from the arm of Tom Brady or the hands and feet of Julio Jones, but rather in the comfort of our homes.  With our feet kicked up and plenty of snacks at the ready, Super Bowl viewers will consume a surprising amount of food and beverages this weekend.

  • Church objects to relocation of liquor store

    Cox's Smokers Outlet is in the process of remodeling the former Zaxby’s restaurant on Midland Trail for its new location, but members of the church next door say they object to its presence.

    “It’s a moral issue,” said Ronald Holder, pastor of Clay Street Baptist. “Everything they sell, we stand against it – we teach against people smoking and drinking.”

    In addition to tobacco products, the business, currently located in the Village Plaza shopping center, also sells beer, liquor and wine.

  • Wheels of progress

    Members of the Multipurpose Pathway Committee are urging the public to attend a meeting Tuesday night to provide input on the progress of the county’s proposed Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

    The meeting is the second of its kind. The first, in November, introduced the plan to the public, in order to garner input for bike and pedestrian pathways around the county.

  • Horse owner appeals to public after vicious attack

    The owner of a miniature horse that suffered horrendous wounds in two separate attacks is appealing to the public to help him find out who stabbed the animal so brutally that the knife broke in it the horse’s ribcage.

    William “Snake” Bruns said that his horse, Princess, a small miniature horse he rescued 16 years ago, was first attacked Jan. 19 at his residence on Jail Hill Road by a pit bull and then again Jan. 23 by a person.