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  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – Transitional housing resolution back on the agenda

    What seemed to be a finished matter has found its way back onto the agenda.  When the Shelbyville City Council convenes at 6:30 this week at City Hall, 315 Washington St., they will again consider a resolution requesting that the Triple S Planning Commission hold a public hearing and make a recommendation for amending the Shelbyville zoning regulations to allow for a conditional use designation permitting transitional housing facilities to be located in the Limited Historic District.

  • Red, white and new

    4th of July events

    WHERE: Clear Creek Park in Shelbyville, The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Mount Eden Ruritan Club

    WHEN: Starting at 4 p.m. for Red, White and Boom in Simpsonville and 6 p.m. for Shake the Lake in Shelbyville, noon at Mount Eden Ruritan Club

    FIREWORKS: Shelbyville and Simpsonville will begin at dark, approximately 9:45-10

    COST: Red, White and Boom is free, and Shake the Lake is $3

  • Both July 4th celebrations moved to Friday

    Both of Shelby's Fourth of July celebrations have been moved to July 8 due to impending inclement weather.

    Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Director Chris Truelock said his celebration is rescheduled for July 8.

    The revised schedule is the following:

    * Shopping: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Food, drinks, treats: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    * Bouncies: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    * Live music starts at 7 p.m.

    * Fireworks show begins at dark

  • Woman thought to be in burning home is OK

    A Shelbyville woman whom fire crews thought was in her burning home when it caught fire Wednesday is OK, officials say.

    Teresa Stone’s home on Arbor Green Lane, located behind the Shelbyville Fairgrounds, however, is all but destroyed by the fire.

    Ben Ferris, stone’s father, said he was very relieved to discover that his daughter was not at home at the time of the fire.

  • A gift of kindness

    Chris and Kelley Wise beamed with pride while looking at their 5-year-son, Braxton, who was all smiles after having just made enough money during a family yard sale to buy a big item on his wish list.

    And it’s largely in part to the gift of a total stranger.

    Braxton Wise will be able to get his Xbox after setting the goal to raise the money starting with a lemonade stand at the family yard sale.

  • Counting is for the birds

    When John Mann goes to check on his birdies, he’s looking for a different kind than most at Persimmon Ridge Golf Club.

    Mann, who has lived at Persimmon Ridge with his wife, Claudine, since he retired 25 years ago, has been participating in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count for the past 13 years.

    As he waited Wednesady for some nearby golfers to tee off before starting up his golf cart to check on one of his birdhouses that are scattered across the club’s 90 acres, you could see the excitement in his eyes.

  • Summer interns for CUB

    Shelby County students Suzanne Gayle and Cameron Aldridge are participating in Citizen Union Banks 2016 Summer Intern Program.

    The program, in its third year, accepts two students from the Shelby County Public School system who will work at the bank’s main office.  They will be given assignments, projects and tasks, daily coaching, feedback and mentoring from CUB officers and department heads. 

  • Red, white and new

    What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than by spending time with our family and friends, gorging on delicious foods and, of course, blowing things up? In Shelby County, the celebrations will encompass all that and more.

    With just five days left until the big day, plans for the annual celebrations in Simpsonville and Shelbyville are both underway and park officials are eager to share all the excitement this year will bring.

    The fun will start at Clear Creek Park, 717 Burks Branch Road, Monday for the Shake the Lake celebration at 6 p.m.

  • Anglin announces intention to plea

    With a trial on the horizon, a former Shelby County Public Schools payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars announced her intention Monday to make a plea in the case.

    Benita Anglin, who was arrested August 2014 two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, will make a plea arrangement with prosecutors on the charges.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show

    There was plenty of horsing around at the 2016 Shelby County Fair Horse Show, but it was all in the spirit of equine competiveness.

    “The competition was pretty stiff – there were some really good horses, some defending world champions and, I’d say, ten or fifteen potential world champions, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, along with his brother, R.H. Bennett.

    The two show organizers had estimated that up to 350 horses would be competing, but numbers were actually above that, said Bennett.