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  • EARLIER: The show is ready to go

    When you have two decades to practice, putting on a combination quality horse show and prominent community event becomes a bit like second nature.

    But as learned as they are, the organizers of the annual Shelbyville Horse Show still don’t leave anything to chance.

    The 21st annual festival kicks off today with the first of four consecutive evening sessions, blending equine show performances with entertainment offerings that historically attract thousands of spectators to the fairgrounds.

  • EARLIER: Arraignment set for woman on embezzlement charge

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  • EARLIER: Horse show hardware has history

    Tucked away in the silver vault at Wakefield-Scearce, they come out just once a year.

    Shuttled to the Shelby County Fair Grounds, the 20 Shelbyville Horse Show perpetual trophies are put on display for one night, handed to their respective winners and then quickly taken back to the vault and locked away until their chance to shine the next year.

    Until now.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show results: Aug. 8, 2010

    From Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights

    Pos., Horse, Rider, Owner


    5-Gaited Ladies

    1. I'm Royalty Too, Rosemarie & Louis Fernandez

    2. Let's Roll, Jennifer Pitt, Jannie Giles

  • 100-degree temps boil Shelby
  • New program helping kids learn, grow

    Keeping kids off the street and occupied in a controlled environment is no easy task.

    And getting them off the street and getting them to learn during the summer is something every community struggles with.

    But Norris Beckley has had some success helping area kids this summer, and he's hoping to build off of it.

  • Simpsonville filling 2 openings in parks

    The Simpsonville Parks Department is looking for a couple of part-time employees and is  moving quickly to hire them.


    Commissioner Cary Vowels said at the city commission’s meeting on Tuesday that he had interviewed candidates for parks director and an administrative assistant, both part-time jobs.


    Denise Miller, the parks director for the past three-plus years, has given notice of her intention to leave as parks director sometime after the Simpsonville Fall Festival, which is Sept. 11.


  • Hospital sidewalk construction to begin next week

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  • News Briefs: Aug. 4, 2010

    Council meeting canceled Shelbyville City Council has scheduled its regularly scheduled meeting for Thursday night. The next scheduled session would be Aug. 19. In the meantime the council will conduct a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss Shelbyville Downtown Districts.

  • Shelbyville Horse Show Results, Aug. 4, 2010

    Class: 5-Gaited Amateur

    1. Break On Through, Bernice Cornette Living Trust, Laura Michelle Dozer-Elliot

    2. Lynn Williams, Golden Creek Farm, Mary Gaylord McClean

    3. CH Callaway's Banner Headline, Janet Kellett, Janet Kellett

    4. Don't Ask Me, Pleasant View Farm, Kelsey Price

    5. Thunderstorm Warning, Martha Pope, Lauren Pope

    Class: 3-Gaited Park Open

    1. Imperiaptor, Laurel Nelson, Mitch Clark

    2. Kalarama Shiraz, Drew Taylor Hewitt, Clark Clouse

    3. Harlem Divine, Luci Nouwens, Sam Stafford