Today's News

  • Shooting the moon

    Local photographic historian Jim Cleveland has spent much of his life gathering, studying and sharing the history behind countless images snapped through the region. 

    An active member of the Shelby County Historical Society, Cleveland recently gave a talk at the Shelby County Public Library about the 1869 eclipse that was well observed and photographed in Shelbyville.

    And now, nearly a century and a half after that phenomenon, Cleveland is hoping to make his own photographic history on Aug. 21 by capturing the solar eclipse.

  • Total eclipse of the heartland

    Generally when the atmosphere grows cold and dark, it sets the scene for an ominous and unpleasant occasion. However, in just ten days, many will stop in awe to witness a once-in-a-lifetime astrological phenomenon that will do just that.

  • TRIPLE S PLANNING COMMISSION - Gribbins farm back on agenda

    When the Triple S Planning Commission convenes for its regular monthly meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Stratton Center, commissioners will consider an agricultural plat for the Gribbins Farm on Steve Wood Road. 

  • Growing the gables

    Located along the flowing business traffic on Main Street sits a building flushed with potential, but like many years before, The Shoppes at Blue Gables often passes our peripheral, rarely catching our gaze.

    Renovations, new landscaping and paint jobs have certainly turned the once haggard apartment complex into a rejuvenated open market with artisans and small storefronts, but as the stores fill to near capacity, there is still one portion of the city’s dream that is unfulfilled lacking: the public’s attention. 

  • Drone launch in Shelby to aid economic development

    Tuesday was perfect lazy summer day for listening to the drone of insects out in the countryside, but on a large tract of land off Isaac Shelby Drive and near the Norfolk Sothern Railroad it was the drone making the noise.

    Officials with the railroad gathered there in late morning with economic development officials, along with members of a select engineering firm to launch three drones, two large ones and one smaller in size.

    The goal?

  • Documentary being filmed today in Shelby

    A local film company is working on a documentary today about a woman acclaimed for singing the national anthem at prominent events in all 50 states.

    The documentary chronicles the two-year journey of Long Island native Janine Stange on her quest to be the first person in history to perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” in all 50 states, said Jefferson Moore, co-owner of Kelly’s Film Works along with his wife, Kelly.

  • District unveils Profile of a Graduate

    Four years ago Shelby County Public Schools rolled out its measurement of success called the Strategic Leadership Plan.  The 4-year plan measured the district’s work toward achieving goals in five areas: Globally Effective Students, 21st Century Professionals, Healthy and Responsible Students, Leadership Innovation and 21st Century Support Systems.

    During its implementation, much of the district’s work was centered on the SLP.

    So with that plan wrapping up, the district got to work in November comprising a new system.

  • Straight from the horse's mouth

    Despite a potentially major glitch, or perhaps you could say, hitch, before the show even began, the Shelbyville Horse Show turned out to surpass the expectations of both organizers of the event and those who attended.

    "It's been wonderful – the weather's been great and the quality of the horses is just tremendous," said show manager R.H. Bennett. "I think this has been the best horse show that we've had since we started."

  • Shelby Energy to have rate increase

    When customers served by Shelby Energy get their next electric bill, they will notice that is more than usual.

    That's because the company instituted a rate increase that went into effect last week, said Debbie Martin, CEO of Shelby Energy.

    "We have approval from the Public Service Commission effective July 31," she said. "That will be prorated on the number of days of service that applies to this first billing. It will go into effect for the full percentage on the next billing."

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: City to lower tax rate four 4th straight year

    For the fourth-year in a row, Simpsonville residents will have a lower tax rate.

    At its meeting Monday night, the Simpsonville City Commission approved a tax rate that is 2 tenths lower than the current rate.

    The new rate of .096 cents per $100 of assessed value replaces the current rate of .098.

    “This is the fourth-straight year we’ve lowered them,” said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton.