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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Collins makes late run for district title

    Thanks to a late rally that saw the Collins boys’ basketball team’s resiliency tested, the Titans (17-6, 5-0 district) can now add the 30th District Championship to its resume.

    The win did not come easily though, as Anderson County made Collins fight for every point, especially during the late stages of the 62-59 win.

  • Shelby dominates Atherton, 69-20

    There is no other way to describe Shelby County’s 49-point win over Atherton on Monday night other than pure domination.

    The Rockets (9-14) raced past the Rebels (10-15) on both ends of the floor, forcing Atherton to commit numerous turnovers and scoring easy baskets in transition.

  • Rockets furious rally falls short to Rebels

    The Shelby County boys’ basketball team got off to a slow start to begin the second half against Atherton, and that cold streak likely cost the Rockets a win in the 67-62 loss on Monday.

    Atherton came out of the break on fire, reeling off a 16-5 run to begin the third quarter and putting SCHS in a 48-29 hole.

    After a timeout, the Rockets would answer with a 10-0 run to close the quarter and the gap, and trailed 48-39 going into the fourth.

  • 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.

  • Kotheimer retiring after 4 decades

    Dr. Anita Kotheimer is a familiar face around Shelby County, and she very well should be after practicing medicine for nearly forty years.

    But now, at age 65, she says she is ready to take down her shingle, with plans to retire at the end of this month.

    “I’ve probably stayed as long as you can stay in medicine after thirty-six years of service,” she said with a chuckle.

    Since her latest contract is now up, she does not want to renew it because that would put her working into age 70.