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Today's News

  • Downtown burglary site of break-in

    Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a break-in at a downtown business.

    On Jan. 31, Sylvia’s Closet was broken into sometime between 4 p.m. Monday afternoon and when the business opened on Tuesday.

    The business, located on the 400 block of Main Street, was entered through the back door.

  • 100-year-old recipe: Keep moving

    Ann Harris pondered the question she has been asked repeatedly all week.

    “How does it feel to turn 100? Well, I don’t know, I’ve never been 100 years old before,” she said. “Sometimes I feel 100 and some days I feel 16.”

    Harris celebrated her milestone birthday last week with a party at First Baptist Church, where she is a member, surrounded by family and friends.

  • New Business: Mimi's on Main Barber Shop

    Address: 328 Main St., Shelbyville
     
    Who We Are:  Meshia Purtilar is the owner/operator of Mimi's on Main, formally the Phillips Barber Shop. She brings eight years of experience to her new shop, and she says she wants to keep the old-fashioned practices of the down-home morals of the barber-shop atmosphere.

    What We Do:  Mimi’s is like an old-fashioned barber shop, with straight razor shaving, neck shaves and cuts with old-fashioned style and walk-in service.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 4, 2011

    H. Barry Smith company
    expands services

    H. Barry Smith, Realtors and Auctioneers, LLC of Shelbyville has announced it is establishing an asset management division within the company to assist businesses, individuals, estates, municipalities and trustees in determining the valuation of assets and the best use and most profitable options to manage or dispose of these assets.

  • Top 10 financial resolutions for the new year

    The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are a time to eat, drink and be merry. Reality typically sets in on New Year’s Day, which leads to the traditional round of resolution-making.
    This year (in addition to pledging to eat better and exercise more), you may want to consider these 10 resolutions to help put your financial house in order.
    1. Think strategically about finances

  • Building Permits: Feb. 4, 2011

    ATT, 601 West Chestnut St., Louisville, cell tower building, 10,000 square feet, $190,000.
    Kroger, 311 Boone Station Road, sign, 90.11 square feet, $21,571.
    Eaton, 70 Kingbrook Hwy., Simpsonville, sign, 7.1x2.6-2 square feet, $4,500.
    Lisa Inman, 503 Knobview Dr., storage building, 250 square feet, $4,090.
    Jovetta Meredith, 4525 Eminence Pike, shed, 168 square feet, $1,200.
    Mary Quinn, 1030 Reed Lane, Simpsonville, barn, 7,200 square feet, $25,000
    Darrell Taylor, 831 Bass Lane, house, 320 square feet, $100.

  • Arts Briefs: Feb. 4, 2011

    ‘Snow Ball’ at SCCT
    The Shelby Count Community Theatre will present The Snow Ball, directed by David Pilkinton, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Feb. 18-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20. Tickets are $14 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students For reservations, call 502-633-0242.  

  • Deeds: Feb. 4, 2011

    Persimmon Ridge Golf Course to Persimmon Ridge Homeowners Association, Lot No. 235, $250,000
    Federal National Mortgage Association to Jack c. Brendenmuehl, Lot No. 100, Todds Station Phase II, $180,000
    Randall C. and Freda Stivers to Cindy Stivers, Lot No. 64, Charleston Sec. 2, $110,000
    Chet and Lindsay Guess to Jon and Stacia Coates, lot No. 92, Pesimmon Ridge, $368,000
    David J., Judy P. and James M. Henry and Russell and Carolyn McGehee to James M. Henry, Tract 13, Chesapeake Meadows, $65.000

  • Go Red Day is serious business

    You will see a lot of red around Shelby County today, in businesses, in schools and just on the streets.
    That’s because today is Go Red Day, a national day of elevating the message that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, a movement being embraced by businesses across Shelbyville.
    This national effort started on the first Friday of February – national heart month – spread nationally and rooted in Shelby County about six years ago, and you can see just on Main Street and at schools that this mission to educate women is spiraling.

  • Shelby student safely in U.S.

    As lawlessness and riots spread throughout Egypt’s capital city of Cairo Wednesday and Thursday during the protests against president Hosni Mubarak, one of Shelby County’s own was finally on her way to safety.

    Sana Saiyed, a Shelbyville native and graduate of Shelby County High School, was able to board her flight from Cairo to London on Wednesday, eventually returning safely to Boston, where she is a junior at Wellesley College.