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Today's News

  • Hornback’s, Eaton's contributions increased

    Final campaign contribution reports for the November election were submitted this month, and there were some big changes in the final tallies for Shelby County's 20th District state Senate race.

    Republican Paul Hornback won the race for the seat and the fundraising total.

    For the 15 days before the election state campaign finance report, Hornback and Democrat challenger David Eaton were nearly neck-and-neck, with Hornback earning about $45,000 to Eaton's $43,000.

  • Bettie ‘Susie’ Saunders: 1924-2011

    Anytime a string ensemble comes together in Shelby County, it's likely that somewhere behind it all is a tie to Susie Saunders.

    Known best for starting the orchestra department at Shelbyville High School more than 50 years ago – and continuing it at Shelby County High after the merger in 1976 – Bettie Jane "Susie" Saunders died Tuesday at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville at the age of 86 after battling an illness.

  • SOUDER: Drowning in a sea of red

    If you are familiar with the biblical story of Moses leading the people of Israel through the Red Sea (or at least have seen Charlton Heston do it in The Ten Commandments), you know that miraculous event ended with the entire Egyptian army being drowned in the Red Sea.
    As I follow the news lately, I am concerned that a similar catastrophe is barreling down the tracks at us, and like the Egyptian army, and more recently the country of Greece, we are in danger of drowning is a sea of red (ink).

  • Sheriff's Reports Feb. 4, 2011

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  • Grand Jury Indictments Feb. 4, 2011

      Charles Boswell, of unknown address, was indicted for theft of identity, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, third-degree escape, third-degree escape attempt, no license in possession, operating a motor vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle with excessive window tint, operating a motor vehicle with an obstructed windshield, distributing tobacco products to a minor and being a persistent felony offender.

  • 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