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Today's News

  • What we think: It's time for action on these issues

    We understand that during election season issues that have no immediacy will be placed on back burners by legislative bodies, allowing them to remain just warm enough to be alive but not gurgling and bubbling loud enough necessarily to be noticed.

    Members of those bodies campaigning for re-election are sensitive to decisions that may attract controversy, and they don’t want to see these campaigns waylaid by a vote on an item that just as easily could be done in December as August.

  • We congratulate: Those who finally opened the bypass

    We must in the sense of fairness today congratulate those who did the work, made the decision and, ultimately, took down the final barriers to open the Shelbyville Bypass.

    We have catcalled, cajoled and even cried a bit these past few years as the bypass construction moved a long at a pace that was both insensitive to local residents and insulting to taxpayers in general,

    But now the road is open, and all is right in the world.

  • EARLIER: Atmos: No reason for loss of pressure

    Atmos Energy officials haven’t yet been able to explain exactly why 750 customers north of Shelbyville lost service on Monday night, leaving hundreds to fight 15-degree temperatures without heat in their homes.

    About 80 of those customers remained without gas service Tuesday afternoon, though each affected home had been contacted and was awaiting a resident to be home for reconnection, a company official said.

  • New contract, award have RFC and guests flying high

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  • Collins 47, North Oldham 39:Key early victory

    As far as early season victories go, Saturday night’s was sizable for the Collins boys’ basketball team.

    The host Titans shut down 6-foot-7 North Oldham center Devon Rowan – one of the biggest, and best, players in the 8th Region – for a 47-39 victory.

  • We congratulate: One man's vision, all of your efforts

    We have praised Lee Bean, the minister at Dover Baptist Church, for his efforts to start a men’s homeless shelter in the county. He deserved that praise, and now he deserves a second helping.

    His Open Door of Hope has in one year found a way to move out of a cramped apartment in the downtown Shelbyville corridor into a full home with a yard that is located in an even more appropriate setting.

  • Shelby Energy submits its responses

     

    A group of concerned citizens and shareholders is starting to see what it perceives as advancements in its battle for transparency with Shelby Energy Cooperative.

    The co-op recently released written answers to questions posed to the board on Nov. 18, and on the heels of the board’s decision to accept nominations for its vacancy, the group seems to be placated for now.

  • School board to take up items it had rejected

    The Shelby County Board of Education will again try to find common ground with the district staff on academic honors recognition and booster club participation when they meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at East Middle School.

  • 8th Region Update: Dec. 3, 2010

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  • EARLIER: Rolling Ridge to elect new officers

     

    Residents in the Rolling Ridge development in Simpsonville who had been wanting more transparency from their homeowners association are about to take a big step toward getting that wish.

    The association has called a meeting for Jan. 6 to elect a new slate of officers, replacing the leadership that has been in place for five years under the embattled presidency of Bruce Irvin.