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Today's News

  • Business Briefcase Sept. 24, 2010

     BBB alert for job-hunter scams

    With the unemployment rate still hovering around 10 percent, the Better Business Bureau has issued an alert to warn job hunters to beware of scammers preying on the unemployed.

  • SOUDER: One family’s pursuit of the Call of the Wild

    Last weekend my family went camping.

    Now, I am aware that there are those who love the great outdoors. For those people, the sights, sounds and smells of nature are the closest things to heaven on earth that they can find.

    There are those that love to camp in tents, to be at one with creation, to go to sleep with the sound of the crickets and frogs in their ears and wake to the feel of the dewy grass under their feet.

  • Building moratorium headed for 7th Street

    The Shelbyville City Council is continuing to crack down on 7th Street.

    As the city, county and Triple S Planning Commission continue to study the corridor up to the entrance of Clear Creek Park, the city has started the process of placing a building moratorium on its portion of the area.

    At Thursday's meeting, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance that will postpone any building and demolition permits, zoning map amendments and development plans for the area.

  • WICHE: Managing the drought conditions

    It has not been a very forgiving summer when it comes to the heat, but what is of more concern to us now is the lack of rain.

    Some are in the throes of a severe drought, other threaten soon t be put on the list. If you are among them, I hope you have started to water, because we are seeing some unfavorable conditions for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

    So, how much is enough when it comes to water? Well it depends on the plant.

  • WICHE: Managing the drought conditions

    It has not been a very forgiving summer when it comes to the heat, but what is of more concern to us now is the lack of rain.

    Some are in the throes of a severe drought, other threaten soon t be put on the list. If you are among them, I hope you have started to water, because we are seeing some unfavorable conditions for newly planted trees, shrubs and perennials.

    So, how much is enough when it comes to water? Well it depends on the plant.

  • EARLIER: Home of murder suspect burns down

    Fire investigators are citing arson as the possible cause of a fire that burned the home of a former Shelbyville man who is charged with murdering his girlfriend nearly to the ground Wednesday morning.

  • What we think: Henry Cleveland recorded our lives

    Shelby County lost another one of its quieter but more influential residents this past week.

    Henry Cleveland may have been known as an affable mailman, a documentary photographer and a God-fearing friend to many residents, but to Shelby County he was all those things and more.

    Mr. Cleveland has helped record the history of our county, taking images of its people and places and collecting them as a valuable and irreplaceable archive.

  • Shelby tech center gets high marks from state

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  • What we think: Seniors’ work is what matters

    The report card overall this past week for Shelby County Public Schools was pretty good: A solid B, we would offer.

    That’s not to say the slightly improved test scores on the elementary and middle school levels were all that significant. We aren’t convinced the standardized testing really matters in measuring education quite as much as we sometimes would be led to believe.

  • News Briefs: Sept. 24, 2010

     Shelby’s unemployment