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Today's News

  • First Person: Wiley's coaching groomed young men for decades

    Jim Wiley, 75, has been a baseball coach in Shelby County for more than 40 years. He also has been a player himself and a scout for major-league teams. Currently, he scouts for the New York Yankees. Wiley coaches the American Legion Shelbyville Post 37 team.

     

    On his baseball years:

     

  • EARLIER: Post 37 wins district opener, stumbles in second round

    DANVILLE – Shelbyville Post 37 had an early lead in the American Legion District Baseball Tournament, but then the "wheels came off" Tuesday night and the team lost to host Danville, 11-3, in the second round.

     

    Shelby was up, 3-1 going into the sixth inning when but committed six errors -- one by every infielder, Coach Jim Wiley said -- and Danville capitalized on each of them.

     

  • Legion state tournament underway

    The American Legion State Tournament begins today at Clear Creek Park, and the field is challenging and evenly-talented.

    Shelbyville has the final game of the night, facing Ashland at o'clock.

    The two teams were supposed to play earlier this season, but the game was rained out.

    “They’ve been competitive forever,” Shelbyville Coach Jim Wiley said.

  • 3 Babe Ruth teams playing in state

    All three teams from Shelby County advanced to this week's Babe Ruth State Tournaments.

     

    Two of them – the 13-year-olds and the 15s – played their way in by winning their district titles, the 15s by sweeping two games in the final.

     

    The 14-year-olds are the hosts of their tourney, which gets under way today at the Shelby County High School Sports Complex on Burks Branch Road.

     

  • House purchase pushes Simpsonville over budget

    The City of Simpsonville completed its 2009-10 fiscal year with a budget shortfall of just more than $77,000, which city commissioners will absorb through state-required budget amendments.

    Commissioners reviewed those figures during a brief presentation from Finance Commissioner Cary Vowels during their regular meeting Wednesday morning.

  • A credit-card thief with a generous streak

    You could call him the Philanthropic Thief the Benevolent Bandit or even the Kindhearted Crook, but whatever you call him, don't call him frivolous.

    Torrey Smith said when he noticed one of his credit cards was missing a couple of weeks ago, , he wasn't too worried

    "I had no idea where it was, and I was about to cancel it, but wanted to buy an airline ticket first," he said. "So, I thought, well I'll wait."

  • EARIER: Jubilee comes this weekend

    Eilene Collins has all her ducks in a row for this year’s Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee.

  • Business Briefcase July 23, 2010

     Bottom promoted at Landmark

  • News Briefs: July 28, 2010

     JCTC tuition to rise

  • The man with the power wants to reduce it

    With six school districts to cover, Sherman Adams will be burning the midnight oil. But don't worry, as the new Energy Manager for the districts, Adams will be sure to turn the lights off when he leaves.

    His office will be at Shelby County's Public School's central office, but Adams will also split his time among the Henry County, Trimble County, Anchorage, Eminence and Frankfort school districts.

    "But since Shelby County is the largest district, it will get about 60 percent of my time," Adams said.