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Today's News

  • 2nd person charged in shooting death

    A second person has now been charged with murder in connection with the death of a Shelbyville man who was murdered in Frankfort last fall.

    On Monday, the Franklin County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging Marquis A. Sims, 38, of Detroit with murder for intentionally causing the death of Obie Murphy on Sept. 13, 2010.

  • Shelby County new teachers for 2011-12

    Other new teachers, as of Aug. 15:
    Clear Creek Elementary: Erin Bradd and Carolyn Slone; Shelby County Education Center at Cropper: Anthony Arnold, Chris Ballard and Kathy Lilly; Area Technology Center: Nanette Urschel and Cassidy Cocanougher; District: Judy Mallory, Mary Mitchell, JoDee Scissors and Jamie Yates
     

  • Road warmer

    Miles Megibben put the finishing touches on his vehicle that would be tested on his Road Warmer invention as part of the Talented And Gifted Camp June 27-30 at Heritage Elementary. The fifth-grader at Simpsonville Elementary described how repeated layers of asphalt and metal heating plate “10 miles below the surface” are topped with concrete to “interlock with the earth.” Once “frozen precipitation falls,” and lands on the road, the metal plates are switched on, to “ melts and is absorb [the precipitaiton], thus preventing wrecks.”

  • Reading roundup

    One of the more popular sessions in any elementary school is when time is set aside for “read-aloud” by the teacher. Simpsonville teacher Mignon Wheeler had a captive audience the last week of school and expects the same engagement after school resumes Wednesday.

  • Artists in waiting

    Children whose artwork was submitted for judging in the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee Youth Art Show waited with their parents and family members to see if their name was called as a winner. It was open to grades K-12 with first, second and third-place ribbons and cash prizes provided by AT&T. The artwork will be displayed this school year at the Shelby County Board of Education Central Office, 1155 West Main, unless a parent wants to pick it up.

  • Wedding: Eppehimer

    Chelsea and Sam Eppehimer were married Sunday, June 12, 2011.

    Parents of the bride are Dale and Rhonda Jones of Simpsonville. The groom is the son of Bill and Lori Eppehimer of Simpsonville.

    Steve Boyd officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Honor attendant was Katie Reese of Simpsonville, cousin of the bride.

    Bridesmaids were Ashley Boyd, Ashley Standafer, Ashley Glassner and Abby Thurman.

    Best man was Bill Eppehimer of Simpsonville.

  • Family reunion: Perkins

    Several 4-generations of the Kemper/Perkins family reunion gathered at the home of Wanda Kemper Perkins (seated fourth from left) and Bill Perkins (standing third from left, front row) on Aug. 6, 2011, in Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Reece Harrod

    Dawn J. and Mike L. Harrod of Shelbyville announce the birth of their fourth child, third son, Reece James Harrod, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Baptist Hospital East, Louisville. Grandparents are Marsha Puckett James, and Kitty and Horace Harrod, all of Shelbyville.

  • Birth: Case son

    Josh and Bree Case of Shelbyville announce the birth of their first child, a son, on July 16, 2011 at Baptist East Hospital. He has been named Brayden Michael Case.

    Grandparents are Garry Bruce, Mike and Debbie Case, all of Shelbyville, and the late Nancy Bruce).

    Great-grandparents are Betsy McClain and Sara Adams, both of Shelbyville; Jessie and Pat Bruce of Deford, Mich., and Dwayne and Mary Lou Fischer of Bay City, Mich.

  • Collins volleyball beats Shelby County

    The Collins volleyball team made it 4-for-4 against Shelby County, beating the Rockets 25-15, 25-15 Tuesday night at Mike Casey Gymnasium.

    The Titans outlasted Shelby in all three meetings last season, including in the 30th District championship match, and picked up where they left off this season.

    Seniors Ashley Williams and Jackie Hunter led Collins (7-1) to victory with four kills and nine digs and three kills and eight digs respectively. The Titans next host Christian Academy of Louisville at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.