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Today's News

  • Ohio truck driver dies on I-64 in Shelby County

    The driver of a tractor-trailer truck was killed Tuesday morning when he drove his rig through a guardrail and ended up in a ravine on westbound Interstate 64.

    Randall Thornton, 50, of Ohio, the truck’s only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene by Shelby County Deputy Coroner Jeff Ivers.

  • 2 dead on Shelby roads

    Two are dead in separate collisions Tuesday morning on Shelby County roadways.

    Randall Thornton of Ohio died when the tanker truck he was driving ran off I-64 westbound and into a ravine. He was dead at the scene.

    Thornton’s rig struck a parked vehicle just east of Shelbyville near the 35-mile marker. The spilled products and recovery of the mangled rig forced state employees to shut down one lane of the road, which continued into the evening.

    A 3-vehicle crash on Elmburg Road claimed the life of George W. Downs, 74, of Bagdad.

  • Shelbyville City Council: How about a ‘hotspot’ downtown?

    Many larger cities have cafés, restaurants, bars and libraries that provide wireless Internet hotspots, but Shelbyville has only a few – for now.

    During Thursday's city council meeting, Mayor Tom Hardesty noted that he and council member Jon Swindler had been talking to a company in Carrollton about making the city of Shelbyville a Wi-Fi hotspot.

  • News briefs: Sept. 2, 2011

    Conner Station to be closed

    for I-64 widening project

    Conner Station Road in Simpsonville is headed for closure at Interstate 64 until the end of September.

    The state Transportation Cabinet announced the road would be closed starting Tuesday to allow for impact of the I-64 widening. The expectation is that work will last through Sept.30.

    Motorists should follow the signed detour via U.S. 60 and Clark Station Road (in Jefferson County) for a thoroughfare to Fisherville Road.

  • Datebook: September 2, 2011

    Public meetings
    Simpsonville City Commission will have a specail public hearing on its ad valorem tax rate at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Simpsonville City Hall. A special called meeting will follow at 8:30.
    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.
    Shelby County Fiscal Court meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St. Tuesday.
    Simpsonville City Commission meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville City Hall.

  • First day facts

    All hands were raised to affirm they understood “Level 0” voices as Clear Creek Elementary teacher Eric Miracle prepared his children to go to music class on the first day of school. They toured various areas of the building where they hallway procedures were taught like walking on the right side, holding a bubble of air in your mouth, and keeping arms crossed in front, or in back like a ducktail.

  • First day facts

    All hands were raised to affirm they understood “Level 0” voices as Clear Creek Elementary teacher Eric Miracle prepared his children to go to music class on the first day of school. They toured various areas of the building where they hallway procedures were taught like walking on the right side, holding a bubble of air in your mouth, and keeping arms crossed in front, or in back like a ducktail.

  • Sign language instructions

  • Cornerstone year-book signing

    Cornerstone students of all ages had a 2010-2011 yearbook signing party.

  • On campus: Holt Tripp and Calla Roberts

    Tripp accepted at OSU Veterinary College
    Holt Tripp of Shelbyville was among 83 students accepted into the incoming class of 2015 at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Tripp is the son of Beth and Phil Tripp of Shelbyville, a graduate from Shelby County High School and earned a BS degree in Agriculture with a minor in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University. Tripp received the Totusek All-Around Freshman Award and the Senior Award of Merit from OSU’s Department of Animal Science.