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Today's News

  • SHERIFF: Stewart Shirley

    Former Shelbyville Police Chief Stewart Shirley has filed to run as a Republican candidate for Shelby County Sheriff.

    Sheriff Mike Armstrong, a Democrat, has filed to run for re-election.

  • Business Briefcase Dec. 24, 2009

     RE/MAX agents earn certifications

    Kristian Ruble and Keith Stratton of RE/MAX Performance Realty in Shelbyville have earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance and short sales.

  • Martinrea vets do the work despite the turmoil

    Two Martinrea employees have been with the company through thick and thin and are still hanging in there.

    Rex Edwards, quality manager, has been with Martinrea since 1989, and Marilyn Wise, who works in quality assurance, has a year on Edwards, having been with the company since 1988.

    Edwards said that he and Wise have seen the company through good times and bad - and three ownership changes - and they hope that times are improving economically.

  • Squire Boone Chapter 12: An Afterword

    We have explored the life of Squire Boone, brother of Daniel and one of the original settlers of what today is Shelby County. We have followed him from North Carolina, across the state and into Indiana, where he died.

    To understand that life, we have to decipher his legacy, one mostly built on name – the Boone name and the landmark he created for his land holdings in what would become Shelby County, Painted Stone.

  • On the hunt for illegal hunters

    If the temperatures weren't near freezing, these deer would smell a lot worse.

    They lie on the side of the road, their torn skin and strewn guts overlapping. One buck's head is gone. The antlers on the other simply have been hacked off with a saw.

    "That's all they want – the trophies," said Doug Detherage, Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer for Shelby County.

  • H. Barry Smith Co. changes ownership

    Business has changed in the decades since Barry Smith started his real estate and auctioneering company in 1974. One thing that never changed was that Smith was at the helm. Until now.

    At the start of the year, H. Barry Smith Realtors and Auctioneers got new owners, as longtime associate Jimmy Willard and his nephew, Shawn Willard,  assumed ownership from Barry Smith.

    It was an easy decision for Smith, 66, because as his business developed, the working hand of a Willard was always a constant.

  • Optimist meal a success

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  • News briefs: Jan. 13, 2010

    I-64 lane closures tonight Lanes on Interstate 64 in eastern Shelby County will be closed temporarily tonight so that state workers can install pavement markings. The lane closures are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to midnight today eastbound at Mile Marker 30 and westbound at Mile Marker 43. Traffic will be restricted to one lane. The actual starting date and duration of this work may be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Alan Matthews

    Having been born and raised in Shelbyville, city council member Alan Matthews has seen the city grow.

    He attended Shelbyville High School and has seen the small town expand past its old borders of Main and Washington streets.

    Now, as he runs for his fifth term on city council, he wants to remain a vital part of the city’s decision making.

  • A staple of the community: Antiques For You celebrates 20 years

    In 1989, Connie Kelly borrowed $1200 from her uncle Joe to start an antique business at 528 Main St. in downtown Shelbyville.

    She had just seven booths of items in the front of the store and loads of uncertainty.

    Twenty years later, Connie and her husband, Larry, run what has become a veteran piece of the downtown puzzle - Antiques For You.