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Today's News

  • Jubilee to be a hit

    With the Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee quickly approaching 25 tables have been sold for the kickoff breakfast but sales aren’t expected to fall short.

    Shelby Development Corporation Executive Director Eileen Collins, who oversees the Jubilee, said a seat is $20 and a table is $120 for the breakfast.

    “We are not doing a cut off until Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.,” she said.

    Last year 27 tables were sold, Collins said. “We’ll probably match that or come close this year,” she said.

  • House burns down on Todds Point Road

    Firefighters are not sure what caused a 3-alarm blaze at 2951 Todds Point Road early Monday morning that demolished a residence, Simpsonville Fire Chief Ronnie Sowder said.

    The property, located just north of Simpsonville, is listed on the Shelby County PVA's Web site as belonging to Robert and Carrie Landry and is home to Andover Racing Stables, which, according to a company profile, was established in 1988.

    The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m., and Sowder said no one was home. There were no injuries.

  • House fire on Todds Point

    Firefighters remain on the scene of a house fire at 2951 Todds Point Road, just north of Simpsonville.
    The fire broke out at approximately 3:30 a.m., and Simpsonville Fire Department responded.
    Further details will be forthcoming.

  • Datebook: July 22, 2011

    Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee
    Kick Off Breakfast, July 28; 7:30 a.m.
    Undulata Farm,  Zaring Mill Road
    Youth Art Show, July 28 - August 6, Shelby County Public Library
    Opening Reception - July 28 at 5:30 p.m.
    Street Party Concert Friday, July 29; 6 p.m., 627 Main Parking Lot
    Tacky Lawn Ornament Contest, July 29; 6 p.m.
    Lawn of 627 Main Parking Lot

  • 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.”

  • Manners matters

    Luke and Rachel Dove (in front) work on an introductory project as part of a two-day manners and etiquette class for middle/high school students, coordinated by the Youth Services Center with Shelby County Public Schools. About 15 students participated in the activities that included everything from table etiquette to introductions to when to acknowledge gifts. It concluded with a meal at Claudia Sanders Dinner House.

  • Ag-Discovery program

  • On campus: July 22, 2011

    UNOH dean’s list
    Tyler S. Curry of Shelbyville made the dean’s list for the May 2011 session in the College of Technologies at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the dean’s list.

    Hewlett graduates Baylor
    Allison Bailey Hewlett of Shelbyville was one of more than 2,000 graduates of Baylor University. in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. She received her master of arts in museum studies.

  • On campus: July 22, 2011

    UNOH dean’s list
    Tyler S. Curry of Shelbyville made the dean’s list for the May 2011 session in the College of Technologies at the University of Northwestern Ohio. Full-time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better to be named to the dean’s list.

    Hewlett graduates Baylor
    Allison Bailey Hewlett of Shelbyville was one of more than 2,000 graduates of Baylor University. in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus. She received her master of arts in museum studies.

  • School calendar: July 22, 2011

    District
    Aug. 6 – Second Annual Cornerstone Financial Literacy and Community Resource Fair – Back to School Bash 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. at Clay Street Baptist Church, 1940 Midland Trail. A free family friendly event that promotes a healthy start to the school year by providing a one-stop opportunity for residents to learn about and take advantage of the quality community resources available within Shelby County.  
    Aug. 11 – School Board 7 p.m. Wright Elementary
    Aug. 16 – Opening Day for staff