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Today's News

  • Hardesty could go home today

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty could go home today, just a week after emergency stomach surgery was required to save his life.

    “He is going to have some tests done today. If they all are OK, then he’ll possibly go home tomorrow,” said Peggy Thompson, the mayor's administrative assistant.

    The surgery last Wednesday was in response to a bleeding ulcer – a condition that his doctor said could have resulted in death if not repaired.

  • We congratulate: Mayor Hardesty on his recovery

    We, like many citizens of Shelbyville, were stunned and concerned last week to learn of the emergency health problems confronted by Mayor Tom Hardesty.

    We certainly are pleased that he is on the mend and headed toward home and back to work.

  • Our roads well traveled lead to natural beauty

    If you have looked at the Neighbors section today, you have seen one person’s guidebook map for a way to enjoy fall in Shelby County.

    For natives and longtime residents, such a route can be drawn and redrawn, and the outcome is always simple and satisfying. There is no definitive navigation for the beauty we all enjoy.

  • EARLIER: Bypass findings: Contract, delays with inspections key problems

    FRANKFORT - A meeting Friday between state officials and the contractors working on the Shelbyville Bypass revealed two key pieces of information:

    State transportation officials admitted they won't repeat the mistakes made in what they consider a lenient contract, and Kay and Kay Construction officials said in some cases the state inspectors have delayed progress on the roadway.

    Engineers also encouraged the contractors to put larger crews on the job, and weekly meetings were scheduled to monitor progress.

  • First Christian calls Charlton

  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Collins High still on schedule

    Despite some seriously wet weather, the construction of Martha Layne Collins High School is on schedule.

    Sherman-Carter-Barnhart official Michael Smith presented a progress report at Thursday's School Board meeting at East Middle School, showing that the construction of Martha Layne Collins High is 48 percent done and on schedule for its July 26, 2010 completion.

    Superintendent James Niehof said what's important to know is the school is expected to beready for class when school starts August 2010.

  • EARLIER: Hardesty 'doing fine' after surgery

    Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty is recovering at Jewish Hospital after emergency surgery Wednesday for a bleeding ulcer.

    Hardesty had a third of his stomach removed in the surgery and will be hospitalized for 7-10 days, his wife said.

    Hardesty's wife, Maxine, said that the doctor told her that, if Hardesty had not had the surgery when he did, he likely would have bled to death by morning.

    "I know there were numerous prayers for him, and we can't begin to thank each of you enough," she said.

  • The inspiration of Isabella

    Thom Coffee recalled the Biblical story of Abraham taking his son Isaac up to the mountain at God's request for him to sacrifice his son. God stopped Abraham, but the story showed just how powerful faith and trust can be in serving God.

    Coffee didn't know he'd be tested in the same way.

  • Beware of deer everywhere

    Dustin Shouse of Shelbyville contemplated the mangled deer draped across the hood of his car. “It scared me to death,” he said, lifting the animal’s antlers. “It jumped right into the car.

  • Datebook, Oct. 28, 2009

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