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Today's News

  • Great Expectations: Johnson is the Rockets' engine

  • School board hands out 3 WOW Awards

    The Shelby County school board have recognized three individuals who stand out with their day-to-day work in the school system.

    WOW Awards were given at the board's meeting Thursday to Painted Stone’s Maria Pilar Ocampo, an English language learn assistant; Greg Daugherty, a bus driver for Simpsonville Elementary; and Steve Lyles, the finance coordinator at central office.

  • Business Briefcase: Feb. 5, 2010

    Schools employees have training

  • EARLIER: Triple S tells businesses to clean up the junk

    There may not a problem with junkyards in Shelby County in general, but residents tend to prefer there not be one in the middle of town.   

    That's why the Triple S Planning and Zoning Commission has sent letters demanding that the owners of two properties on Midland Trail clean up their junk yards.

    Triple S Executive Director Ryan Libke said letters were sent Dec. 10 to Ethington Auto Sales and Ethington Brothers Inc., stating that their properties on the Shelbyville's West End violated county zoning laws.

  • DISTRICT JUDGE DIV. 1: Linda Armstrong

    District Court Judge Linda Armstrong, on the bench since 1998, wants to serve another term.

    Armstrong, who serves Shelby, Anderson and Spencer counties in Division 1 of the 53rd Judicial District, so far is unopposed for re-election in November.

  • EARLIER: Smoking request snuffed out for now

    Just putting smoking restrictions on the Shelbyville City Council's agenda brought residents out in force.

    Mayor Tom Hardesty even had to bring more chairs in to accommodate about 50 or more people who wanted to be heard on a request by the “Make Shelbyville Restaurants Smoke-Free” Facebook group, and he moved the request to speak up near the top of the agenda.

    Both sides came out ready to defend their positions Thursday, but in the end the council took no action, and there are no plans to have it on a later agenda.

  • MY WORD: Lessons from a roll of Lifesavers

    Back when we were children, Valentine's Day was always a day of excitement and anticipation.

    In my elementary school years, one of the highlights of winter would be our class Valentine Party. Once the date was set, our teacher would utilize the days leading up to the party for preparation.

    We would work for days creating receptacles for our Valentines. One year we decorated brown lunch bags and taped them to our desks.

  • Kosair fundraiser big success

    A fund-raiser Saturday night to benefit Kosair Children's Hospital embodied the spirit of class and generosity, with a large turnout with all proceeds going toward the hospital.

    The goal of Tres Chic, held at Claudia Sander's Dinnerhouse, was to raise $10,000 to go toward a private room named after Shelby County in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit .

  • Shelbyville may pursue reimbursement for clean-up costs

    Shelbyville officials may take a bold step in trying to recoup the money taxpayers spend to clean up some problems caused by others.

    At its next meeting on Feb. 18, the Shelbyville City Council will hear discussion about – and possibly a proposal for – a new ordinance that would allow the city to recoup its costs for cleaning up accidents involving visitors to the county.

  • CITY COUNCIL: Robert Burry

    As a resident and business owner of downtown Shelbyville, Robert Burry has his finger on the pulse of the city.

    Burry moved to Shelbyville 35 years ago, but it wasn’t until the last year that he became completely invested in the city.

    “I feel like I was brought here to make a difference, and I could not be effective one building at a time. Those were my words a year ago, to a mutual downtown focused friend, after I had begun the renovation process, investing my life into the buildings at 401-405 6th Street, where I live and work,” he said.