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Today's News

  • Fun day

    Despite bad weather throughout the day, Shelby County residents were still able to take part in Shelbyville Horse Show Jubilee activities on Saturday.

    Hundreds of people filled Main Street for the Custom Car Show and the Leo Night and the Moonlighters Street Concert on Saturday night.

    Don Sutton from Simpsonville showed off his 1972 Mustang at the show.

    He said he rarely takes it out of the garage, but his wife suggested he go get it when they stopped by the show on Saturday.

  • Datebook, Aug. 5, 2009

    Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Shelbyville City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 315 Washington St.

    The Shelbyville Historic District Commission will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 627 Main Street, in the Shelbyville Welcome/Heritage Center.

    The Shelbyville/Shelby County Parks Board meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldridge Center.

    This week

    Prayer meeting

    The non-denominational Prayer Connection meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. today at the Stratton Center.

    Ruritan meeting

  • EARLIER: Horse show: A soggy start

    It looked like it was going to be a good night for mudders – if Saddlebred shows had mudders – for the opening of the Shelbyville Horse Show.

    After heavy morning rains and a downpour again just after 5 p.m., the arena started to look like an oxbow lake. But show manager R. H. Bennett unplugged a pair of drains filled with sawdust on the inside of the arena, and the water started to disappear.

    “We had put down more sawdust to make it look pretty, and a lot of it washed down the drain,” Bennett said.

  • Datebook, July 29, 2009

    Community datebook

    Public meetings

    Thursday -- Board of Adjustments and Appeals meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stratton Center.

    Saturday -- The Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a short walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Family Activity Center. Participants will receive a free pass to the Family Activity Center.

    Tuesday -- Fiscal court meets at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Center, 215 Washington St.

    Tuesday -- Simpsonville City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Simpsonville Community Center.

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  • EARLIER: Post 37 slides into District tournament with victory

     With the District Tournament looming, the Shelbyville American Legion Post 37  ended its regular season Friday with an 11-1 rout of Morehead.

    Dylan Grandon and Chris Toombs each went 3-for-4 and combined to drive in eight runs. Toombs also had a home run.

    The pitching of Shaun Fredrick and Eric Standafer allowed only one run on the day.

    "We finished the season on a high note," Coach Jim Wiley said. "Our concern now is how well we'll play in District without [injured shortstop] Jordan Queen. That hurts a lot."

  • Charges added for man jailed for shooting, eluding police

    A Shelbyville man already jailed for having fired shots at a sheriff's deputy was indicted July 8 on charges filed previous to the alleged shooting.

    Jesse Andrew Loving, 19, of 7609 Hempridge Road was inducted on charges of first-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree assault (domestic), violation of a protective order, and third-degree terroristic threatening.

    Court records state that Loving is charged March 24 with intentionally damaging his live-in girlfriend's car and assaulting her.

  • EARLIER: Shelby man dies in crash in Spencer

    A second Shelby County resident in less than a week has been involved in a fatal car crash.

    Demond E. Board, 34, of Shelbyville, was killed Friday afternoon in Spencer County in a head-on collision that sent five people to the hospital.

    The night before that, Robert Hite III, 58, of Shelbyville was killed in an accident on I-64.

  • WICHE: Late summer is the time to renovate lawn

    I have a pretty relaxed attitude about the lawn.  I don’t mind some weeds or letting some areas just grow.  In fact, I would prefer to maintain as small a turf plot as possible, but our 18 acres that still translate into quite a bit of grass. 

  • Suspect in rash of burglaries indicted

    A man who police believe is responsible for numerous break-ins at businesses in Shelby and surrounding counties has been indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on two counts of third-degree burglary and for being a persistent felony offender.

    Robert Eugene Weathers, 40, of Springfield was arrested in June and charged with two counts of third-degree burglary after officers apprehended him in the vicinity of Big O Tires, which had just been broken into. After being arrested, he confessed to burglarizing Big O Tires as well as Goodyear on June 15, police said.

  • Minister charged with sodomy out on bail

     

    A minister of a Shelbyville church who has been jailed for sodomy and sexual abuse of a juvenile is out on bail.

    James H. Bell, 47, pastor of Refuge Temple Church of God in Christ, bonded out of jail on Monday, after his bond was reduced from $50,000 to $25,000 cash at his pretrial hearing.

    Bell had confessed to having unprotected sex with a 15-year-old while knowing that he was HIV positive, according to court records.