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Today's News

  • Principal Harding resigns at Cropper

    Donald Harding has resigned as principal at the Education Center @ Cropper, ending his more than two decades as an educator.

    Harding cited family obligations tat led to his decision, which, he said, was “a difficult one but necessary. I wish my students and colleagues the very best.”

    He had served 16 of his 21 years in Shelby County, as a high school special education teacher, a high school administrator and, most recently, as the principal at Shelby County’s alternative school.

  • New Dorman Center director excited about job

    When the new executive director of the Dorman Preschool Center started July 1, it wasn't a new face the children, parents and staff had to get used to.

    Instead, it was Dana Marlin, who had  worked at the center in various roles for five and a half years.

    “I've been here for a while, so a lot of them have known me,” Marlin said.

  • Shelby County Sheriff Reports Aug. 5, 2009

    Jerrad S. Murphy, 20, of 4905 Elmburg Road in Bagdad was arrested July 13 on Taylorsville Road and charged with failure to signal, operating on a suspended operator's license, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container, trafficking in marijuana, less than 8 oz., first offense and no insurance, first offense.

    Jesus Rarahena Marquez, 39, of 209 A Street in Shelbyville was arrested July 14 on Marshall Court and charged with no operator’s license and no insurance.

  • EARLIER: Business owners see bright future for East End

    Ryan Ping is optimistic about the future for the eastern end of Shelbyville.

    Ping, who has owned the Sears store for two years, said that with a new judicial center, new Kroger Marketplace store and new bypass, he expects business to be a lot better in that part of town.

    “I like this place, I like this area, and I see it improving in the future,” he said.

    And with all the changes, officials are looking for the public's opinion on what they want to see happen in the east end of the city over the next several years.

  • Shelby among 20 counties quarantined for ash borer

    State officials have issued a quarantine for 20 counties, including Shelby, regulating the transportation of firewood and ash tree products in an effort to stop the spread of the emerald ash borer.

    The quarantine, announced last week by State Entomologist John Obrycki, “prohibits the movement of all firewood derived from hardwood species, ash nursery stock, green ash logs and any other materials that present a threat of the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer.”

  • EARLIER: Post 37 still alive and in control at State

    Shelbyville American Legion Post 37 team has regained some swagger in advancing to the winners’ bracket final in the State Tournament at Paducah.

    Shelbyville topped Owensboro, 12-4, on Tuesday behind a gem from pitcher Shaun Fredrick.

    Fredrick threw the full nine innings, keeping Owensboro off balance all night.

    “He pitched a fantastic game,” Coach Jim Wiley said. “That really helped our pitching staff out.”

  • Basketball star dies in interstate crash

    Rain-slick roadways are being blamed by police for the death Wednesday of an East Tennessee State basketball star on I-64 in Shelby County.

    Seth Coy, 19, a 6-foot-11 center for ETSU, was traveling westbound near the 38- mile marker at about 6 p.m. when he lost control of his 1997 Monte Carlo, Shelby County Sheriff's Detective Jason Rice said.

    "We believe that water in the roadway caused him to hydroplane and lose control," he said.

  • Ferrell first big raffle winner

    How do you reluctantly win $10,000?

    Well, if you were willing to take $2,000, or $2,500 or$3,333.33 or $5,000 instead of the gamble, you’d be reluctant to wait as well.

    On Monday at the SCHS football team’s annual reverse raffle dinner, Kenneth Ferrell was willing to do just that: trade in his shot at $10,000 for several smaller totals.

    When the contest got down to just five people, Ferrell and three others agreed to split the pot. However, one person wasn’t in attendance and couldn’t be reached.

  • EARLIER: Preparation a smooth ride for Horse Show

    In what has truly been a group effort, the 20th annual Shelbyville Horse Show is set up and is ready to take on the masses that are sure to arrive tonight.

    “We’ve had so many people from so many wakes of life here involved in this,” said Pam Ray, president of the board of directors for the Shelbyville Horse Show. “Some of us have been doing it since it started, and this is our 20th anniversary.”

  • EARLIER: Horse Show: She creates those posters

    Shelbyville Horse Show Manager R. H. Bennett created the poster for the first show 20 years ago. But after that first year, he turned the job over to Lori Burress, an employee he described as “very artistic.”

    “I would do something and ask her how she liked it, and she would say, 'I like it, but I'd like to see a little more of this or a little more of that,'” Bennett said. “So I said, 'Fine, you got the job.' And she's taken it and run with it ever since.”