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Today's News

  • A Loving Choice Banquet Draws Community Support

    A Loving Choice Pregnancy Resource Center's annual fall banquet was an evening of inspiration and giving, plus beautiful music and -- yes -- fried chicken.

    The event was held at Claudia Sanders Dinner House on Thursday evening.  Guests scanned tables and placed their bids on 74 silent-auction items. There were karate classes and massages, Dairy Queen cakes and a Christmas wreath.

  • EARLIER: A little luck late helps Shelby hold off Eastern

    It was another slow start, and it was ugly, but the SCHS football team beat Eastern, 41-34, Friday for the team's fifth consecutive victory.

    It seemed that the football gods were not going to let Eastern lose the game. The Eagles raced out to a 13-0 lead, recovered two Shelby fumbles that gave them a short field to the end zone, caught a tipped pass for a 47-yard TD and seemed to get every break in the game.

  • Simpsonville, Cardinal club make environmental deal

    The City of Simpsonville has entered into an agreement with The Cardinal Club on an initiative that will improve the environment.

    The commission gave approval at its bimonthly meeting Wednesday morning to provide so-called “gray water” to the club for irrigation. The golf course had been using clean drinking water from the West Shelby Water District to water its fairways and greens.

  • EARLIER: Progress report: Elementaries lead the way

    Shelby County’s elementary school students are showing excellent progress in their capabilities,  but the middle schools and high schools aren’t improving quite as well.

    Those assessments are established by the No Child Left Behind’s Annual Yearly Progress reports, which will be released today by the state.

  • WICHE: Clean up vegetable garden, plant a cover crop

    This year more then any other it will be important to clean up all that old vegetable debris. It was a wet season, so therefore an active fungal disease season. We need to remove the old dead debris to remove the disease from the vicinity.

    Pull up plants and rake away leaves once the plants have stopped producing.

  • Officials fired up to fight fall burn

    Burn, baby, burn may be great for a song title, but it is not a scenario that firefighters want to see.

    Local fire departments want to spread the word like wild fire that the Fire Hazard Season began last week and will continue throughout Dec. 15.

    And Shelby already is off to a hot start, with a barn fire and a garage fire already this week.

  • Officials fired up to fight fall burn

    Burn, baby, burn may be great for a song title, but it is not a scenario that firefighters want to see.

    Local fire departments want to spread the word like wild fire that the Fire Hazard Season began last week and will continue throughout Dec. 15.

    And Shelby already is off to a hot start, with a barn fire and a garage fire already this week.

  • My Word: A summer in D.C. teaches us a lot

    With graduation from the University of Kentucky quickly approaching, I was faced with a decision. Should I hop right into the job market, or should I take some time to investigate other things that I had aspired to do? I chose to delay the job search and instead apply for an unpaid internship in Washington D.C. with U.S. Congressman Brett Guthrie.  I’m glad I did. The experience was outstanding. Upon graduating, I received confirmation for the internship and had to be in D.C. by May 31  to begin work.

  • Simpsonville moves closer to new village center

    The Simpsonville city commissioners continued the process of creating a new village center in Tuesday's meeting.

    With unanimous consent, Mayor Steve Eden signed a letter to the Triple S Planning Commission initiating a text amendment to zoning regulations and a map amendment to the zoning map.

  • EARLIER: Kroger to build megastore in Shelbyville

     

    Kroger in Shelbyville is about to grow into a megastore.

    Triple S Planning and Zoning approved a development plan Tuesday for a new Kroger Marketplace store near the location of the current store in Hi-Point Shopping Center at Boone Station Road and Williamsburg Road in Shelbyville.

    “It’s twice as big as the current store,” Ryan Libke, executive director of the Triple S Planning Commission said.