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Today's News

  • 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.”

  • News Briefs: July 29, 2009

     Bus routes

    Shelby County Public Schools will mail its NOTEBOOK newspaper to each home in Shelby County on Aug. 6 so parents can have access to the bus routes. Posters will also be displayed at the schools. Students return to school August 13.

  • 'New building, same old friends'

    Creative Kids Preschool & Child Care has found a new home.

    The daycare has moved to 66 Brunerstown Road, near the Great Escape movie theater, into a facility that previously housed the Academy of Learning.  

    Creative Kids co-owner Kim Seewer said management already has invested $25,000 to renovate the building and make it their own.  

  • EARLIER: Shelbyville Bypass is a year away

    Construction of the Shelbyville Bypass, expected to be completed sometime this fall, will require at least one more year before it will open to the public.

    Work resumed on the roadway last week, but Department of Transportation officials, who said in April that the road could be opened this fall, admit now that workers will need to work into 2010 to finish this 4.5-mile, $26 million-dollar project.

  • New Shelby store to be called Goody's

    Shelbyville’s new store is going to have an old name: Goody’s.

    That new retail outlet Stage Stores is opening next month will carry the Goody’s name.

    Stage obtained the Goody’s chain July 3 and decided to trade on that store’s popularity among shoppers in Shelby County. Originally the plan had been to open a Peebles store here on Aug. 20.