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Today's News

  • Shelbyville Police Reports Aug. 14, 2009

    Alcohol Intoxication

    An unidentified  male, age unknown, of the city at large in Shelbyville was arrested Aug. 8 at 8th and Washington streets and charged with alcohol intoxication.

    Duncan Mason, 50, of 1020 High Street in Shelbyville was arrested Aug. 7 at Adair and Main streets and charged with alcohol intoxication and also served with a Shelby County bench warrant.

  • Local EMS response time above national average

    Steve Wortham works with people who stare life and death in the face every day.

    His staff of 45 paramedics and EMTs work to save lives, and they do it more efficiently than just about any other  unit in the country.

    That's not just his opinion - its backed up by statistics, he says.

    Shelby County EMS, headed by Wortham, its director, enjoys a response time two minutes faster than the national average, based on statistics compiled by the American Ambulance Association.

  • CASA raising funds, awareness

    The work of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for children) may be the best kept secret in Shelby County, but Beverly Hilger wishes it weren't.

    Hilger is the director of CASA for Shelby and Spencer counties. CASA volunteers work with children who have been placed out of their homes because of abuse or neglect. Their work saves the state hundreds of thousands of dollars every year, Hilger said.

  • Arguments about global warming seem to be full of hot air

    One letter arrives as if sucked into the vortex of another, something like two powerful thunderheads colliding over the middle of the county, creating all sorts of wind and havoc.

    They speak of data and experts and opinions. They portend great insight, laying out  science and history in detail. They are doused with perspective and seasoned with rancor.

    But these letters don’t address our heaviest matters, such as war, healthcare or human rights.

    No, their topic is climatology or, more specifically, global warming.

  • Tingle named new Simpsonville Elementary principal

    Simpsonville Elementary -- meet the Tingles.

    When its Site-Based Decision-Making Council unanimously agreed last Wednesday that Jill Tingle was a perfect fit for the position of Simpsonville Elementary Principal, that group may not have realized that she'll be heading to work with half of her family by her side.

  • 'We're living in poop'

    Monthly rent and water bill: $420

    Cleaning gloves and bleach: $20

    Scrubbing the bathtub clean only to have it once again fill up with raw sewage five minutes later: Disgusting.

    If something smells off at Wesley Apartments, check the plumbing.

    "We're living in poop," said resident Kristy Griffith. "There's no other way of saying it."

    For the last two weeks, Griffith said toilets have been burping and bathtubs have been backing up with sewage in many of the C-apartments at Wesley Apartments off of Midland Trail.

  • Courthouse beset by fowl situation

    Some describe it as slimy; some call it nasty and disgusting.

    But everyone agrees that the sidewalk outside the back door of the Shelby County Courthouse is not sanitary.

    The reason: piles of pigeon droppings.

    But the pigeons that call the courthouse ledges home soon may have a bird's-eye view of a different perch if county officials have their way.

    Shelby County Deputy Judge-Executive Rusty Newton said the county is - once again - devising a plan to make the birds flock together someplace else.

  • Health care debate hits very close to home

    While Congress is busy debating major health care reform in Washington, some Shelby County residents have become part of what they call a grassroots effort to make their thoughts known. Joy Tabler is making phone calls to Congressmen and collecting signatures this week opposing proposed cuts to Medicare and its funding of in-home health care. Tabler is the patient care liaison for Caretenders, a home health care provider on Alpine Drive. She said home health care keeps patients in their homes and out of expensive health care facilities, such as hospi

  • County farmers get $334,513 in grants

    Shelby County farmers can expect to get some help from the state’s County Agriculture Investment Program again this year, and the money might even go a little farther than in the past.

    The Shelby County Agriculture Development Board was approved Friday by the state for a $334,513 grant this year, about $75,000 more than in past years.

    This means that once again just about any farmer in the county can apply for a grant to help subsidize production – for both this year and – now – years beyond.

  • News Briefs: Aug. 12, 2009

    Bypass work could cause some delays, rerouting

    The construction of the Shelbyville Bypass could cause some disruptions in the areas of Harrington Mill Road, LaGrange Road and Midland Industrial Parkway. A State Transportation Cabinet briefing said some motorists could be delayed or rerouted around ongoing work.

    Also, two work projects on I-64 in Shelby County continue.