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  • 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.

    This week

  • 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.

  • 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.