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Today's News

  • Grand Jury Indictments March 6, 2009

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    William C. Payne of Shelbyville was indicted for illegal use of drug paraphernalia, violation of a protective order, operating a motor vehicle with an expired license plate, operating a motor vehicle with one headlight inoperable, failure to produce a registration receipt.

    James H. Bell of Shelbyville was indicted for third-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree wanton endangerment, distribution of obscene material to minors.

  • Simpsonville citizens get a glimpse of future

     A larger and somewhat different group of Simpsonville residents turned out Monday night at the Simpsonville Gym to review plans for a new downtown district in the city.

    The second of two public workshops conducted by consultants from NTNB in Louisville drew the curious and the informed, including members of the Simpsonville Town Council, to refine ideas and offer additional input.

    “We had a larger crowd than we had at the first meeting, and we had a lot of new faces, maybe 70 percent,” Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton said.

  • Dr. Donald Chatham - 1926-2009

    From a country doctor who carried his medicine in his bag to an inspirational community leader, Dr. Donald Chatham spent more than half a century tending to the physical, spiritual and professional needs of a broad spectrum of people in Shelby County and around the world.

    Revered as a man of kindness, generosity and dedication to his profession, his community and his family, Chatham died Tuesday afternoon at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville after a long battle with a variety of health problems. He was 82.

  • Home ravaged by fire; two cars destroyed

    A residence off Harrington Mill Road was completely destroyed and a Shelby County firefighter was injured during an early morning fire last Friday.

    by fire last week, leaving the family without either a home or a car, according to

    Shelby County Fire Chief Bobby Cowherd said at about 9 a.m. a neighbor noticed smoke pouring out from under the eaves at 279 Mill Circle, the home of James Allis and his family, who were not home at the time.

  • Sharks fare well at Sectional meet

    Competing among Olympians and some of the fastest swimmers in the country, the Shelby Sharks made themselves known at the Sectional Meet in Cary, N.C., last week.

    Amanda Skinner swam in three individual events and posted a personal best time in the 200 breast.

    And then she then joined Collin Kessinger, Addison Barlow and Lindsay Anderson in the 400 medley relay as the team cut 4 seconds off its fastest time ever, finishing in 4:10.73.

  • Earlier: New ordinance aims to keep streams, ponds clean

    The Shelbyville City Council approved a first reading Thursday of an ordinance designed to regulate non-storm water discharges into the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System .

    The ordinance satisfies a state requirement the city previously had not met. It aims to prevent non-storm water discharges that could negatively impact receiving waters and affect public health, safety, the quality of aquatic life, and property values.

  • Local students’ paintings to be sold to feed hungry

      Students in Amanda Dungan’s third-grade class have spent the last few weeks learning about the costs and benefits of creating art.

    Dungan and fellow Southside Elementary School teacher Krista Armes combined lessons on economics and painting in order to create an engaging learning experience for their students.

    This classroom activity had additional significance for the students because after the paintings are completed, they would be sold, and the proceeds would help provide food for needy children in the community.

  • Her final chapter is written

    When she first was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2005, Toni Ethington Roberts said she did what many of us would do: She went to the bookstores for help.

    She read and read, but none of the most popular self-help books seemed to shed light on the long, dark tunnel into which she was staring, so she said she decided to do something most people can’t do: She wrote her own story.

  • Simpsonville residents to review new concepts

     Residents of Simpsonville will convene again Monday to see what a consulting company has done with their input on a plan to build a downtown district for the city.

    A few dozen residents and city officials brainstormed in February with HTNB, a consulting firm from Louisville, to come up with an outline for a plan for the Simpsonville of the future.

    HTNB will report back Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Simpsonville Gym, and residents are invited to help narrow that original list of ideas and set next steps for the project.

  • EARLIER: Shelby swimmers ready for Sectional

    Four members of the Shelby Sharks are looking to hit peak speed this week.

    “We just want to go fast,” said Amanda Skinner, Lindsey Anderson, Collin Kessinger and Addison Barlow.

    The four girls are warming up for the biggest meet of their lives. The team will come together to race in the 400-medley relay, and Skinner will also compete in the 100 and 200 breast and the 100 fly at the Southern Zone Eastern Section meet at Cary, N.C., this week.