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Today's News

  • New Business: Bob's Hay Barn

     Name: Bob's Hay Barn

  • EARLIER: Casey continues his tough fight

      Shelby Countian Mike Casey continues his touch-and-go battle to stay alive at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

    Casey, who starred on the basketball court for both Shelby County High School and the University of Kentucky, continues on a respirator as doctors try to rid his body of infection and prepare him for the  heart transplant he requires to survive.

  • Casey's health somewhat "stable'

    Mike Casey, one of Shelby County’s sports heroes, continues his agonizing fight to recover from a series of ailments related to a failing heart.

    Casey has been in intensive care at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for two weeks since doctors installed a bilateral pump to assist his heart, which was damaged by infection 20 years ago.

    His battle has been touch-and-go, with infection raging in his body, blockages and shutdowns of organs and  the breathing assistance of a ventilator.

  • Rockets drop opener to Male

    Visiting Male took advantage of five errors and a balk by SCHS on Monday and spoiled the Rockets' season-opener, 6-2.

    However, SCHS Coach Bart Roettger didn’t force the Rockets to run after the defeat. Instead, he noted several positives despite the outcome.

  • A dramatic change of circumstances

    Several years ago, the following letter was reportedly sent to a resident of Greenville County, S.C.:  “Your food stamps will be stopped, effective March 1992, because we received notice that you passed away.  May God bless you.  You may reapply if your circumstances change.”

  • Simpsonville property owners now responsible for sidewalks

    The Simpsonville City Commission on Tuesday passed on second reading an ordinance that will require property owners to repair broken sidewalks or assume the liability those cracks and crevices could cause. There never had been an ordinance to address this issue, and the city feared that it could be liable for any injuries caused by breaches in those areas.   What it means

    If you own property that has sidewalks around it that have breaks, cracks or drop-offs that could cause an accident, the city could require you to have it repaired.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments March 20, 2007

    Shelby County Grand Jury Indictments

    Christina R. Bracey of Shelbyville was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), complicity, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, complicity, trafficking in marijuana, complicity, second-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (hydrocodone), and second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Crime stoppers seeks information about graffit, break-in

    Crime Stoppers is asking for help in solving two vandalism-type crimes that happened last week.

    The first occurred between 11 p.m on Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday in the 40 block of Plantation Drive.

    In that incident, someone used white spray paint to write offensive words and symbols on a brick house.

  • Court's resolution backs Ardmore-area sewer project

    Shelby County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night passed a resolution backing the Shelbyville Municipal Water and Sewer Commission's plan to bring sewers to 75 lots in the Ardmore/Arlington Lane areas.

    The project is part of the commission's sewer expansion, which will serve the new schools being built in  the area as well as new residential and commercial development. The total cost of the project is $1.6 million.

  • Rockets split doubleheader

    Mother Nature and her spring cold snap whipped Shelby County on Monday and Tuesday, as the Rockets were forced to cancel games.

    But the weather was so nice on Saturday the Rockets got to play two.

    Shelby came out hot in the morning, whipping Bishop Brossart (4-3), 10-3, but a long afternoon layoff wore the Rockets down, allowing Scott High (3-3) to battle back and win the nightcap, 7-6.