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Today's News

  • New business: Shelbyville Hot Yoga

    Shelbyville Hot Yoga

    Owned by: Gina Rempe

    Phone: (502) 321-2020

    Address: 6036 Frankfort Road, Suite 203, Shelbyville (In Ferrell's Heating & Air building -- the old Henry Clay Elementary building)

    Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.

    What we do: Shelby-native Gina Rempe is a certified instructor going on her second year of teaching the art of hot yoga. Her new location opened on Monday, and her sessions are open to people of all ages whether beginner or advanced in yoga.

  • Satellite dish ordinance reaches Simpsonville

    The Simpsonville Town Council approved a first reading Tuesday of an ordinance that would alter the city’s satellite dish regulations.

    The regulation changes are the same that were approved by the Shelbyville City Council in January.

    The regulation breaks satellite dishes into two categories, dishes greater than one meter in diameter and dishes smaller than one meter in diameter.

    For dishes greater than one meter in diameter, there are several updates.

  • Goody's to liquidate and vacate

    Shelbyville soon will lose one of its most popular shopping destinations.

    Goody's Family Clothing Store started a liquidation sale Thursday and, along with all of the 282 other stores in the chain, will close its doors in the next few months. 

    The announcement, which was made public on Wednesday, was released before store employees were notified.

    On Wednesday afternoon a cashier admitted that she had heard customers talking about the closure but had heard nothing official from local and national management.

  • Simpsonville to conduct hearings on downtown plan

    Simpsonville, intent on developing a new downtown corridor, is going to ask for its citizens' help in creating that vision.

    The Simpsonville Town Council will conduct two public hearings to seek input on the project in sessions on Feb. 12 and March 9 at the Simpsonville Gym.

  • Dangers of alternative heating

    Battling power outages across the Commonwealth, many residents are resorting to alternative heating sources to stay warm. But there are some serious dangers associated with alternative heating.

    The National Fire Protection Association says heating equipment was involved in an estimated 64,100 U.S. home structure fires, 540 civilian deaths, 1,400 civilian injuries, and $943 million in property damage in 2006. Winter months are the peak times for these dangers.

  • Snow days used to be some of the good old days

    When did snow days change from magical gifts from Mother Nature to pains in our eternal backsides?

    I think it was somewhere between youth and adulthood, to be sure, but when exactly did that change occur?

    I’ve been away a long time, you know, and though we had hurricane days in Florida, those didn’t have the same charm that snow days brought.

    I mean, kids stayed home from school, but they also spent the time removing tree limbs, living without power and maybe cleaning up a flooded mess. Or worse. It wasn’t fun at all.

  • Part II: Bougainville: a first venture into combat

    From June 30 through mid-August 1943, the Third Division was transported from its 22 camps in New Zealand to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.

    Guadalcanal, captured by the First Marine Division in an amphibious attack the previous August, was now available as a staging area for further assaults.

  • What we think: Mail missed routes during storm

    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

    You probably know these words and believe them to be the official Postal Creed, the motto of the United States Post Office.

    They are not that.

    The USPS has no official motto, though this sentence, whose origins are attributed to Persian history, is inscribed in the post office in New York City.

    Still, it often is cited by citizens and embraced as a standard for their expectations.

  • Layoff forces Rockets to alter schedule

    Monday night saw the Lady Rockets rested and crisp after a 10-day layoff in an 18-point victory over Scott County. Tonight we’ll get to see if the Rockets come back as fresh.

    After having all of last week off, the Rockets got another break in their schedule when their scheduled game with Eminence was moved from Tuesday to Wednesday.

    But SCHS Coach Mike Clark said the extra time off might have been a good thing.

  • Lady Rockets whip Scott County

    The Shelby County girls bounced back from a 10-day layoff to drill old 8th Region rival Scott County 66-48 Monday.

    The Lady Rockets used a 17-8 third to push the lead to 22, 56-34, and then coasted through the fourth.

    SCHS head coach Sally Zimmerman said she got a little worried in the fourth when Scott County opened with a 10-0 run, cutting the lead to 12. However, the Lady Rockets responded when Dee Dee Davis converted a three-point play, pushing the lead back to 15 and Scott County got no closer.