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  • Datebook | Sept. 6, 2017

    This week

    Shelby shape ups

    Join the Shelby County Extension Office for a new six-week series of arthritis foundation approved exercises to increase strength, flexibility and balance. The series begins at 11 a.m. today at the Shelby County Extension Office. Classes meet at 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. The cost for the six-week series is $25. This class is free to Healthways Silver Sneakers program participants. Please call 633-4593 to register and for more information.

    MOPS meeting

  • Home style eating experience

    A new restaurant opens tomorrow, transforming a former pizza place into a home-style restaurant.

    Momma’s Country Cookin, located at the former site of Hometown Pizza, 1745 Midland Trail, will offer a taste of real downhome cooking, said manager Robert Jaggers.

  • Heartbreak in Houston

    “It's pretty heartbreaking – that's the word that we keep using, it's just very heartbreaking.”

    Amanda Gurski, a resident of Crosby, Texas, let out a deep breath as she agonized over waiting in Shelbyville until she could get back to her home hit last week by Hurricane Harvey.

    “My daughter, Taylor and I came to visit my sister because my husband, Adam, is a pilot and he was away in Denver, training,” she said.

  • Mark Athel Burks: Oct. 6, 1957 – Aug. 31, 2017

    Shelbyville lost a beloved member of the community with the death of business owner Mark Burks.

    Burks, 59, a co-owner Shelby's John Deere dealership, passed away Thursday at Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middletown.

    A Louisville native, Burks continued his family's tradition of service to the farm families of Shelby and surrounding counties in partnering with two childhood friends to expand the Shelbyville John Deere dealership into Limestone Farm, Lawn and Work Site, which now has nine locations from Florence to Campbellsville.

  • Meade defeats Shelby in rainy conditions

    Amid extremely wet conditions on Friday night, Meade County found a way to slip through the Shelby County defense.

    The Green Wave’s (2-1) rushing attack proved to be too much for Shelby, as Meade rolled up 627 yards rushing in a 58-13 defeat of the Rockets (2-1).

    Meade did it all without throwing a single pass, as three rushers each went over the century mark in the win.

    The Green Wave’s Zach Babb benefitted most from the heavy workload, gaining 311 yards and scoring on touchdown runs of 78, 76, 44, and 28 yards.

  • Ballard holds off Collins in Thursday match-up

    On a special Thursday night edition of high school football, Ballard did just enough to outlast Collins and pick up a 34-28 win.

    The Bruins (1-2) connection of senior quarterback Terrance May and junior wide receiver Elijah Downing gave Collins (2-1) trouble for much of the night.

    May connected on 20 of his 36 attempts, racking up 353 yards through the air and four touchdowns along with an interception.

    Downing was a large part of the yardage total; hauling in 10 passes for 213 yards and a score.

  • Rockets play host at Shelby County Invitational

    Both Shelby and Collins’ cross country teams kicked off their seasons among some soggy conditions in the Shelby County Invitational meet Saturday.

    The two teams each turned in solid outings as the Titans and Rockets’ teams earned strong finishes in one of the regions’ toughest meets.

    On the boys’ side, Collins earned a fifth-place finish as a team with an average team time of 18:54, finishing four spots behind first-place Eastern High School.

  • Titans rout Bearcats in district showdown

    The scoring came fast and furious for Collins boys’ soccer on Thursday night, as it routed district foe Anderson County by a 5-0 margin.

    Senior midfielder Kevin Lanham continued his streak of solid outings against 30th District opponents with a hat trick to key the Titans five-goal victory over the Bearcats and move the Titans (4-2) to 2-0 in district play this season.

  • Gardeners welcome

    If you’ve ever had an interest in becoming a Master Gardener, or just wanted to know more about the horticulture experts, next week is the perfect chance to feed your curiosity.

    On Tuesday, the Shelby County Master Gardeners Association will have a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office. This meeting is for all SCMGA members, all Master Gardeners and those wishing to be Friends of SCMGA.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL MS4 Stormwater Program report

    The Shelbyville City Council will meet Thursday at 6:30 at city hall, 315 Washington Street, for a special-called meeting.
    City Engineer and Public Works Director Jennifer Herrell will present the MS4 stormwater report and provide a breakdown of the program, which records how the city is handling stormwater runoff and pollutants in surrounding waterways.

    Under the program, participants are required to incorporate six elements into their stormwater management programs:

    ·       Public education and outreach