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Today's News

  • Creek smells

    After questions from concerned canoers on Clear Creek about a foul smell near the wastewater treatment plan on Kentucky Street, officials say there is nothing to worry about and that the smell, while not perfect, is harmless.

    In fact, it's kind of natural, given the nature of wastewater, said Bill Bryant, manager of the Shelbyville Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    "I have never smelled any [solid waste] that smelled like roses," he said.

    The smell, however, isn’t an indication of pollution going into Clear Creek near Red Orchard Park.

  • MY WORD: One take on how taxes work
  • WHAT WE THINK: Horse show brings out the best in Shelby

    It hardly seems like the middle of July, especially with temperatures hovering in the mid-80s this week.

    But here we are, back in school and post Shelbyville Horse Show.

    Last week we talked about how our state legislatures should not try to legislate how or when schools districts start the new year.

    One reason they proposed a later year was for tourism revenue.

    Shelby County Public Schools started this year earlier than it has in the past several years, but our Shelbyville Horse Show continued to thrive.

  • VAN STOCKUM: 30 Years in the Marines: The Rest of the Story (1942-1967), Part 8: The Battle for Guam (1944), concluded

    In defeating the all-out Japanese attack of July 25-26, our Marines had broken the enemy’s back.  The day following, the battalion commander moved his command post from the foot of the cliff to the top. Ordinarily it would have been a poor location, for enemy fire directed at our frontlines would also pin down those in the command post and hinder their exercise of command. However, in this case, organized resistance at the front had ceased.

    Liberating ‘Scotch’ whisky

  • Straight from the horse's mouth

    Despite a potentially major glitch, or perhaps you could say, hitch, before the show even began, the Shelbyville Horse Show turned out to surpass the expectations of both organizers of the event and those who attended.

    "It's been wonderful – the weather's been great and the quality of the horses is just tremendous," said show manager R.H. Bennett. "I think this has been the best horse show that we've had since we started."

  • Home is where the school is

    The excitement of going back to school comes in many different forms.

    Kids like Mark and Malaika Safi of Shelby County don’t have the anxiety of meeting a new teacher at the start of the school year. Instead they will see a familiar face on Aug 10 in their teacher – and mom – Pam Safi.

    “Just look at my dining table –it’s hilarious,” Pam Safie said, gesturing toward stacks of books and other materials the kids were already pouring over in anticipation of their coming studies.

  • Datebook | Aug. 9, 2017

    This week

    Stubblefield Repeater Club meeting

    The Stubblefield Repeater Club, Shelby County’s amateur radio club, meets at 7 p.m. today at the Shelby County Fire Department Station 1, 200 Alpine Dr. For more information, call 502-220-7872 or 502-529-6054.

    Kiwanis Club

    The Kiwanis Club of Shelbyville meets at noon Thursday at Stratton Community Center in Shelbyville. Lunch is provided and guests are welcome. Call 633-3750 to make a luncheon reservation.

    Lions Club

  • Shelby Energy to have rate increase

    When customers served by Shelby Energy get their next electric bill, they will notice that is more than usual.

    That's because the company instituted a rate increase that went into effect last week, said Debbie Martin, CEO of Shelby Energy.

    "We have approval from the Public Service Commission effective July 31," she said. "That will be prorated on the number of days of service that applies to this first billing. It will go into effect for the full percentage on the next billing."

  • SIMPSONVILLE CITY COMMISSION: City to lower tax rate four 4th straight year

    For the fourth-year in a row, Simpsonville residents will have a lower tax rate.

    At its meeting Monday night, the Simpsonville City Commission approved a tax rate that is 2 tenths lower than the current rate.

    The new rate of .096 cents per $100 of assessed value replaces the current rate of .098.

    “This is the fourth-straight year we’ve lowered them,” said Simpsonville City Administrator David Eaton.

  • Post 37 eliminated from regional

    For the second consecutive game, Shelbyville Post 37 could not establish itself in the batter’s box.

    Shelby was outhit 13-5 and defeated 9-1 by Wilmington, N.C., ending its run at the Southeast Regional held in Asheboro, N.C.