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Today's News

  • Rockets finish fifth in loaded region - Girls place ninth

    The Shelby County boys' and girls' track team hosted the Class 3A Region meet Wednesday, and both teams competed well.

    The Rockets took fifth place and the Lady Rockets ninth in what is widely considered the most difficult region in any class in the state.

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    Stacey Eden and Matt Spencer led the charge for the Rockets. Eden won the 3,200 meter race with a time of 9:45.02 and anchored the 4x800 relay and ran on the 4x400 relay as well.

  • Edelson to leave Extension

    When Brittany Edelson came to the county 10 years ago, fresh out of college, she said the farming community here readily accepted her.

    But the farmers are having a harder time letting her go.

    "I've had grown men crying this week," Edelson said.

    Edelson, Extension agent for agriculture, will leave that post June 9 to work as an agronomist for Philip Morris International, based in Richmond, Va. Edelson and her daughter, Rayah, 3, will continue to live here in Shelbyville.

  • Bistro sold to former employee

    After more than 15 years of serving folks in downtown Shelbyville, the owners of Bistro 535 have decided to sell the establishment. Bill Hisle and Stuart Meredith are selling the business and property to Embry Herrick and family in order to concentrate their efforts elsewhere.

    Hisle and Meredith will maintain the catering wing of the business under the name of 535 Catering and also continue to operate the two Cattleman's Roadhouse restaurants.

  • Rolling Thunder visits Waddy

    When 300 motorcycles rumbled into Waddy on Wednesday, the bikers received a warm greeting as they gathered at the Flying J truckstop to refuel.

    The group, Rolling Thunder, was making its annual journey from California to Washington, D.C. to pay homage to American veterans at the Vietnam War Memorial at the nation's capital. Known simply as "The Wall," the monument, erected in Constitution Gardens in 1982, contains the names of all the veterans who served in Vietnam.

  • Summer Break activities open to students

    Summer Break does not necessarily mean students have to take a break from learning. Shelby County Public Schools wants students to continue the educational process over the Summer Break so that everyone can return to school August 6 better prepared for continued academic progress. A number of enrichment activities are being offered for all students. Most are free of charge.

  • History events on tap

    Kids interested in history will have ample opportunity to enjoy themselves in the coming weeks.

    This summer the Shelby County Historical Society has planned three family history days and a three-day history camp for local children. Organizers hope the events will be both educational and fun.

    All of the events will take place at the Heritage Welcome Center near Seventh and Main Street in Shelbyville (beside the First Presbyterian Church) and are free to the public.

  • Lady Rockets fall in 9 innings to Anderson - Girls still advance to 8th Region Tournament

    A controversial call in the first inning led to extra innings and a 1-0 Anderson County win in Tuesday's 30th District Championship game.

    The Lady Rockets dropped a chance to win the school's fifth straight 30th District Title when Anderson scored one run in the top of the ninth and then used a double play to end Shelby County's title bid in the bottom of the inning.

    However, it was a play in the first inning, a botched call by the first base umpire, that had SCHS head coach Kelly Cable bothered after the game.

  • Thanks to Job Corps

    I serve as the project manager for the Shelby County Historical Society's project to identify and preserve the site of the Simpsonville Slaughter. This is the incident in which about 26 men of Co. E of the Fifth U.S. Colored Cavalry lost their lives in a skirmish with Confederate guerrillas near Simpsonville on January 25, 1865.

  • Lifebridge teaches kids humane animal treatment

    "Even though we're born with the ability to be compassionate and to empathize, to really put those words into action we have to be taught," said Teresa Bottom, chair of the board of Lifebridge for Animals.

    The organization is celebrating its first year of teaching children to be kind to animals and help control the animal population.

  • Schools may save $1 million on construction

    Because of lower-than-expected construction costs, the Shelby County Public School system estimates that it will save over $1 million on six upcoming building projects.

    District officials estimated they would be shelling out $3.2 million dollars this summer to complete the construction of several local projects. However, when the district received all of the construction bids on the projects, they came in at just over $2.1 million. That's a total estimated savings of $1.04 million.