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Today's News

  • A time for vines

    The winds blew strong on the ridge above the Ferenc Vegh house and barn on Hempridge Road. That makes the hill a good place for grapes.

    "We'll see frost down in the valley but not very often up here on the hill," Vegh said at a ceremony Wednesday inaugurating a vineyard he plans to establish on his south Shelby County farm.

  • Kiosk offers information

    The Visitor's Center/Heritage Center on Main Street now sports an attractive new kiosk which displays upcoming local events of interest around the community.

  • Miller resigns

    Shelbyville City Council member Mike Miller handed the mayor his letter of resignation from his elected post May 8 after the council meeting ended.

    The resignation is necessary due to Miller's plans to move into a newly-built home on his family's farm just outside the city limits.

    He will finish out the month before his resignation is effective.

    In his letter, Miller said he has enjoyed serving the citizens of the city and working with the council.

  • Shelby County Grand Jury indictments

    On April 23, the grand jury indicted:

    Christopher E. Cole of West Lafayette, Ind., for trafficking in a controlled substance(schedule III Hydrocodone); trafficking in marijuana; trafficking in a controlled substance (Schedule IV Xanax); carrying a concealed deadly weapon; possession of drug paraphernalia; and speeding.

    Jason J. Bolin of Taylorsville, Ky., for flagrant nonsupport.

    Daniel L. Searcy of Louisville, for DUI fourth offense; operating on a suspended license; possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a vehicle.

  • Fire up that engine

    Shelbyville Fire and Rescue showed off the newest addition to the city's safety repertoire at the May 1 Shelbyville City Council meeting. Fire Chief Willard Tucker said the 2008 Ferrara Intruder 22 upgrades the fire department's capabilities, and as a result the city's safety.

  • Good people in Shelbyville

    After my last letter was printed regarding my disappointment concerning local dentists failing to show me any concern and work with me on a payment plan for a filling I received a couple of calls from folks in the Shelbyville area.

  • 'This place matters'

    "The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present." David Thelen

    Themed "This Place Matters," The National Trust for Historic Preservation is sponsoring the fourth annual National Preservation Month - a celebration that encourages every city around the country to appreciate its unique heritage and preserve its history.

    As this photo collage shows, a tour of Shelbyville offers plenty of history to appreciate.

    In Shelbyville, the following activities are available throughout May:

  • Bagdad days are here again

    This weekend will mark the 16th annual celebration of Bagdad Days.

    Event organizers are hoping the rain will hold off in order to allow the community to enjoy the activities planned for the two-day event.

    The festivities, which will take place May 9 and 10 at Bagdad Baptist Church,

    will get started with a lunch and yard sale at noon on Friday.

    At 4 p.m. things will get bouncing with the start of the kids' rides and the inflatable "bouncies." A steak sandwich dinner with baked potatoes and cole slaw will be served at 5 p.m.

  • The other stroke victim

    May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Becky Carignan wants to get the word out - a stroke is not restricted by age.

    Carignan, of Simpsonville, has seen the effects that strokes have on young people first hand. Her daughter Cassidy survived a stroke 4 1/2 years ago - while still in the womb.

  • Teachers may get minimum salary jump

    It doesn't look like local teachers will be getting much of a raise next year.

    Due to budgetary restrictions, the Shelby County Board of Education is considering giving local teachers only the state mandated 1 percent salary increase for next year.