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  • 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.

  • Friends, former teammates now adversaries on the field

    Very rarely has the ‘house divided’ motto been taken so literally, but in the house Alex Matthews and Branden Cresap reside in together, it may become an ironic mantra.

    Matthews returned to Shelby County High School to be the new defensive coordinator for his alma mater, while Cresap recently joined the Collins High School football staff, where he graduated from in 2011, as a quarterbacks’ coach.

  • Back where it all began

    With the beginning of each new sports season coaches and players come and go and new faces are the norm.

    But that’s not the case with the Shelby County girls’ golf team, which will have a very familiar face and former champion leading the squad.

    Candice Iceman was a member of the Rockets from her fourth grade season through her 2005 state championship and on to graduation in 2009.

  • Preschool or nurturing at home

    A child’s brain is like a dry sponge, ready to absorb.  Put any lesson in front of a preschooler and they will soak it up.

    Not taking advantage of this period in their life would be a tragic waste.  But even worse, it may cause them to start kindergarten behind their peers.

    Clear Creek Elementary Principal Kim Willhoite said her biggest piece of advice to parents of preschool-aged children is to put their child in some sort of structured preschool program.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Board to review new leadership plan

    On Thursday the Shelby County Board of Education will review the plan that is set to replace the retired Strategic Leadership Plan.

    Dubbed A Profile of a Graduate, the plan lays the foundation of what characteristics community members feel a graduate of SCPS should embody.

  • Painting a new skyline

     It’s inevitable, what goes up, must come down.

  • District unveils Profile of a Graduate

    Four years ago Shelby County Public Schools rolled out its measurement of success called the Strategic Leadership Plan.  The 4-year plan measured the district’s work toward achieving goals in five areas: Globally Effective Students, 21st Century Professionals, Healthy and Responsible Students, Leadership Innovation and 21st Century Support Systems.

    During its implementation, much of the district’s work was centered on the SLP.

    So with that plan wrapping up, the district got to work in November comprising a new system.