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Today's News

  • Grateful to be giving

    Volunteers who are working on preparing a community wide Thanksgiving Dinner to be served at the Stratton Center Thursday say they have a secret ingredient planned for each dish.

    “We’re gonna put plenty of love into everything we cook,” said Laura Moorman. “Because it’s true what they say – when you serve others, you receive the biggest blessing of all.”

  • Horse rescued from farm pond

    An elderly horse pulled from a farm pond in Simpsonville over the weekend had some very scary hours before the haggard animal was retrieved, weak and nearly frozen by a crew of humane rescue workers.

    What’s worse, it’s not even known how long the 23-year-old mare, Bayern, was in the pond before she was discovered.

    Amanda Williamson said she was house sitting at the home of her aunt, Sherra Kapfhammer on Aiken Road Saturday when she was awakened shortly before 9 a.m. by a knock on the door.

  • Man arrested burglarizing home of deceased stepbrother

    Just a week after Christopher Horine of Shelbyville was shot to death by police, his family is reeling from a second shock, after his stepbrother was arrested and charged with burglarizing his house.

    John Davis, 40, of Eminence was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree burglary.

    Shelby County Detective Jason Rice said that not only is Davis charged with breaking into his late stepbrother’s home on Fox Run Road, but also the way the burglary went down in shocking in itself.

  • Shelbyville City Council: Trash haulers prep for new curbside service

    The Shelbyville City Council was pleased with news shared by trash hauling companies at its meeting Thursday night.

    Representatives from all three haulers that currently serve the city of Shelbyville turned out to answer any questions from the council or from the public on how the transition to the garbage franchise – with Republic Services – will take place in January.

    “Of course, we know the basics, but I am glad that you all are here,” said councilman Mike Zoeller.

  • Prayer vigil for Trey Williams comforts family

    A cold wind and cloudy skies Wednesday night didn’t keep friends and family of a teen killed three years ago in a police shooting from gathering to remember him on almost the very spot where his life ended on Clifton Court.

    “We want to thank everyone for coming out to commemorate this young man’s life, even though it’s been three years ago, the same tears still come back today,” said Justin Barnes, pastor of the Greater Shiloh Temple Church in Shelbyville.

  • Chatham house being torn down

    More than a year and a half after being nearly destroyed in a devastating fire, a Shelby County landmark home is finally being torn down.

    Officials at Gra-Kat Environmental Services were on the property of the structure known as the Chatham House Thursday and said they were preparing to demo the house but had to take the columns down first.

    “We want to be very careful because of the doctor’s office next door,” said Nick Yount with Gra-Kat.

  • Triple S Planning Commission: Breighton Business Center goes residential

    Once tabbed as light industrial park, the Breighton Business Center has now been cleared for an apartment development.

    Kerry Magan presented zone change request on behalf of Roberts & Smith 2, LLC that would change six tracts of the Breighton Business Center from General Interchange (X-2) to Multi-family Residential (R-4).

    “We are proposing to construct two hundred and sixteen apartments on nine buildings on fifteen acres,” Magan said.

  • Decorative Indian corn has a place on your plate, too

    It’s the time of year to admire festive arrangements of red corn that pop up everywhere, from adorning hay bales in front yards, to fall window displays in shops, to the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving feast.

    But red corn, or Indian corn, as it’s widely referred to, has uses other than ornamental. The thing is, not many people know that, at least not anymore.

    “Well, I don’t know if you can eat it, but you sure can drink it,” said Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty.

  • Picking turkeys not as easy as pie

    Choosing the type of turkey to put on your Thanksgiving table can be as difficult of a decision as what type of sides you want to serve alongside.

    No longer is purchasing a turkey just a matter of deciding the right weight for the number of guests attending. Now the mind is bogged down with terms like organic, free-range, pastured, heritage and natural.

    In addition, there are similar yet confusing options like frozen, previously frozen, not previously frozen and fresh.

  • Breaking social walls at lunch

    Schools across the county will be mixing things up at the end of the month, when they will be asked to step out of their comfort zones and sit at a different table for lunch.

    What may seem like a small task can have an enormous impact, Superintendent James Neihof explained.

    “When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away,” he said.