Today's News

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD – New voting districts selected with apprehension

    After postponing its decision on countless occasions, the Shelby County Board of Education has at last settled on a new voting district map.

    State regulation requires that the population of school board voting districts fall within ten percent of one another.  However, with the map unchanged since 1999, the numbers in Shelby County were vastly unbalanced.

    The topic has appeared on numerous board agendas over the past year, but repeatedly board members have been unable to come to an agreement.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL – New crafts for historic Shelbyville

    In an effort to lessen business restrictions in downtown Shelbyville, Mayor Tom Hardesty said he’s ready to establish some regulations for craft distilleries and breweries in the city.

    Last May, the Triple S Planning Commission gave a positive recommendation to the city’s request for distilleries within the city limits in property zoned Agriculture (A), Highway Commercial (C-4) and Limited Interchange (X-1), but at the time the recommendation did not mention brew pubs, or craft distilleries and breweries.

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  • CCA to provide tablets to students

    In a world of smart phones, tablets and cloud computing, it’s clear to see we live in a technological age. With an aim at better preparing students for a future filled with electronic devices, Cornerstone Christian Academy has passed a 1:1 Technology Initiative.

    This initiative will provide each student when they return to school this fallwith a Microsoft Surface 3tablet and each faculty member with a Surface Pro 3.

    Cornerstone Headmaster David Ladner said in doing so, students will be better prepared for life after graduation.

  • Hinkle wedding

    Sarah Hanrahan and Jacob Hinkle were married June 27, 2015, at Nederland, Colo.

    Parents of the bride are David and Grace Hanrahan of Huntington, N.Y. The groom is the son of Ron and Debbie Hinkle of Bagdad.

    Roni Choudhuryofficiated the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by David Hanrahan.

    A reception was held at Stage Stop, Rollinsville, Colo.

    The couple will reside in Denver.

  • Best of Cruise trophy to Imel

    The Shelby County Car Club had a cruise-in at O’Brien Ford. Mark Grin of O’Brien Ford presented the Best of Cruise trophy to Phil Imel for his 1938 Chevrolet Pick-up. The next cruise will be Downtown Shelbyville on June 25.

  • Birth: Ritchey son

    Mark and Beverly Ritcheyof Shelbyville announce the birth of their second child, a son, on Feb. 27, 2015, at Norton Women's and Kosair Children's Hospital. He has been named Caleb Samuel Ritchey and has a 17-year-old sister, Cassie. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Grandparent is Rebecca Ritchey of Lexington.

  • 69th anniversary: Gilbert and Louise Morris

    Gilbert and Louise Morris have been married for 69 years. The couple was married on July 6, 1946 by the Rev. O.S. Gardner in the parsonage of the Olive Branch Methodist Church, which was then located on Main Street in Shelbyville.

    They are still living on the farm they purchased in 1956 where they once had a dairy, grew tobacco, corn and hay.

    He raised beef cattle after ending his dairy operation and kept cattle until his 90th year. He worked at the Shelby County Road Department, starting after he turned 65. He retired after his 80th birthday.

  • 55th anniversary: Carol and C.T. Shouse

    Carol and C.T. Shouse of Waddy have been married for 55 years. The couple was married on July 16, 1960, at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Rufus Burk in Waddy.

    She is a homemaker and the former Carol Stewart of Hatton.

    He is a retired foreman of the Department of Transportation District 5 and heavy equipment operator.

    They are members of the New Life Baptist Church of Waddy and parents of David Shouse of Waddy, Wesley Shouse of Waddy and Laurie Raisor (Glen) of Henry County. They have nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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