Ashley Sutter
Over the weekend workers began removing the old watertower in downtown Shelbyville. Work will continue next weekend, as well.
WHAT WE THINK: Water tower removal is a sign of growth

Facebook has been flooded recently with people taking photos of and waxing poetic about the old water tower in downtown Shelbyville.

As crews started working on taking it down over the weekend – and work will continue this weekend – we heard more and more people lament its removal.

We, too, were sad to see it go, but changes are necessary.

Water company manager Tom Doyle said last week that it would cost more than $300,000 just to bring it up to current safety standards.