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  • Man arrested for firing gun near apartment complex

    A man was arrested in Shelbyville after he fired a gun into the air in the middle of a residential area.

    The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a domestic dispute Saturday morning where Eric Stone was causing damage at a woman’s home and refusing to relinquish custody of a child he had with her.

    The incident occurred at an apartment complex on Old Brunerstown Road.

  • Neglected apartments have tenants fed up

    When Bonnie Beach moved into the Marian Village apartment complex a little more than two years ago, it was a decent place to live.

    “It was nice,” Beach said. “The grass was always cut, the trash was always emptied.”

  • Keeping a positive pace

     With violence and anger spewing from just about every corner of America, it’s a tough time to be a kid.  But one program is teaching young girls to power through their emotional struggles.

    Girls on the Run, which kicked off at Southside Elementary this year, inspires girls to take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms.

    Available to girls in grades 3-8, the program combines running with a curriculum based on building positive relationships.

  • Investing in the future

     Hollie King, owner of Eight Twenty 8 Boutique on Main Street, is proud to invest in the next generation.

    “I honestly believe that they are the future,” King said, standing in front of a hand painted sign designed by a young Shelby County entrepreneur, Annali White. “She painted that. She brought it in as a ‘Thank you for putting my stuff in your store.’”

    King opened the boutique in October in the former Tipsy Gypsy location at 610 Main Street and said she was elated when two young girls approached her with their designs.

  • Women’s Wellness Affair spotlights hidden health issues

    There was barely an open seat at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House Monday night when Jewish Hospital Shelbyville hosted its 13th annual Women’s Health Affair.

    The event gave women a chance to learn more about their unique health concerns, participate in a silent auction, connect with Shelby County health services and win door prizes from local businesses.

    Keynote speaker pulmonologist Dr. Josephine Mei opened with a subject women are slow to take care of – themselves.

  • Bagdad’s Corner Keystop closing

     On the quiet, eastern side of Shelby County sits a gem in Bagdad.  The building has sat at 5980 Elmburg Road, serving the community as a local stop since 1937.

    But Mike Banta, owner of the Corner Keystop, says it’s time for a change.

    After 12 years of ownership, Banta said he has decided to close.

    With his 65th birthday just a few months away and increasing health issues continuing to be an issue, Banta said he needs to step back.

  • Six Shelby Odyssey teams to advance to Worlds Finals

     After a fantastic showing over the weekend, six Shelby teams have qualified to compete in the World Finals of Odyssey of the Mind.  Collins High School hosted the state competition on Saturday after inclement weather in March forced a relocation from Union.

    Teams from around the state attended and brought their best performances.

    Ten teams from Shelby County competed and coaches say they are proud of their students for their achievements.

  • SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD - Amended calendar up for approval

     The Shelby County Board of Education will consider adding a day to 2017-18 school calendar at Thursday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

    Due to a snow day earlier this year, the amended calendar would add one day to district schedule, pushing the end of the year to Friday, May 25.

  • Hollingsworth cemetery restored

     Simpsonville’s newest Pioneer Cemetery drew interest from as far away as Seattle Sunday, as the Hollingsworth Cemetery received its Pioneer status after efforts to clean and restore the historic plot of land in Shelby County came to an end.

    On Sunday, the Shelby County Cemetery Preservation Board hosted the dedication ceremony at the cemetery in Simpsonville, which consisted of three facets.

  • SHELBYVILLE CITY COUNCIL - Discovery Blvd. annexation leads city agenda

     On Thursday the Shelbyville City Council will consider a resolution that could push forward the development of a road to help alleviate traffic issues on Discovery Boulevard.

    The school district is looking to develop a road that would start at the northern end of Discovery Boulevard and run east. The city would construct a portion of the road that would begin where their property ends and connect to Midland Industrial Drive.

    While there is little argument that the road is necessary, the request that accompanies the development has raised concerns.