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Today's News

  • What we think: Farm equipment must share, too

    Every planting and harvest season, when farm equipment is being moved so frequently from one field to another, from one property to another, there goes out a request to motorists to beware of the machinery and to share the road with care.

    We think that’s a good idea, to understand the needs of the agricultural corners of our community, to show patience and consideration.

    We also think that consideration should go both ways.

  • We congratulate: Blue-ribbon fair needs all our focus

    The 150th celebration of the Shelby County Fair has concluded, and we want to present the Shelby County A&M Association with a blue ribbon for this year’s event.

    Fair Board President Ray Tucker and his army of volunteers and mercenaries did their dead-level best to make this show the biggest and best and most customer friendly as they possibly could. Their effort was evident from the midway, to the tractor-pull site to special events.

  • MY WORD: There is another side to story of librarian's firing

    The award-winning youth librarian at the Shelby County Public Library, Sherry Bogard, was dismissed after an unfair board meeting held on June 19, 2012. At this board meeting, Mrs. Sherry, as she is called, was not permitted to state her case or make objections to the charges against her; all but one of the board voted to dismiss Mrs. Sherry based on speculation arising from a single viewpoint. The fact that there was not any kind of due process is among the more disturbing issues; however, there are others.

  • MY WORD: A word from a man full of thanks

    My name is Andrea Cottrell, the wife of the late George Cottrell, Jr.

    Our family would like to thank everyone for all their love and support throughout our entire journey with George’s ALS diagnosis.

    We were blessed and highly favored by our Lord and savior! George and I often talked about our blessings and how much we appreciated them all.

    So, one day, George says to me, “Dot, read this.”

    I did, and it was one of the most sincere letters I have ever read. This letter is addressed to everyone in the community. It reads:

  • Sometimes in life, you just have to cut it

    You may recall that recently our family moved from the suburbs to a small farm, that we have been going through a sort of a sociological withdrawal, somewhat of a remake of Green Acresfor the new millennium, minus Oliver Douglas’s suits and Lisa’s gowns, Hank Kimball and the pig.

  • Finals for horses, finishes with big show at Shelby County Fair

    The Shelbyville Horse Show ended with a flourish Saturday night with an appearance by several past presidents of the Shelby County A&M Board and a presentation of a state grant.
    The show itself was an exceptional one, said Edward “Hoppy” Bennett, president of the horse show.

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court; Budget balanced for end of year

    Shelby County Fiscal Court moved around a lot of money at a special meeting Tuesday morning to close its books on one fiscal year in preparation for the next.

     “This is something we do every year the last week in June because the new fiscal year begins July 1,” Shelby County Judge-Executive Rob Rothenburger said.

    The county’s general fund was increased by $596,600 to account for shortfalls in various budget areas.

  • Shelby County Fair Horse Show results

    ASB Ladies 5-Gaited

    1.Turquoise, Carl Fischer, Charlotte Kurtz

     

    ASB Adult Show Pleasure Driving

    1. With a Friend, Happy Valley Stable, Inc., Marion Hutcheson

    2. CH Callaway’s Halley’s Comet, Split Decision, LLC., Christine Broder

    3. Double or Nuttin’, Tri Color Ventures, Priscilla Marconi

    4. CH Heir to a Star, Sharla Deuschle, Sharla Deuschle

    5. Harlem’s Nightcap, D.E.S.P. Saddlebreds, Dan Hall

     

  • The porch is a wonderful part of this historic home – but it’s not everything.

    With a little bit of “Queen Anne” and a dash of “Colonial Revival,” Kerry and Debbie Magan’s 110-year-old home on Main Street in Shelbyville has almost as much personality as its owners.

    Located at 1174 Main St., the was built by Jno A. Middleton for his son, James Fulton Middleton, after purchasing the property in 1901 from J.T. and Mary E. Logan. After building the home, Middleton then constructed the house next door to it, currently owned by Phil and Chris Hayes, for his daughter.

  • Down week finishes up

    The Shelbyville Post 37 American Legion baseball team followed up the “worst” game of its season, according to Coach Jim Wiley, with two solid efforts Sunday.