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Today's News

  • 60th anniversary: Stewart and Irene Waits

    Stewart and Irene Waits of Frankfort celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 14. They married June 14, 1952, in Frankfort. They have three daughters, Marilyn (George) Owens of Louisville, Phyllis (Mike) Bailey of Bagdad and Sandy (Ken) Phillips of Shelbyville; six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The couple celebrated with their family.

  • Engagement: Amos-Ninichuck

    Jim and Darlene Amos of Shelbyville announce the engagement of their daughter, Melodie Brooke Amos, to Steven Anthony Ninichuck. He is the son of Steve and Donna Ninichuck of Ohio. The wedding will take place on June 30 in Louisville.

  • Engagement: Stokes-Davis

    Debbie and Cubb R. Stokes of Fulton announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Reese Stokes of Fulton, to Terry Lynn Davis II of Shelbyville. He is the son of Kim Nutt and Terry Davis of Shelbyville.

    Stokes is a 2001 graduate of South Fulton High School, South Fulton, Tenn., and earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She is a trade operations specialist with Invesco Advisors, Inc. in Louisville.

  • 2012 Shelby County Fair pageant winners

    Pageant winners were announced for the 2012 Shelby County Fair

  • Salvation Army donation

    Madison Stephenson (left) donated $35 to Betty Mattingly from the Salvation Army. Madison wrote and performed a song on YouTube about the Salvation Army and raised the money through family and friends. She is the daughter of Todd and Robin Stephenson.

  • Shelbyville gets its close-up

    Downtown Shelbyville was awash in the glow of good lighting on Monday.

    A film crew from City On A Hill Productions spent the entire day into the evening at the Shelby County Courthouse on 5th and Main streets, blocking the side street for the day and, at some times, one lane of Main Street. The crew also shot at Jewish Hospital Shelbyville at an earlier date.

    Producer Cassie Pelan said the movie, Acts of God,nearly is finished shooting, wrapping its sixth of seven weeks of filming, but the film won’t be ready until next year.

  • Fair’s horse show could be biggest ever

    The Shelby County Fair Horse Show, which gets under way tonight at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, is shaping up to be one of the biggest in a long time.

    “For the number of years I’ve been manager, I think this will be the biggest one we’ve seen,” R.H. Bennett said on Tuesday while he was trying to juggle stalls to fit all the need for boarding horses overnight. “We have people coming in from Georgia, Chicago, Evansville and other places. Of course, ninety percent of our competitors come from here in the county.”

  • Shelby County Fiscal Court: County to test maintenance service from North Carolina based company

    The Shelby County Fiscal Court agreed at its meeting on Tuesday to try out a new way to tackle its management needs, with a little help from a national company with a local presence.

    County maintenance supervisor Denny Bailey told magistrates that a North Carolina-based company, Facility Dude, established in 2007, offers a new approach to helping both governments and businesses manage maintenance issues and save money.

    It costs $2,057 per year to use the company’s service, but the first year will be free for the fiscal court, courtesy of Johnson Controls,

  • EARLIER: 2 bone marrow donors found for Addison Miles

    There may at last be hope for 7-month-old Addison Miles in her battle against cancer.

    Just days before a bone marrow donor drive on Sunday at Shelby Christian Church – which drew more than 400 people for the bone-marrow registry – her family learned the fantastic news that there are two near-perfect matches for Miles, who has a form of leukemia.

  • Shelby County School Board: MAP reading scores hit 75 percent for end of year

    This school year ended with three-fourths of Shelby County grade school students reading on or above grade level – or you might say that 25 percent left school for the summer lagging behind.

    That was the gist of the latest MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) report by Chief Academic Officer/Deputy Superintendent Lisa Smith told members of the Shelby County School Board at their meeting Thursday night.

    The board, including Superintendent James Neihof, expressed disappointment that those numbers were not higher.