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Today's News

  • Shipley hopes to keep his event in stride

    The aspect of the 300-meter hurdles race that Zach Shipley relishes the most isn’t the start or the finish.

    “Warm-ups are pretty much my favorite part,” Shipley, a Shelby County junior, said Wednesday. “I love checking in. They [the other hurdlers] always look at me because I’m the shortest person there. I say, ‘That’s me,’ and I’ll just walk out. Everybody’s head will just turn because they don’t picture me [being fast].”

  • Titans, Rockets ready for rematch in baseball

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments begin next week.

    Spencer County will host the softball tourney, which will begin with Monday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final. Although the time schedule for the tourney is set, the pairings weren’t at press time because Collins hosted Spencer County on Thursday evening.

    Collins will host the baseball tourney, which will begin with Tuesday’s semifinals and conclude with Wednesday’s 6 p.m. final.

  • 2 Shelby companies honored for safety

    Two Shelby County manufacturers are among 40 companies that state officials have honored for their performance in employee health and safety.

    Johnson Controls and Stanley Black & Decker earned the Governor’s Safety and Health Award for ranking among the best in the state for the number of hours their employees have worked without having a lost-time injury or illness.

  • Simpsonville moves to limit when fireworks can be detonated

    If you are a Simpsonville resident who takes your holidays with some fireworks, your options soon may become limited.

    The Simpsonville City Commission passed on first reading Wednesday an ordinance that would restrict the detonation of fireworks in the city to July 3 and July 4 – unless the celebration of the holiday would be moved to a different date.

    Gone will be the option of shooting off your firecrackers, bottle rockets and other pyromania for several days before the holiday or on other holidays, such as New Year’s Eve.

  • Simpsonville's new budget up by 2.6 percent

    Simpsonville has a new budget in place for the next fiscal year.

    Commissioners on Wednesday morning passed, 4-0 – Commissioner Vicky Wise was absent – on second reading a plan that grows revenue and expenses by 2.6 percent starting July 1.

  • WICHE: Mow high to maintain lawn health

    Americans have all sorts of reputations, one being our love affair with the perfect lawn.

    The funny thing about it is that many of our lawn-care habits actually create additional problems that need some sort of intervention. It is a vicious lawn care cycle.

    Fertilize, mow, spray, fertilize, mow, spray…why not just mow high and enjoy the clover?

    No matter how many times agronomists warn us not to fertilize in the spring, products fly off the shelf in April and May. Fall is the time to fertilize, if you must.

  • ELECTION 2012: Shelbyville City Council: Shane Suttor

    Shane Suttor has kept his focus on the future during his three terms on Shelbyville’s City Council.

    Serving on the budget and multiuse path committees and working on the 7th Street Corridor project, Suttor, a Democrat, said some of the ideas they begin won’t be seen for a long time.

    “I think preparing for the future is very important,” he said. “Some of these projects, we won’t see anything for years down the road, but when development does occur, it will enhance the city.”

  • Datebook: May 21, 2012

    Public meetings
    The Housing Authority of Shelbyville Board of Commissioners meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Housing Authority Administrative/Community Building.
    Shelby County Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the central office on Main Street in Shelbyville.

  • Election 2012, Shelbyville City Council: Jon Swindler

    A lifelong Shelbyville resident, Jon Swindler has seen the city continue to grow while maintaining it’s small-town atmosphere.

    As a Republican, Swindler said it’s important to focus the city’s future on conservative responsibility.

    “We need to continue managing our budget to reflect conservative responsibility for the taxpayers dollars,” he said.

  • Michael Long golf event

    Golfers participated in the 17th annual Michael Long Golf Scramble at the Shelbyville Country Club to generate donations for the Shelby Community Charities. Special guests for this year's event were six soldiers from Fort Knox that Kindred Healthcare brought to the event.